Colorado property tax law requires assessors to conduct countywide reappraisals every two years in odd-numbered years, and that a specific date, June 30th of the year preceding the reappraisal year, be used to benchmark all property values throughout the state. The benchmark, or "level of value", for this reappraisal cycle is June 30, 2020. For the 2021/2022 reappraisal cycle Larimer County is using 24 months of data. That means our sales study period extends from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. All sales are trended up or down to the level of value date, June 30, 2020, depending on market factors in the different areas of Larimer County. This trend data and more is available as part of our Understanding the Process page.

All property owners were mailed a Notice of Valuation postcard on or before May 1, 2021.  This value is available for your review through the Property Search section of our website. All property owners can protest. Please note that submitting a protest initiates a review of the property value and may result in a higher valuation if warranted. For next year in 2022, properties with a change of value or a change in ownership will be mailed a Notice of Valuation postcard on or before May 1, 2022. If the value and ownership remained the same as in 2021, your tax bill will serve as your Notice of Valuation.

If you do not receive, or have misplaced, your Notice of Valuation and do not want to complete an online protest, please complete, sign, and mail a 2021 Real Property Protest form  to our office no later than June 1, 2021. Please note: Due to COVID-19, our office is unable to meet property owners in person. However, protests can be filed using our online protest tool, by mail, fax, email, or by scheduling a telephone appeal/protest. Upon submitting an online protest, an email is sent to confirm that your protest was submitted prior to the June 1 deadline.

Properties that are appealed during our protest period will be reviewed and a Notice of Determination will be sent to those property owners on June 30, 2021. If you are satisfied with the value after this review, the process ends, and your property tax bill will be based on the value reflected in the Notice of Determination. If you disagree with the Assessor's decision, your next step is to file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization. More details will be provided in the Notice of Determination that will be sent June 30, 2021. Updated values for any properties that were adjusted based on a filed protest will also be posted online on June 30, 2021. If you file a protest in any given year and do not agree with the value or classification noted on your property on July 1 of that year you will need to file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization before July 15th of that same year.

For the 2021/2022 reappraisal cycle, all properties are valued as the property exists January 1 of the current year based on the real estate markets as they were on June 30, 2020.

Bob Overbeck

Bob Overbeck, Larimer County Assessor

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200 W. Oak Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970) 498-7050
Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Email: Overbebc@larimer.org