Valuations mailed to Garfield County property owners

The Garfield County Assessor’s Office has mailed the 2021 Notice of Valuation (NOV) to every property owner in Garfield County. This marks the end of a two-year process, in which data was collected and analyzed from the real estate market and new values were placed on all property within the county.

The month of May provides an opportunity for property owners to appeal the updated value or classification of their property. Property owners can bring any concerns to the assessor’s office at any time of the year but making appeals in May preserves more opportunities for further appeal, if necessary.

Key considerations prior to an appeal:
1. The value on the NOV is the value as of June 30, 2020. This is called the appraisal date.
2. Property owners cannot protest the amount of their taxes. The assessor only deals with value.
3. Property owners should have proof that supports the appeal – remember to include only properties that sold prior to June 30, 2020.

Property owners are welcome to come into the office to appeal. Customers must wear a mask, and staff will employ social distancing. Appeals can also be submitted by mailing the appeal form included with the NOV (postmark by June 1); emailing a portable document format (PDF) copy into the office; or filling out an online appeal form.

All the information needed to appeal is included on the Notice of Valuation, or on the county’s website at garfield-county.com/assessor. Call the assessor’s office at 970-945-9134 with any questions.

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