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Residential Property Information

Residential Property Information

Residential real property is assessed at 6.95% of its actual value and includes residential land and improvements. This does not include hotels or motels, but does include mobile homes and modular homes, if used for residential dwelling purposes.

How your property is classified depends on how you actually use your property as of January 1 of the assessment year. If your property was classified as residential on January 1 and you converted your property to commercial use on January 20, your property will be classified as residential for the entire year, but it will be reclassified to commercial as of the next January 1 and your assessment value and tax amounts will change.

If a structure is partially completed, certain rules apply to how it is classified. Please contact the Assessor for more information.

Destroyed Structures

Structures that were fully destroyed prior to January 1 of the current year are removed from the current assessment roll, and if no other structures exist on the parcel, the land is reclassified as vacant for the current assessment year. If the structure is a residential structure, special rules apply. Please contact the Assessor.

Structures fully destroyed after January 1 are classified according to their use on January 1 of the current year, and the value is prorated according to ยง 39-5-117, C.R.S.

Structures that were partially destroyed prior to January 1 of the current year are classified for the current year according to their previous use. If no effort is made to repair the partially-destroyed structure within a year, the property is reclassified as vacant land. If a residential structure is partially destroyed due to natural causes, special rules apply. Please contact the Assessor. The assessor, after physically inspecting the property and reviewing the facts, may make the determination to allow the improved classification to continue, but this is not guaranteed.

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