Homeowners – you’ve now seen your Notice of Value. We know you have questions about appeals, senior exemptions, what can be done about this historic increase and much more. Mark your calendar for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.
The Board of Douglas County Commissioners and Douglas County Assessor Toby Damisch will host a Live Town Hall focused on property taxes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.
Join by phone, online or in person at the Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third St. in Castle Rock. Join online at douglas.co.us/townhall or via phone by calling 833-380-0668, or simply answer the phone when we call to invite you to join us. To receive a call just before a Live Town Hall begins, visit douglas.co.us/townhall to register.
“We know you have many questions about property taxes, and we have assembled the experts who can answer them,” said Commissioner Lora Thomas. “There is a lot still unfolding at the state level, and we’ll be providing information at this Live Town Hall.”
Here are a few things to know about property taxes:
- State law governs the appraisal process; county assessors implement that law.
- According to state law, reappraisal occurs in odd-numbered years, and property is assessed in arrears. This year, Real Property values are established as of June 30, 2022 – for which property taxes will be owed in early 2024.
- Taxing authorities tax properties based on that assessed value. Visit douglas.co.us/assessor to view taxing authorities for your property specifically, which may include Douglas County, municipalities, the school district, the library district, special districts, fire districts and water districts.
To understand more about what makes 2023 unique and the options to appeal, visit our web page.