Real Property Appeals Process
Research Property Sales
Prior to filing an appeal we suggest you research property sales in our database to see what homes were selling near you.
Appeals for real property value or its classification are held May 1 through June 8. During this time you may appeal your value by mail, email, fax, or in person. (Should these dates fall on Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it shall be deemed to have been timely filed on the next business day.)
Real property is reappraised by the Assessor’s Office every odd-numbered year. The value determined by the Assessor for the year of reappraisal is generally used for the intervening year also.
The actual value of real property is based on its value as of the appraisal date, which is June 30 of the year prior to the reappraisal year. The appraisal data used to establish the value is from the 18-month period ending June 30 of the year prior to the reappraisal year.
Mill Levies may vary in different tax areas. We review appeals for the valuation of the property only, not the amount of taxes you pay.
The value of residential property is based on the market approach to value. Generally, the value of all other property is based on consideration of the market, cost, and income approaches to value.
For commercial property that is rent-producing real property; under § 39-5-122(2.5), C.R.S., please include the following with your appeal:
(A) Actual annual rental income for two full years including the base year for the relevant property tax year;
(B) Tenant reimbursements for two full years including the base year for the relevant property tax year;
(C) Itemized expenses for two full years including the base year for the relevant property tax year; and
(D) Rent roll data as of the valuation date, including the name of any tenants, the address, unit, or suite number of the subject property, lease start and end dates, option terms, base rent, square footage leased, and vacant space for two years including the year of the valuation date and the prior year.
Letter of authorization requirement
The owner is the only person recognized by law to have "standing" to file an appeal. Appeals filed by individuals other than the owner or authorized agent may be denied for lack of standing. A notarized letter of agency (written letter of authorization) is required from persons or agencies who are not the owner of record but are filing an appeal on behalf of the property owner.
Notices of value
Notice of determinations
Notice of Determinations for Real Property will be mailed the 30th of June. If you agree with the Assessor’s Decision, then no further action is required. If you disagree with the decision you then have till July 15 to mail a copy of the completed form you received in the mail to:
Mesa County Board of Equalization
℅ Mesa County BOE Coordinator
P.O. Box 20000-5007
Grand Junction, CO 81502
You will then receive a notice of a time and date of a hearing to the Board of Equalization.
All hearings will be heard between July 1 through August 5.
If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the County Board of Equalization, you may then continue your appeal to a ONE of following
Board of Assessment Appeals
1313 Sherman Street, Room 315
Denver, CO 80203
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
For a list of Arbitrators contact the County Commissioners at the address listed for the County Board of Equalization.
For additional instructions, visit Mesa County Clerk to the Board.