Assessor

From the Assessor’s Desk

PUBLIC NOTICE

Appeal of Real Property Valuations

Colorado Law requires the County Assessor to hear appeals on real property valuations beginning no later than May 3, 2021 and ending on June 1, 2021.  The Adams County Assessor will be available at the:

Adams County Government Center
4430 South Adams County Parkway, Suite C2100
Brighton, Colorado 80601
Tuesday – Friday     8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you wish to appear in person, all meetings with appraisal staff will be held in the Assessor’s office of the Government Center.  We will be limiting our time that we will spend with each person, so please come prepared.  We will have a representative logging in your appeal and printing out your property information for you to look over. If you see any incorrect information at that time, please let us know and we will make any necessary corrections. 

As always, it is not a requirement to appear in person.  We have several ways to file your appeal. You may file your appeal electronically via our online option stated on your mailed postcard.  If you do not receive a postcard, please call our office to get the information you will need in order to file online. Other options are emailed appeals at assessor@adcogov.org, mailed appeals to Assessor’s Office at 4430 South Adams County Parkway, Suite C2100, Brighton, CO  80601 or fax your appeal to 720.523.6037. Check your Notice of Valuation postcard for details. For any of these options, please make sure you get confirmation of your appeal for your records in case of any discrepancy.

Any appeals by representatives or tax agents of the property owner must have a current Letter of Authorization. Without a current Letter of Authorization, the appeal is invalid.

All appeals of real property valuations must be emailed, postmarked, faxed, filed online or delivered in person by 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2021.  It is recommended to send mailed appeals via certified mail. It is also advised that the taxpayer make a copy of their appeal for their records.

Although you may call our office at any time for information or guidance. telephone appeals are not accepted.

All Real Property decisions (Notice of Determination) will be completed and mailed by August 13, 2021.

Business Personal Property Assessments

All appeals of Business Personal Property assessments mailed by June 15th must be postmarked, faxed or delivered in person by 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 2021 Telephone appeals are not accepted.

Any appeals by representatives or tax agents of the property owner must have a current Letter of Authorization. Without a current Letter of Authorization, the appeal is invalid.

All Business Personal Property decisions (Notice of Determination) will be complete and mailed by August 13, 2021.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Adams County Assessor’s office at 720.523.6038.

Senior/Veteran Exemption Applications

Applications for Senior Exemptions and Disabled Exemptions for the 2021 tax year will be accepted after Jan. 1, 2021.

The application must be filed no later than July 1 (Disabled Veteran Exemption) or July 15 (Senior Exemption).

The Senior Citizen Exemption is available to applicants who:

  • are at least 65 years of age prior to Jan. 1 of the year of application,
  • owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years prior to Jan. 1, and
  • occupied it as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years prior to Jan. 1.
  • The Senior Exemption must be filed no later than July 15.

The Disabled Veteran Exemption is available to property owners who:

  • sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States,
  • were honorably discharged, and
  • were rated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as one hundred percent "permanent and total" disabled. VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.
  • owned and occupied the property since Jan. 1 of the current year.
  • The Disabled Veteran Exemption must be filed no later than July 1.

Public Data is Available for Download

Public data, from the Assessor’s database, is updated weekly. The data is broken out into three (3) tables and can be linked by PARCELNB:

  • Property Improvements
  • Property Sales
  • Property ValuesNotices of Value 2019

Available GIS layers:

  • Parcels with ownership information
  • Parcel Linework
  • Addresses
  • Subdivisions
  • Building Footprints
  • Mobile Home Parks

Link: Downloadable GIS Data

We also offer a 'Detailed Property Records Data Dump' broken out into two (2) files (Admin and Appraisal) in a text file format. This dataset is updated twice a year (December and May). For more information about available tables and their fields, please follow the link: Assessor's Data Dump

All real property ownership data, including photos and sketches, is searchable and available to the public on the GIS Interactive Mapping page.

If you have specific questions about the data, please contact the Assessor’s Office at assessor@adcogov.org

Contact
Ken Musso
Assessor
4430 S. Adams County
Pkwy, Suite C2100
Brighton, CO 80601-8203
Ph: 720.523.6038
Fx: 720.523.6037

Main Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Excluding holidays)