How to appeal your 2021 property value
If you have received a Notice of Value on your property, and you disagree with the VALUE or CLASSIFICATION placed on the property, you may appeal to the Assessor.
Property Owners can appeal the value of their property:
- In person at the Assessor’s Office – One property owner will be allowed in the office at a time. You may want to make an appointment by calling 970-945-9134. You must always wear a mask when appealing in person.
- By Sending the appeal documents to us in the mail or by fax. Fax number is 970-945-3953. Email us.
- By Phone – 970-945-9134
- On-line fillable form
In order to appeal online, all of the following must be true:
- The property is currently classified by the Assessor as “Residential”
- You are the owner of the property
- You have no attachments to include with your protest
- If one of the above is not true, you may not appeal online
Commercial Owners only: You may set up a 20 minute online meeting with the commercial appraiser at https://go.oncehub.com/Garfield. Please note:
1. This meeting time will be used to answer questions
2. The commercial appraiser will explain valuation methodology
3. The commercial appraiser will listen to owner/agent opinions and gather information
4. This meeting does not constitute filing an appeal. You must still fill out the appeal form and deliver it to the office no later than June 1, 2021. This date includes postmarks.
Important information regarding filing an appeal with the Assessor:
- The value you have received, and are considering appealing, is the value AS OF JUNE 30, 2020. Per the statutes of the State of Colorado, sales that occurred after this date may not be considered in our calculation of your value.
- Appeals can only be accepted during the month of May, per the statutes of the State of Colorado.
- This is not a “tax appeal”. Taxes (mill levies) are set by local governments. The Assessor assigns value to property.
- ACTUAL VALUE x ASSESSMENT RATE = ASSESSED VALUE
- ASSESSED VALUE x MILL LEVIES = TAXES DUE
- It is possible for the value of the property to increase, if a review of the data or corrections in property characteristics support an upward adjustment.
- The goal of the Garfield County Assessor is to attain the correct value for all properties.
Tips for an effective appeal:
- Preparing a credible and complete appeal will present your best opportunity.
- Take an objective look at your value, and review sales of comparable properties that took place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020. Include relevant sales to support your appeal.
- Protest early rather than waiting until the last minute.
- Appealing the value or your property is your right, and all appeals will be given consideration based on the merit of argument presented, so be thorough as possible.