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  • Contact Information

    Assessor's Office

    assessor@jeffco.us
    303-271-8600

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    100 Jefferson County Parkway
    Suite 2500
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419

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    Taxpayer Services

    303-271-8600
    Fax: 303-271-8660

    Real Estate Information

    303-271-8666
    Fax: 303-271-8660

    Business Personal Property

    303-271-8693
    Fax: 303-271-8660

  • Assessor's Office Fact Sheet 

     

    Statutory Duties: Identify, Describe, and Value all property located in Jefferson County and create the tax roll by applying taxing authority mill levies to taxable assessed valuation of property.

    Mission Statement: Our mission is to efficiently provide quality customer service by being courteous, respectful, and informative while identifying, describing and valuing all property within Jefferson County in a fair, ethical, accurate, and professional manner. 

     Active Schedules: 236,592 real and personal combined 

    204,384 residential 

    8,648 commercial real property 

    10,879 business personal property and mobile homes

    12,681 exempt properties

    Number of Assessor Maps: 1,439 

    Taxing Entities For Which We Value Property: 209 plus 18 urban renewal districts 

    Includes Jeffco Schools, all fire districts, cities, metro districts and county. 

    Number of Tax Districts in the County: 808 

    • 2014 is an interm yer. Property is not revalued to the current market value. All property remains valued at the June 30, 2012 level of value.
    • The use and characteristics of the property are as of January 1, 2014
    • These values are used to create the January 2015 Property Tax Bills
    • For 2014 (taxes payable in 2015) the Senior Property Tax Exemption will apply to properties owned by qualified seniors who have filed their application. 

     
    Dates to Remember:
    • June 30, 2012 - Appraisal Date for valuing real property in Colorado 2013 and 2014
    • May 1, 2014 - Notice of Valuation Sent (appeals period begins)
    • June 2, 2014 - Last Day to Appeal Property Value
    • July 15, 2014 - Last day to file Senior Property Tax Exemption

     

    Single Family Home Values 2013 revaluation

    City

    2011 Value

    2013 Value  

    Value Chg

    ARVADA             

    $220,000

    $222,765

     1.2%

    CONIFER

    $298,035

    $294,450

    -1.2%

    EVERGREEN

    $381,360

    $377,590

    -1.0%

    GOLDEN

    $351,350

    $358,080

     1.9%

    LAKEWOOD

    $238,940

    $241,180

     0.9%

    LITTLETON  

    $272,450

    $268,910

    -1.3%

    MORRISON

    $236,595

    $231,710

    -2.1%

    WESTMINSTER

    $207,660

    $201,810

    -2.9%

    WHEAT RIDGE

    $219,340

    $222,200

     1.3%

    Total County

    $246,220

    $247,015

     0.3%

     

     HOW TAXES ARE CALCULATED: 

    Actual Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value
    Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Taxes


    Example using a $300,000 residence and 100 mills levy: 
    $300,000 X 7.96% = $23,880 
    $23,880 X 0.100 = $2,388.00 total taxes 

    If the total mill levy is 100 mills and using the residential assessment rate of 7.96% and a non-residential assessment rate of 29%, annual taxes would be: 

    • For residential property - $7.96 per $1,000 of value. 
    • For non-residential property - $29 per $1,000 of value. 

     

    However, taxes for like-valued properties will vary based on the specific mill levy for the tax district where the property is located. 2013 Tax District mill levies range from 78.0450 mills to 197.7820 mills with an average of 108.434. and a median of 100.813. Thus, a home with a $300,000 actual value could be subject to property taxes ranging from $1,864 to $4,723 depending on the tax district in which it is located. 

    Sources of Property Tax Revenues 

    Sources of Property Tax Revenue 2013 Uses of Property Tax Revenues 2012
    Residential 58.4%  R-1 Schools 49.6%
    Non-Residential Real Property 31.6% Jefferson County 25.6%
    Business Personal Property and Utilities 10.0% All Other Taxing Authorities 24.8%
    Last Updated: 6-24-2014