Every odd year, the Hinsdale County Assessor’s Office, along with the other county
assessor’s offices in Colorado must perform a state mandated revaluation of every
property within the county.

Tax Assessment:  Quick Facts
•        The assessment period and assessment methods the County uses to assess your property
       for   tax purposes are dictated by state law.  
•        The County does not have discretion to assess your property at a higher value, in order
       to increase county revenue.  
•        The tax assessment you receive in 2015 is based upon the property sales that took place
       over a two year period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  
•        31 houses were sold during this time period and form the basis for the assessment,
       after  adjustment for neighborhood, land values and other relevant factors.
•        The values of houses sold after June 30, 2012 cannot be used as a basis for the assessment.
•        Tax assessments should be roughly equivalent to market
       value during the assessment period.

Protest Procedures:
If you believe your assessment is in error, please call Joan Nelson, the County Assessor, or Rhonda
Dunham, the Deputy Assessor, at 970-944-2225, to protest.  The protest period for the 2011
Revaluation is May 1, 2015 through June 1, 2015.

The protest process is as follows:

The Assessor will check your assessment, to see if any adjustments
can be made.

1.  If the Assessor determines adjustments can be made.
2.  The Assessor will send you a Notice of Determination by June 30,
     - Adjustments are made to your value.
     -Your protest is denied and no adjustments are made to your value.         

3.  If your protest is denied, you may complete a form asking that
your assessment be reviewed by the County Commissioners, sitting
as the Board of Equalization.

4. If the Commissioners uphold the assessor's decision, you then
have the option to appeal to the District Court, Board of Assessment
Appeals or submit the matter to an arbitrator.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the County Assessor's office for more
Ph. 970-944-2225
2015 Revaluation Information