· MAIL, FAX OR ONLINE: You may elect to complete the protest form attached to your Notice of Valuation and mail it to Jefferson County Assessor, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419 or fax it to 303-271-8616. Also, there is a residential appeals form which you may complete online at: http://assessor.jeffco.us . Your protest submission must be POSTMARKED, TRANSMITTED BY FAX, OR ENTERED ONLINE NO LATER THAN JUNE 3, 2019.
· IN PERSON: If you appeal in person, you must do so before the close of business on June 3rd at the Assessor's office at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419
Timing is Everything: It is advisable to appeal right away. The last few days of the appeal period are often very busy and you may experience a long wait.
How to Appeal an Assessment
To appeal an assessment, you should explain why you believe the Assessor's value is wrong. By comparing your property to other similar properties that sold, you can determine whether or not your property has been fairly valued. The following is a list of resources that might aid you.
· Property Records Search
· Real Estate Information Line, 303-271-8666: "Inventory information" for up to three residences is provided over the phone. Simply supply the address(es), schedule number(s) or owner's name.
What to Expect After You Appeal
If you appeal, the Assessor will start mailing you a Notice of Determination beginning in July and ending by the last working day in August. This notice will show the adjustment to value, if any, made by the Assessor's Office and explain how to appeal to the County Board of Equalization (County Commissioners) if you are still dissatisfied. The appeal to the County Board of Equalization (CBOE) should be filed by August 1. The CBOE meets July 1 through October 1. They must conclude their hearings by November 1, and notify petitioners of their decision within five business days.
This web page created by Jim Smith of Golden Real Estate is adapted from the “How to Appeal” page of the Jeffco Assessor’s web site.