Property Tax Abatement

Property Tax Abatement Information

We accept Petitions via email, mail or in person. 

The abatement process is used to correct taxes that have been levied erroneously or illegally due to erroneous valuation for assessment, irregularity in levying, clerical error, or overvaluation, Colorado Revised Statue § 39-10-114(1)(a)(I)(A)

2024 Abatement Hearings dates:


All 2024 Abatement Hearings will be held remotely, via telephone conference or video conference.


Abatement petitions may be filed within two years of the date the taxes were levied (January 1st), Colorado Revised Statue § 39-10-114(1)(a)(I)(A) provided that:

  • The property valuation had not been previously protested.
  • The person filing for abatement was the owner of record for that year(s)

Deadline for Petition

A taxpayer has until the first working day of January, following the two-year deadline, to file the petition.


The Assessor’s Office will review the submitted abatement petition and will recommend approval or denial to the Commissioners. The Commissioners may authorize the Assessor to approve petitions for abatement or refund for $10,000 or less in taxes, per schedule, per year, provided the petitioner and the assessor mutually agree to an adjustment. This appeal process is similar to a protest filed during May but can take many months to complete.


If the petition is granted and taxes have been paid, a refund is issued by the Adams County Treasurer. 

If the tax dollar amount to be abated is $10,000 or more, the abatement must be approved by the Colorado Property Tax Administrator.


You may also contact the Assessor's Office for more information or questions concerning the abatement procedure at 720.523.6038.