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PARK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE

David B. Wissel, Assessor
Certified General Appraiser #CG01315752
"Fair, Uniform, & Equitable Appraisals, Within the Law"

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2017 PROTEST & APPEAL PROCEDURES

REAL PROPERTY

Land & Improvements
(Colorado statutes define "Improvements" as: "Improvements" means all structures, buildings, fixtures, fences, and water rights erected upon or affixed to the land,whether or not title to such land has been acquired. 39-1-102(7), C.R.S.)

The appraisal data used to establish real property value was from the 48-month period ending June 30, 2016. If data is insufficient during this time period, assessors may use data from the five-year period ending June 30, 2016.

Your property was valued as it existed on January 1 of the current year. The "current year actual value" represents the actual value of your property. The tax notice you receive next January will be based on this value.

An assessment percentage will be applied to the actual value of your property before property taxes are calculated.

The assessment percentage for residences is  7.2%. Generally, all other property, including Vacant land, Commercial, Agricultural, and Natural Resources, is assessed at 29%. 39-1-104(1) and (1.5)(a), C.R.S.

Property Taxes are determined by multiplying the total actual value times the appropriate assessment rate, to determine the assessed or taxable value. The assessed value is multiplied by the aggregate total mill levy to determine total property tax amounts. The Assessor's primary responsibility is to locate, identify, and value all of the taxable property in his jurisdiction.

State law requires the Assessor to notify each owner of Real Property by mailing a Notice of Valuation on or before May 1st.

PROTESTS BY MAIL: If you choose to mail a written protest, you may elect to complete the protest form contained on the Notice of Valuation and mail (i.e. FAX, United States Postal Service, or courier service) it to the Assessor at P.O. Box 636, 501 Main Street, Fairplay, CO, 80440-0636. Our FAX number is 719-836-4193. To preserve your right to protest, your mailed protest MUST be postmarked no later than Thursday, June 1, 2017.

TO PRESERVE YOUR APPEAL RIGHTS, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVE THAT YOU HAVE FILED A TIMELY APPEAL; THEREFORE, WE RECOMMEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE BE MAILED WITH PROOF OF MAILING.

PROTESTS IN PERSON: If you choose to present oral or written objections to the Assessor in person, you may elect to complete the protest form contained on the Notice of Valuation. Our Office is located at the Park County Annex Building, 501 Main Street, Fairplay, Colorado. To preserve your right to protest, you MUST appear in the County Assessor’s Office on or before Thursday, June 1, 2017.

PROTESTS ONLINE OR E-MAIL: A new feature we provided in the year 2000 was the ability to file an appeal "online", or by E-mail.  You can access the form by clicking on Appeal Online on either this page or the Assessor's Home Page (during the appeal period).  THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED FOR SINGLE, INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY APPEALS ONLY. If you have multiple properties, I suggest you contact our office by E-mail, (appeals@parkco.us), telephone, or in writing. To preserve your right to protest, you MUST file your on-line or E-mail appeal by Thursday, June 1, 2017.

AFTER THESE DATES, YOUR RIGHT TO APPEAL IN 2017 IS LOST.

ASSESSOR'S DETERMINATION: By law the Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination notifying you of his decision on or before the last working day in June.

APPEALING THE ASSESSOR'S DECISION: If you are not satisfied with the Assessor’s determination, by law you must file a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization on or before Monday, July 17, 2017.

I thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation regarding the appeal dates.  I want to recognize our staff for their extra efforts in completing the 2017 reappraisal project in a timely and professional manner.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING 2017 REAL PROPERTY APPEALS, CONTACT THE PARK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE AT 719-836-4394 OR 719-836-4331. ADDITIONAL DATA AND INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.parkco.org/

PERSONAL PROPERTY

"Personal Property" means everything that is the subject of ownership and that is not included within the term "Real Property". "Personal Property" includes machinery, equipment, and other articles related to a commercial or industrial operation that are either affixed or not affixed to the Real property for proper utilization of such articles. 39-1-102(11) C.R.S.

State law requires the Assessor to notify each owner of Personal Property by mail on or before June 15th.

PROTESTS BY MAIL: If you choose to mail a written protest, you may elect to complete the protest form contained on the Notice of Valuation and mail (i.e. FAX, United States Postal Service, or courier service) it to the Assessor at P.O. Box 636, 501 Main Street, Fairplay, CO, 80440-0636. Our FAX number is 719-836-4193. To preserve your right to protest, your mailed protest MUST be postmarked no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.

TO PRESERVE YOUR APPEAL RIGHTS, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVE THAT YOU HAVE FILED A TIMELY APPEAL; THEREFORE, WE RECOMMEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE BE MAILED WITH PROOF OF MAILING.

PROTESTS IN PERSON: If you choose to present oral or written objections to the Assessor in person, you may elect to complete the protest form contained on the Notice of Valuation. Our Office is located at the Park County Annex Building, 501 Main Street, Fairplay, Colorado. To preserve your right to protest, you MUST appear in the County Assessor’s Office on or before Friday, June 30, 2017.

PROTESTS ONLINE OR E-MAIL: A new feature we provided in the year 2000 was the ability to file an appeal "online", or by e-mail. During our appeal periods, you can access the form by clicking on Appeal Online on either this page or the Assessor's Home Page (during the appeal period). THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED FOR SINGLE, INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY APPEALS ONLY. If you have multiple properties, I suggest you contact our office by e-mail, (DWissel@parkco.us), telephone, or in writing. To preserve your right to protest, you MUST file your on-line or e-mail appeal by Friday, June 30, 2017.

AFTER THESE DATES, YOUR RIGHT TO APPEAL IN 2017 IS LOST.

ASSESSOR'S DETERMINATION: By law the Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination notifying you of his decision.  We anticipate mailing our decisions on or before Monday, July 10, 2017.

APPEALING THE ASSESSOR'S DECISION: If you are not satisfied with the Assessor’s determination, by law you must file a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization no later than Thursday, July 20, 2017.

If you do not agree with your property valuation, and do not exercise your administrative remedies at the Park County Assessor’s level, your right to object is limited.

When you receive your Notice of Valuation, please review it carefully. It is not a tax bill, but it represents the fair market value basis for the next calendar year's property tax amount. For example, the 2017 tax roll value will be collected in the year 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING 2017 PERSONAL PROPERTY APPEALS, CONTACT THE PARK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE AT 719-836-4394 OR 719-836-4186. ADDITIONAL DATA AND INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.parkco.org/

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