What records contained in the Assessor’s office are public?

Generally speaking, assessment records of all types held by the Assessor’s office are deemed public, unless Colorado Statute specifically requires them to be private. Some examples of records for which there is not public access permitted are personal property account records, Real Property and Manufactured Home Transfer Declarations, and individual Senior and Veterans Property Tax Exemption data. Also, names of certain judicial and law enforcement personnel contained within the assessment records can not be displayed on assessment records available on the county website. Some proprietary income and other information supplied to the Assessor pertinent to the owner’s property may be considered confidential; however, generally speaking, information supplied to the Assessor in conjunction with an appeal of valuation becomes public record. To the extent that it is financially feasible, the Delta County Assessor, in compliance with § 24-72-203(II), C.R.S., has a policy of making as much public information as possible available on the Delta County website on a no-charge basis to the public.

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1. Who sets the tax rate or mill levy?
2. I thought the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) Amendment” said that taxes could not go up, yet my valuation has increased. How can that be?
3. Why is vacant land and commercial assessed at 27.9%, and residential at 6.765%?
4. How do I calculate property taxes?
5. My Notice of Valuation shows land value and improvement value, but I didn’t make any improvements. How can my assessment or value change when I haven't done anything to my property?
6. How can I determine if the appraisal of my home is accurate?
7. If I disagree with the Assessor’s valuation of my property, what should I do?
8. What happens after I appeal?
9. If I bought my house within the last two years, shouldn’t the value be the same as what I paid for it?
10. My property doesn't compare to the expensive home down the street that just sold. Are you valuing my property based on that property?
11. If my property value has increased, will my property taxes go up?
12. What does my County Assessor do?
13. Why is property taxed in Colorado?
14. Do all assessments or values change at the same rate?
15. What are the factors used in determining value?
16. What is a "sales study period?"
17. What is time trending and why is it necessary?
18. Who makes the rules on property assessment?
19. News media stories have indicated that nearly all taxpayers who contest their assessment get a substantial reduction in value that significantly reduces their tax. Is that true?
20. I think you have the correct value on my property, but I feel my taxes are too high. What can you do about that?
21. The farmer/rancher next door to me has a much lower value on his land than I do on my residential lot. Why?
22. What records contained in the Assessor’s office are public?