Personal Property

Blank Declaration Forms

Brochures (updated 09/2021)

Definition of Personal Property

"Personal property" includes machinery, equipment, and other articles related to a commercial or industrial operation that are either affixed or not affixed to the real property for proper utilization of such articles. 

Personal Property examples:
  • Equipment
  • Machinery
  • Furniture
  • Signs
  • Computers
  • Printers
It is the responsibility of the business to provide an accurate and complete list of their personal property to the Assessor.  If information is not received from the business, then the Assessor will assign a best information available estimate as to the amount of personal property in the business.

Declaration Schedule

The Declaration Schedule for personal property is sent to businesses and residences in January.  These forms list an entity's assets which need to be updated every year.  The form should be signed and returned by April 15th to avoid a penalty.

Updates on Personal Property

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 . Filing Electronic Personal Property Declarations is strongly encouraged. Personal Property Declaration filings can be emailed to . Filers will receive an automatic confirmation email receipt for their records. Filings may also be faxed to 970-920-5174.

Notice of Value

Notice of Valuations (NOV) are sent June 15th.  To protest your personal property value, sign and return the NOV by June 30th.  Please see the Appeal Guide for more information.