About the Assessor
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the evaluation and assessment of all taxable real and personal property within the county. Their duties include the discovery, valuation, and listing of all property classifications. These activities provide the basis of deriving fair and equalized property values in order to distribute the county’s tax burden in a fair and equitable manner.
SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION - Deadline for filing is July 15. Deadline for late applications August 15. View the Senior Exemption page for further instructions.
2023 Notices of Valuation
In an effort to reduce the cost of processing, printing, and postage, a consortium of Colorado Assessors have opted to send a postcard Notice of Valuation in place of the long notice you have received in the past. You may review your property characteristics using our online record search. To request a copy of the long notice, please contact the Assessor’s office. For tax year 2023, Actual Values for residential property and commercial property will be reduced by $15,000 and $30,000 respectively. These reductions have a floor of $1,000 in assessed value. An assessment rate will be applied to the actual value of your property before property taxes are calculated which are not reflected on the Notice of Valuation. Notices of Valuation to all property owners are only mailed during reassessment years (odd numbered years). During non-reassessment years, a notice will be mailed on May 1 to only those properties with a valuation change. All others were notified through an insert included with your yearly tax bill mailed in January.
2023 Increased Values
Under Colorado law, county assessor offices throughout the State conduct a complete revaluation of all properties in their county every two years. The previous valuations were based on a June 30, 2020, level of value. These valuations used market sales data from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020. The new 2023 valuations are based on a June 30, 2022, level of value and were established using market sales data from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. These new valuations will be used for tax years 2023 and 2024 (payable in 2024 and 2025 respectively). Any sales transactions occurring after June 30, 2022, cannot be used or considered until the next reappraisal in 2025. The Colorado legislature sets the appraisal date, the market sales data collection period, and the annual calendar for the assessment process.
Property owners in most of Colorado can expect valuation increases when they receive their 2023 Notice of Valuation on or about May 1, including Clear Creek County. Over the past two years, a strong demand for real estate have contributed to the valuation increases
IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PROPERTY TAX NOTICE FOR 2022, DUE IN 2023, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE. WE MAY NOT HAVE YOUR CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS.