Assessor

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for valuing all real and personal property, including mobile homes, residential and commercial properties, and agricultural land. These valuations ensure that each taxpayer is assessed the appropriate amount of property taxes.

2022 Appeal Announcement

On May 1, 2022 real property valuation appeals with the Assessor’s office begin. Real property value in Colorado is determined on a two-year cycle and 2022 real property value reflects market data as of June 30, 2020. Only property owners whose properties had a reclassification in use, new construction, a replat or were affected by natural disaster will receive a Notice of Value this May.

The Assessors’ Office will be open to the public during the month of May for protest by appointment only. The taxpayer may mail, fax, or email the protest and documentation. It is your responsibility to get confirmation that we received the protest. 

Assessor PO Box 506 Telluride, CO 81435 

Phone: 970-728-3174 

Fax: 970-369-1007 

Email: assessor@sanmiguelcountyco.gov 

The Assessor is an elected position. Sarah Enders was appointed in early 2022 to fill the remainder of the previous Assessor's term. She is up for election in 2022.

Helpful Resources

Visit the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website to learn more about the Colorado Department of Property Taxation. Here you will find information about understanding property taxes, property valuation and taxation for business and industry, senior citizen and disabled veterans property tax exemptions, and how agricultural property is valued.

Reassessment

2021 is a reassessment year, therefore all property owners will receive a notice of valuation (NOV). Notices of Valuation will be mailed May 1. The month of May is every taxpayer’s opportunity to protest their parcel’s valuation and/or classification. The County Assessor has answered a few of your questions in a Letter to the Editor about the valuation process.