The Assessment Division is an agency of 55 full-time employees within the Department of Finance. The Assessor directs and oversees the efforts of the five teams: Administration, Business Personal Property, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Tax Mapping, Information Management and Real Property.
To fairly and uniformly value all real and business personal property within the City and County of Denver and to comply with the Colorado Constitution, state laws, regulations and the highest industry standards. We will perform all of our duties thoroughly and efficiently and serve the public in a courteous, friendly, and responsible manner.
Under Colorado law, county assessors calculate the values of all real and business personal property for tax purposes. The annual list of all assessed values is known as the Assessment Roll. The Denver Assessor directs a local team of highly skilled appraisers, analysts, managers and technicians. In addition to determining property values, the Assessment Division:
Property values listed on the Assessment Roll are used to calculate annual property taxes which are billed and collected by the Denver Treasury Division. The Assessor does not establish tax rates (millages), set taxes, or collect tax payments.
The State Board of Equalization annually retains a private independent firm to audit each county's compliance with statutory assessment procedures and report on the accuracy of the property values in all 64 Colorado counties. The Denver Assessor's Office is proud to have passed its 2017 audit. No negative findings, comments or recommendations were reported by the auditor, Wildrose Appraisal Inc., and all 2017 valuation statistics continue to be better than professional standards.
Download a copy of the auditor's 2017 Denver County Property Assessment Study.