What records contained in the Assessor’s office are public?
Generally speaking, assessment records of all types held by the Assessor’s office are deemed public, unless Colorado Statute specifically requires them to be private. Some examples of records for which there is not public access permitted are personal property account records, Real Property and Manufactured Home Transfer Declarations, and individual Senior and Veterans Property Tax Exemption data. Also, names of certain judicial and law enforcement personnel contained within the assessment records can not be displayed on assessment records available on the county website. Some proprietary income and other information supplied to the Assessor pertinent to the owner’s property may be considered confidential; however, generally speaking, information supplied to the Assessor in conjunction with an appeal of valuation becomes public record. To the extent that it is financially feasible, the Delta County Assessor, in compliance with § 24-72-203(II), C.R.S., has a policy of making as much public information as possible available on the Delta County website on a no-charge basis to the public.

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1. Will property valuations for tax assessments be changing in Delta County in 2020?
2. I have read that property values are increasing. Will this affect the valuation of my property in Delta County?
3. How will foreclosures occurring in Delta Count affect property valuation for 2019?
4. I don’t understand why there should be a property tax at all. It seems like a very unfair tax. Why does it continue to be used?
5. The Colorado property tax seems especially inequitable and unfair—especially to commercial property owners. Why is this?
6. Can you estimate my taxes based on the value of my property?
7. Who makes the rules on property assessment?
8. News media stories have indicated that nearly all taxpayers who contest their assessment get a substantial reduction in value that significantly reduces their tax. Is that true?
9. I think you have the correct value on my property, but I feel my taxes are too high. What can you do about that?
10. I thought the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) Amendment” said that taxes could not go up, yet my valuation has increased. How can that be?
11. I built my house myself. It cost me much less than the value you have assigned to it. Can’t you take my cost into account when you value it?
12. The farmer/rancher next door to me has a much lower value on his land than I do on my residential lot. Why?
13. I am an agricultural landowner with a residence on my land that I do not use as an integral part of my agricultural operation. Why did my property value go up?
14. My business real estate has about the same actual value as my residence, but the tax for the commercial property was more than 3½ times my residential tax last year. Why?
15. What do my property taxes pay for?
16. What records contained in the Assessor’s office are public?
17. How does the Assessor’s Office determine what the selling prices were for real property?
18. An appraiser from your office visited my property recently. Why?
19. How do I know that an individual visiting my property is an appraiser from your office?
20. What do I do if I feel that the information contained in the Assessor’s records is incorrect? What if I have concerns about my valuation?
21. If I request that an appraiser field visit my property, do I have to pay for that individually?
22. I know that there are structures on my property or other properties that you do not have assessed. Why should I tell you about that?