Your Property Assessment Is Going Up!
2021 is an odd-numbered year and that means your county assessor will update your home’s current value for property tax purposes next year. With the current run-up in housing prices--over 10% in the last year alone--you can expect an increase in your property tax bill next year.
When you receive your assessment notice, the first order of business is to confirm that the county has the correct information about your home: square footage, age, # of bedrooms & baths, lot size, etc. The next thing to check are the homes the county uses as comparables to yours--they’ll be listed on the Assessor’s website and should be similar to yours in size, age, floorplan, etc.
If it appears they’ve overvalued your property, give us a call to see if appealing their valuation might be worthwhile. We can run a quick desktop market analysis to evaluate your home’s current value vs. the county’s assessment. We can’t undertake the appeal process for you--you need to initiate that on your own--but we can confirm whether their increase is in line with what’s happened in the market.
Here’s a quick look at the Jefferson County appeal process--Clear Creek and Park County appeals are similar, but you should check with your county Assessor to confirm.