A house is usually the most important investment that a homeowner has, and the Douglas County Assessor’s Office is committed to helping property owners understand their rights and the process of valuation. According to state law, the assessor determines the actual value of residential property every two years in odd-numbered years. This is called a reappraisal.
As with any appraisal, value is established as of a specific date, and for ad valorem appraisal this date is dictated by statute to be June 30th of the year preceding the reappraisal.
Available forms to use for the abatement process, senior exemptions, and more.
The Assessor is responsible for listing, classifying, and valuing all property in the county in accordance with state laws. Colorado law is very specific in establishing how Assessors value property.
How to Calculate Taxes - This is a step by step illustration of how to calculate property tax.
As part of the valuation process, the County is divided into seven economic areas. An economic area is a grouping of neighborhoods that have similar economic forces or geographic location.
Brochure published by the Colorado Division of Property Taxation describing the property tax process in Colorado.