Here’s what you need to know before filing your tax appeal.

Today, we’re here to talk to you about your property tax valuation notice that you received in the mail from El Paso County. If you’re a homeowner in El Paso County, Colorado, you probably recently received a real property notice of valuation informing you that the county has reassessed your property’s value, which may result in a 30% to 50% increase in your property taxes or even a doubling in some cases.

“You shouldn’t have to overpay for property taxes.”

If you disagree with the valuation, you can appeal it. However, the deadline for appeals is June 8, 2023, so you need to act quickly. To file an appeal, visit the assessor’s website and find the “Assessment appeal process May 1 through June 8” section, then follow the five-step appeal process.

To prove that the valuation is incorrect, you’ll need to provide appropriate documentation from the relevant time frame. If you need help with this, you can have an appraiser or Realtor prepare a market value report for you. They can also provide a complimentary home value report with the correct data value in a format that you can upload to the assessor’s site to support your appeal.

Keep in mind that the county’s valuation may be correct, so appealing may not always be the best option. Nonetheless, we wish you the best of luck with the appeal process, and if you need further assistance, feel free to contact us at (719) 434-7525 for a complimentary home value report. We look forward to hearing from you!