April 3, 2020 - The Pitkin County Assessor’s Office has been working closely with the Colorado Division of Property Taxation on extending the upcoming business and residential personal property reporting deadline. Because most Colorado businesses are not operating or have limited staff and resources due to the impact of COVID-19, and in conjunction with the Governor's executive order, late filing penalties and fees will be waived for the April 15 filing of Personal Property Declarations.
An Executive Order was signed by Governor Jared Polis on April 2, 2020 extending the reporting deadline from April 15, 2020 through June 15, 2020 for all business and residential personal property. In the meantime, for residents who are able to complete the Declaration but need assistance, the Assessor’s Office is available at 970-920-5160 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Filing Electronic Personal Property Declarations is strongly encouraged. Personal Property Declaration filings can be emailed to email@example.com . Filers will receive an automatic confirmation email receipt for their records. Filings may also be faxed to 970-920-5174.
The Pitkin County Admin Building will be closed to the public until further notice. We will have employees answering phones and answering emails. Please visit www.pitkincounty.com for updated information on when the building will reopen. For property information www.pitkinassessor.org or general information please visit www.pitkincounty.com/Assessor. You may call (970)920-5160 or email our office firstname.lastname@example.org for an immediate response.
Important Information Regarding COVID-19:
Although our office will not be open to walk-in customers at this time, we are available by phone or email during normal business hours.
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8am - 4pm
Please note, all property information can be found at www.pitkinassessor.org.
Our office will always have your best interest in mind. We are happy to talk with you and are always willing to listen. We pledge to work for the citizens of Pitkin County by employing the best, most professional, friendly and courteous staff while applying fair and equitable assessments to all. It is our privilege to serve the citizens of Pitkin County.
The 2019 Certification of values has been posted.
Our primary mission is to produce fair and equitable values throughout our county and to help the taxpayers of Pitkin County understand where their tax dollars are being used. The Assessor's Office is responsible for discovering, listing, classifying and valuing all real and personal property in Pitkin County. The Assessor's Office is the record keeper of the county and is responsible for maintaining the public records, including current ownership and mapping data. We prepare and certify an accurate, annual assessment roll and submit the Abstract of Assessment to the Colorado Division of Property Taxation, as well as certify values to taxing entities and produce and deliver the warrant and tax roll to the Treasurer's Office while following the rules and statutes of the State of Colorado.
Our office is audited annually by an independent auditor contracted by the State Legislative Council and must meet criteria established by the State Board of Equalization.
WHAT THE ASSESSOR DOES NOT DO:
- The Assessor does not establish tax rates or mill levies
- The Assessor does not issue tax bills
- The Assessor does not collect or refund taxes
- The Assessor does not determine special assessment or maintenance district fees