Eagle County mailing out property valuation notices
EAGLE — The Eagle County Assessor’s Office this week is mailing Notices of Valuation to all property owners of record.
Counties throughout the state are required to conduct a complete reassessment of all property every two years. Under Colorado law, property valuations must reflect the local real estate market activity from Jan.1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Depending on the availability of data the assessor may go back up to five years to obtain all information necessary to value all property fairly and equitably.
Property owners who believe their 2019 assessed value is not supported by the market information, or whose property’s characteristics are not listed correctly on the notice, can appeal their valuation through June 1.
Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin said his office has received several inquiries from property owners confused by solicitation letters indicating a fee schedule for filing appeals. There is no charge to appeal a valuation. “We encourage any property owner with questions on their valuation to call us at 970-328-8640 or stop by our office,” Chapin said.
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Owners can appeal in person at the Assessor’s Office at the Eagle County Building at 500 Broadway in Eagle, or in writing via mail to P.O. Box 449, Eagle, 81631; or by fax to 970-328-8679; or online at http://www.eaglecounty.us/nov. If appealing in writing, be sure to identify the property and provide reasons for the appeal.
El Jebel and Basalt area property owners can make an appointment to see an appraiser at the Eagle County annex in El Jebel on any Wednesday in May by calling 800-225-6136 x8640 or 970-328-8640.
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