Real Property Tax Protest & Appeal - Douglas County | Denver County | Jefferson County
Peak Appraisals provides expert appraisals followed up with a professional consultation to help you determine the
best course of action for your current Property Taxes. The state of Colorado offers a limited window to protest your property taxes.
(Typically May 1 - May 30) We can help you to prepare your documentation for submission to your county. We currently provide these tax
appraisal services in the counties of Douglas County, CO, Denver County, CO, and Jefferson County, CO. Contact Us
today to learn how we can simplify the process and assist you with your Tax Documentation. 720-217-7084
- Comparable Sales Tax Protest - Peak Appraisals will pull all documentation for the subject property
during the timeframes outlined by your county. Client is responsible for completing Paper forms or Online forms necessary in your county.
- Desktop Appraisal - In very limited cases is an appraisal necessary to protest your taxes; however, in that rare case
Peak Appraisals offers a limited appraisal, Desktop Appraisal, that will qualify to meet your needs while keeping costs reduced to the homeowner.
Please complete the following order form to begin the process. Click Here:
Tax Protest Order Form Don't Wait! The county only offers a very small window to file your Tax Protest.
What Is A Tax Protest?
A protest is an opportunity to prove that your property's estimated value is either inaccurate or unfair through the Assessor's Office. The Assessor provides several options to appeal property value, but a Protest generally is filed from May 1 to June 1 each year. Reasons for a protest might include:
Items that affect value are incorrect on your property record. You have an unfinished basement, not finished. You have a carport, not a garage. Your home has 1,600, not 2,000 square feet.
The estimated market value is too high. You have evidence that similar properties have sold for less than the estimated market value of your property.
If the assessor's record of acreage or square footage of land is incorrect, a protest should be filed.
Step-By-Step Protest Procedures (Do It Yourself)
Prepare. Find your property identification number on your assessment notice. Use this number to view or obtain a copy of your property record from the Assessor's Office.
Review the facts on the property record. Is the architectural style correctly stated? If not a recent photo of your home will help correct the information. Check the living area of your home, the size of your lot, the presence or absence of a garage or finished basement, the construction materials, the condition and so on.
Gather as much information as you can on similar properties in your neighborhood. A search of verified sales by subject property during the study period is available online. Or ask a real estate appraiser for sales prices on these properties during the study period. You may also review the entire sales database on your assessor's website.
Use the addresses of comparable properties to review their property record forms, which will include actual values. Compare the features of these properties to the features of yours. If there are differences, the values of the properties may be different.
Links To Your County Assessor
To learn more about the specific requirements for filing a Tax Appeal in your county visit the appropriate website below.
Douglas County Assessor
Denver County Assessor
Jefferson County Assessor
Tax Appeal Order Form