Who sets the tax rate or mill levy?
Tax rates (mill levies) are determined by each taxing authority (County, Cities and Towns, School Districts, Fire Departments, Water and Sanitation Districts, and others) in the fall of each year. These authorities provide services to you and are listed on your annual tax notice.

Amendment I, the Tabor Amendment, was approved by the voters in 1992 and restricts the ability of taxing authorities to raise tax rates or revenue without voter approval. Some tax authorities have chosen to provide temporary tax credits, which allow the tax districts to maintain its official mill levy and not exceed revenue limits. See Taxing Districts and Authorities for more information.

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1. What does my county assessor do?
2. Why is property taxed in Colorado?
3. How is my property value determined?
4. Do all assessments or values change at the same rate?
5. How can my assessment or value change when I haven't done anything to my property?
6. What are the factors used in determining value?
7. What is a "sales study period?"
8. Why is the sales price adjusted for some sales?
9. What is time trending and why is it necessary?
10. What is an "arm's length transaction"?
11. If my property value has increased, will my property taxes go up?
12. How do I estimate taxes on a new house?
13. How do I estimate taxes on vacant land?
14. Why is vacant land and commercial assessed at 29%, and residential at 7.96%?
15. Who sets the tax rate or mill levy?
16. How does the TABOR Amendment affect my valuation?
17. How are foreclosure sales considered?
18. How can I verify the value on my property?
19. If I bought my house within the last two years, shouldn’t the value be the same as what I paid for it?
20. How is actual square footage determined?
21. My house wasn’t complete on January 1. How was it valued?
22. My property doesn't compare to the expensive home down the street that just sold. Are you valuing my property based on that property?
23. My Notice of Valuation shows land value and improvement value, but I didn’t make any improvements. Why did my value increase when I have not done anything to improve my property?
24. How can I determine if the appraisal of my home is accurate?
25. If I disagree with the Assessor’s valuation of my property, what should I do?
26. What happens after I appeal?
27. Is the month of May the only time I can appeal a valuation?
28. What's the taxpayers responsibility in filing an appeal?
29. Who pays the taxes due on property I sold or purchased?
30. How do I change my address?
31. How do I change my name or add a name, or take a name off the ownership of my property?
32. What is the difference between a quitclaim deed and a warranty deed?
33. How do I change title on my property?
34. How can I correct the acreage on my property description?