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The Disabled Veteran Exemption is available to applicants who sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, were honorably discharged, and were rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as one hundred percent “permanent and total” disabled, and have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the application.
You can apply for the Disabled Veteran Exemption in person or by mail. Apply in person at the Assessor’s Office or mail your completed Disabled Veteran Exemption form to: Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Division of Veterans Affairs 1355 S. Colorado Blvd, Bldg. C, Suite 113 Denver, Colorado 80222.
Surviving spouses of previously qualified veterans may also apply for exemption by completing the Disabled Veteran Spouse Form and mailing it to the above Denver address.
The taxable value (assessed value) of your property is a percentage of its actual value. For residential improved property (residential property with a livable improvement on it) that percentage is 7.2% (or .072). For all other real and personal property, the percentage is 29% (or .29). The State Legislature is responsible for setting these percentages and does so each reappraisal or odd-numbered year; i.e., 2011, 2013, 2015. Follow these simple steps to compute your taxes: 1. Actual Value X Assessment Percentage = Assessed Value 2. Assessed Value X Mill Levy = Estimated Taxes For Instance: The Actual Value of your improved residential property is: $ 400,000 The residential assessment percentage is x .072 So, your Assessed Value is: $ 28,800 The Mill Levy of your Tax Area is: x .035541 So, your estimated taxes are: $ 1,024.00
You can find you tax area by finding the approximate location of your property on the
Questions regarding your taxes can be answered by the San Miguel County Treasurer’s Office. Their number is: 970-728-4451.
Tax bills are sent out no later than the last business day of January of each year. For questions concerning your taxes, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 970-728-4451.
Full payment of taxes can be made on April 30, 2017 or half payments can be made on February 28, 2017 and June 15, 2017. For questions concerning your taxes, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 970-728-4451.
The information you provide on your Personal Property Declaration Schedule includes the original cost or the item and the year the item was put in service. A depreciation schedule is used to adjust the value of the item according to type and industrial life span of the personal property.
If you fail to return your Personal Property Declaration Schedule, the value of your personal property will be determined using “the best information available.”
If the taxpayer wishes to protest by mail, the protest must be mailed to the San Miguel County Assessor, P. O. Box 506, Telluride, Colorado, and postdated no later than June 30, 2016. If the taxpayer wishes to protest by FAX, the protest must be FAXED to 970-369-1007 by no later than 5:00 PM Mountain DST on June 30, 2016.
If the taxpayer prefers to protest in person, the protest must be delivered to the offices of the County Assessor, 333 Colorado Avenue, Second Floor, Telluride, Colorado, by no later than 5:00 PM Mountain DST on June 30, 2015.
Note: To preserve your appeal rights, you may be required to prove you have filed a timely appeal; therefore, we recommend all correspondence be mailed with proof of mailing.
To preserve your right to protest, your mailed real property protest must be postmarked no later than June 1. Faxes must be delivered by 5:00 PM Mountain DST, June 1, and must be verified as received.
Please note: After June 1, your right to protest is lost. Protest Form
For your convenience, you may make an appointment to speak to an appraiser; however, please call ahead for an appointment at 970-728-3174. To preserve your right to protest, you must appear in the County Assessor’s Office on or before June 1. Please note: After June 1, your right to protest is lost.
Abatement petitions may be filed within two years of the date the taxes were levied (January 1st of each year), provided that:
1. The property valuation was not appealed previously for that specific tax year and an Assessor’s Notice of Determination issued; or 2. If it was appealed, the abatement petition is not based on overvaluation by the Assessor’s Office; and 3. The person filing for abatement was the owner of record during that year.
Note: The abatement process is independent of all other forms of appeal and is reviewed on the merits of information provided with the filing of the abatement petition. The taxpayer is to attach any supporting documentation to the abatement petition
If the Assessor’s recommendation is accepted by the taxpayer, and if the amount to be refunded is less than $10,000, then the abatement is sent to the Treasurer’s Office for the refund to be processed.
If the Assessor’s recommendation is accepted by the taxpayer and if the amount to be refunded is more than $10,000, then the abatement must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners and it must also be approved by the Colorado Property Tax Administrator.
The Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption is available to applicants who are at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application, who have owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1, of the year of application, and have occupied it as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1 of the year of application. The Senior Citizen exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who met the requirements on any January 1 after 2001. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the application.
You can apply for the Senior Exemption in person or by mail. Apply in person at the Assessor’s Office by filling out and filing a Senior Exemption Form. You can also apply by mail. Simply print out and complete the form and return it to the Assessor’s Office at P. O. Box 506, Telluride, Colorado 81435.
San Miguel County does allow senior citizens and disabled citizens to work a maximum of 100 hours per year for the county in order to offset what they owe in property taxes. Please call the Chief Deputy Clerk to the BOCC at 970-728-3844 for details. The Application for Employment can be found here, along with County Resolution 2009-34.
You must be a citizen of the United States, and consider San Miguel County to be your Sole Legal Place of Residence. For more info on eligibility visit Go Vote Colorado.
You may register to vote, make changes in your name or address, or provide any additional information at any of the Clerk and Recorder offices, at any town / city hall or driver's license office in the State of Colorado, or online.
You may register to vote in person up until election day. For other methods, please see the voter registration FAQs on Go Vote Colorado's website.
Beginning with the 2018 Primary Election, unaffiliated voters may vote in the primaries but they must select either a Democratic or a Republican ballot. Voters may do so by visiting Go Vote Colorado.
You may check your registration status at Go Vote Colorado's website or call the San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder's Office at 970-728-3954.
View forms and instructions for the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
There is no fee to register to vote. Should you wish to purchase certified documents reflecting voter registration, those may be purchased for $1.25 each.
Yes, you must present an ID when you come in to vote. The address on the ID must be from the state of Colorado. Learn more about accepted forms of identification on our Elections page.
1) Bring a $30.00 booking fee (to be paid in cash at the time of reporting)2) There is no parking at the jail3) Bring a picture ID as it is required4) Note that all medications must be pre-approved through the jail medical services (call jail for information). No medications will be permitted without approval of jail medical services;5) DO NOT report to jail under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including marijuana);6) All persons sentenced to the jail are required to work under statutory requirement;7) DO NOT bring valuables other than cash for the purchase of commissary items, phone cards and/or booking fee;8) Note that Commissary is once per week (Monday);9) Visitation is once per week (Sunday), 2 pm to 5 pm. Picture ID is required.;10) Phone cards must be purchased for phone use unless the phone being called can receive collect calls;11) DO NOT bring books, magazines and/or newspapers to the jail. San Miguel County Jail has a publisher-only rule;12) White undergarments may be brought to the jail. These items will be washed prior to usage. Women may bring in bras without a wire underwire.13) Persons sentenced longer than two (2) weeks will be required to purchase personal hygiene items. Hygiene items are not allowed to be brought into the facility;14) Bring all appropriate court paperwork with you.
If you have further questions, call the Jail directly at 970-728-1911 (Option 2)
You can use the Tax Search & Payment button on any page to access the site where you find your tax account and submit a payment.