County Board of Equalization

If you disagree with the Assessor’s Notice of Determination, you may choose to appeal that decision to the County Board of Equalization.

In Douglas County, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) sits as the County Board of Equalization (CBOE).  A taxpayer may choose to appeal the decision of the Assessor’s office to the CBOE.  In order to process appeals within the State’s statutory time limits, the BOCC appoints Hearing Officers to preside over hearings and to make recommendations to the CBOE.

The CBOE will hear appeals in July for real property (land and buildings) and personal property (furnishings, machinery, and equipment), 39-8-104 and 39-8-107(2), C.R.S.  The CBOE must conclude its hearings and render decisions by August 6, 2018, 39-8-107(2), C.R.S.  No later than August 11, 2018, letters will be mailed and emailed to property owners advising them of the outcome of their appeal(s).  Online appeals may be filed beginning in July 2018.

Get information on how to file an appeal, what you need to include, notice of hearing and determination, and what to do next for further appeals.    Appeals for Vacant land, commercial and business personal property must be mailed, delivered or completed online by July 20, 2018.  Appeals for real property must be mailed, delivered or submitted online by July 16, 2018.