Attention Elbert County Property Owners
2023 Notice of Valuations (NOVs) were sent by the Assessor’s Office May 1st.
- Every odd-numbered year, each county is required to value property as of the most applicable appraisal date. For the 2023 Reappraisal, property is valued to the level of value as of June 30th, 2022.
- The valuations represent changes in property values from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 – any changes that may have occurred after June 30, 2022 are not reflected in these valuations.
- Overall, Elbert County property valuations from 2021 to 2023 have increased on the median 35%. Similar to majority of the Colorado Counties. https://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2720/9-Denver-Metro-Area-County-Assessor-Press-Release
- Here's a link for general information regarding the completed 2023 Reappraisal at: https://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2708/2023-Reappraisal-General-Information
- Review your information and your property characteristics. You can also gather sales of comparable properties or recent appraisals to attach with an appeal.
- If you don't agree with the Assessor's valuation or classification, you can appeal but no later than June 8th, 2023. Property owners can appeal by mail, email, online or in person.
- The Assessor’s Office will render a decision for all appeals and will mail Notice of Determinations (NODs) no later than June 30th.
- Additional information is readily available online regarding the 2023 Reappraisal, NOVs, the appeals process, and sales data (including this interactive Residential Sales Map - https://co-elbert-citizen.comper.info)
- Assessment Date: January 1st, 2023, every year (Classification)
- Appraisal Date: June 30th, 2022, previous even-numbered year (Valuation)
- Study Period: July 1st, 2020, to June 30th, 2022 (Appraisal Data Collection Period)
- Appeal Period: May 1st, 2023, to June 8th, 2023 (Appeal Period)
After the appeal period, property classifications and valuations will be certified to each of the County’s taxing authorities by Dec 10th.
- The certified 2023 classifications and valuations will be effective for Tax Years 2023 and 2024 unless an unusual condition occurs such as new construction, destroyed property, or classification changes.
Certified property values and classifications are one part of a three-part equation to determine property taxes.
- The assessment rate, which is determined by the state legislature, and the Mill Levies, set by the County’s taxing authorities, are the other core components of property taxes.
- Property owners will not know their new property taxes until the end of the year after the assessment rate and Mill Levies are set.
For Tax Year 2023, the temporary assessment rates are as follows:
6.765% Residential Property
26.4% Renewable Energy & Agricultural Property
27.9% Generally, all other property, including Commercial/Industrial & Vacant Land
The Elbert County Assessor’s Office is committed to providing the best of customer service in a fair, courteous, and respectful manner.
- If you have additional questions or concerns regarding property classifications or valuations, please reach out to the County Assessor’s Office!
- Additional information is readily available online at the County Assessor’s Website.
Elbert County Assessor’s Office
Susan Murphy, Assessor
Phone: (303) 621-3101
Address: 221 Comanche Street, P.O. Box 26, Kiowa, CO 80117