Assessor's Office

The La Plata County Assessor is required by Colorado State Statute to verify the use of agricultural land when any change of use or ownership occurs and or every 5 years. Agricultural Property owners may be receiving letters and agricultural applications requesting updated information. Please respond as soon as possible following any request for agricultural information to continue to be classified as Agricultural land for property taxation.

The County Assessor is responsible for valuing all real and personal property, including mobile homes, residential, commercial properties, oil and gas, and agricultural land for property tax purposes.  The value and classification are based on how the property existed January 1 of every year. Classification is based on actual use, values are determined based on market sales that occurred the prior two years. For tax years 2023 and 2024 the values are determined based on market sales that occurred July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. This cycle of revaluation (re-appraisal) occurs every two years. 2023 is a revaluation year, Notices of Value will be sent to every property owner May 1, 2023.  These are the values that will be used for property taxes billed in 2024 and 2025.  The Assessor determines the equitable value of property to ensure that each tax payer pays only their fair share of the taxes.  The Assessor strives to ensure property ownership and land configurations are current, correct and that the proper person receives Notices of Value and the property tax bill.

Anyone who disagrees with changes in the actual value of real property can object or file a protest with the Assessor.

See how values increased across the entire state using this interactive map created by the Department of Local Affairs.

Please Note: The La Plata County Assessor’s Office maintains a bedroom count exclusively for its own ad valorem valuation purposes and this bedroom count should not be relied on for any other purpose.  Similarly, other property inventory data collected and maintained by the La Plata County Assessor’s Office is exclusively for its own ad valorem classification and valuation purposes and should be independently verified for reliability prior to use for any other purpose.

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