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Notices of Value
letter  Property Valuation Process..............................................
Property Values are reappraised in Colorado every other year on the odd year.  All residential property values in Colorado are evaluated and changed based on a sales comparison approach. All sales are adjusted to a state statutory appraisal effective date of June 30, 2014. Broomfield appraisers collect and analyze data based on sales that occurred between the dates of July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014. 

A Notice of Value will be mailed to all real property owners on May 1. The Notice of Value contains property classification (vacant land, residential and so on), prior value and new value and a summary of the property's characteristics along with an appeal form.

calendar  Appeal Process............................................................
The month of May is set aside in the assessor department for assisting property owners with questions and concerns. If you disagree with the assessor's valuation of your property, you may appeal the value by coming into the Citizens Assistance Center office, faxing or mailing the protest form that is included with the Notice of Valuation. The protest form must be signed by a property owner or their agent. Appeals cannot be accepted by phone.

Keep in mind that the statutory deadline for the 2015 reappraisal is June 1. Real Property Appeals must be in the assessor's office or postmarked by June 1 according to Colorado law.

mail  Places to Appeal......................................
In Person By Mail By Fax
Citizen Assistance Center
One DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
Broomfield County
Assessor Division
PO Box 1149
Broomfield, CO 80038-1149
Fx: 303.438.6252

Faxes must be received in our office no later than midnight of
June 1.

talk  Reasons to Appeal..........................................................
An appeal should concern one of two items:
  • The property characteristics. The number of baths, square footage of home or the basement being finished or unfinished are just a few things that can affect the property valuation.
  • The actual value is too high. By law the appraiser sets values on property using information from a 24 month data gathering period. For the 2015 reappraisal and 2016 that period is July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014. Perhaps a property owner has proof that similar properties have sold for less during that time period. This would be a good reason to appeal the value.

talk  Reasons Not to Appeal..........................................................
You should not appeal if you feel your taxes are too high. If you feel your value is fair but that your property taxes are too high, this is a matter to discuss with the taxing authorities. The taxing authorities (school boards, special districts, etc.) hold annual public budget hearings to determine the funds needed for next year's operations, which will determine the mill levy. Most hearings are in the fall. Being present at the budget hearings makes you more involved and informed about the cost and quality of services provided. The assessor reports the total assessed value to the taxing authorities in December each year so an accurate mill levy can be set.

home  Sales Used to Value Property..............................................
The comparable sales are available on the Assessor's website home page and in books in the Assessor Department. The assessor staff and citizens assistance center staff are available to assist you.

calendar  After Filing An Appeal...............................................................
The assessor must review your appeal and mail a Notice of Determination on real property by the last working day
in June. The back of the Notice of Determination has information about continuing the appeal process.

question  Disagreeing With The Assessor's Decision......................................................
Owners of real property may file an appeal to the Board of Equalization by July 15 and personal property owners
may file an appeal by July 20. The Board of Equalization will conduct hearings through August 5. On the back of the Notice of Determination are instructions and dates. If you are unhappy with the Board of Equalization's decision, you can file an appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals, District Court or enter into binding Arbitration, within 30 days of the decision. This information is provided in the decision mailed to you by the Board of Equalization.