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.

2020 Appeal Announcement

On May 1, 2020 real property valuation appeals with the Assessor’s office begin. Real property value in Colorado is determined on a two-year cycle and 2020 real property value reflects market data as of June 30, 2018. Property owners will only receive a Notice of Value this May if their property value changed due to the creation of a new lot or subdivision, new construction, an addition or remodel or other physical changes to an existing property. All other properties will have the same value they had in 2019. 

By Colorado law, the 2020 real property value is based on June 30, 2018 market data. "Unfortunately, unless there is a change in our State Constitution or statutes, our hands are tied this year. We cannot accept appeals based on taxes or effects on property value due to the present pandemic crisis. As it stands now, the economic impacts of the current pandemic will be addressed in the 2021 revaluation of all real property." 

Real property values for the 2021 reappraisal will be based on market data as of June 30, 2020 absent legislative change. 

County Assessors in the state recognize the impact the COVID 19 pandemic has had on the Colorado economy this year; however assessors do not have the authority to adjust the current (2020) market value. The Colorado Assessor’s Association is currently working with Colorado public officials to help find a way to address these issues. The Assessor’s office urges you to contact your local state representatives regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. 

The Assessors’ Office will not be open to the public during the month of May for protest. The taxpayer may mail, fax, or email the protest and documentation. Also you are responsible 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 


Current Assessor

The Assessor is an elected position. Peggy Kanter was elected in 1978 and is next up for election in 2022. She was elected "Assessor of the Year" in 2007.

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

2019 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.