- Appeal Information
The Appeal Process
The month of May is set aside in the Assessor's Office for assisting property owners with questions and concerns. If you wish to appeal the valuation of your property, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by visiting the Citizens Assistance Center office at One Descombes Drive or mailing the appeal form that is included with the Notice of Valuation. The form must be signed by a property owner or their agent. Appeals cannot be accepted by phone.
The appeal period for real property is May 1 through June 8 of every year.
Appealing in a Reappraisal or Intervening Year
Colorado statute require all assessors to revalue all properties in a reappraisal (odd) year. In a reappraisal year, all property owners will receive a mailed Notice of Valuation. In an intervening (even) year, only properties with a change in value due to things like finished basements, additions, receive a mailed Notice of Valuation. Complete the Real Property Protest Form to appeal your value if you did not receive a Notice of Valuation.
By Colorado statute, only sales from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 can be used to appeal the value. Qualified comparable sales can be accessed using the links below. Sales are listed by subdivision. Broomfield experienced significant increases in overall value for all residential property, reflecting the strong economic conditions across the city and county.
Sales that have occurred after June 30, 2022 cannot be used to appeal a value. Property listings cannot be used to appeal the value. Sales that have occurred after June 30, 2022 will be used in the 2025 reappraisal.
Sales used in the 2023 reappraisal of single family homes and residential condominiums:
- View Single Family Home Sales (PDF document-57 pages)
- View Single Family Home Sales (Excel spreadsheet-Do a Save As function to edit)
- View Condo Sales ( PDF document-4 pages)
Reasons to Appeal
An appeal should concern one of two items:
- The property characteristics. The number of baths, square footage of home or the basement being finished or unfinished are just a few things that can affect the property valuation.
- The actual value is too high. By law the appraiser sets values on property using information from a 24 month sales data gathering period. Perhaps a property owner has proof that similar properties have sold for less during that time period.
Reasons Not to Appeal
You should not appeal if you feel your taxes due are too high. If you feel your value is fair but that your property taxes are too high, this is a matter to discuss with the taxing authorities.
The taxing authorities (school boards, special districts, etc.) hold annual public budget hearings to determine the funds needed for next year's operations, which will determine the mill levy. Most hearings are in the fall. Being present at the budget hearings makes you more involved and informed about the cost and quality of services provided. The assessor reports the total assessed value to the taxing authorities in December each year so an accurate mill levy can be set. View the FAQs for more information on mill levies and taxing authorities.
How to File an Appeal
|By Email||By Mail||In Person|
Complete the appeal form (with owner or agent signature), scan, and attach to email.
To prove that the appeal was timely filed, using a read receipt is recommended.
Emails must be received no later than midnight of June 8.
PO Box 1149
Broomfield, CO 80038-1149
It is recommended that retaining proof of mailing.
|Citizen Assistance Center|
One DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
Keep in mind that the statutory deadline for the 2023 reappraisal is June 8. Real Property Appeals must be in the assessor's office or postmarked by June 8 according to Colorado law.
After Filing An Appeal
The assessor must review your appeal and mail a Notice of Determination on real property by the last working day in June.
The back of the Notice of Determination has information about continuing the appeal process to the Board of Equalization (BOE) . Owners of real property may file an appeal to the BOE by July 15. The BOE will conduct hearings through Aug. 5. BOE hearing results are then mailed as a Notice of Decision.
If you are unhappy with the BOE's decision, you can file an appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals, District Court or enter into binding Arbitration, within 30 days of the decision. This information is provided in the decision mailed to you by the BOE.
The abatement process is required to change tax amounts after the tax warrant is delivered to the Treasurer on Jan. 1. Abatement petitions must be filed within two years of the date the tax warrant was delivered to the Treasurer. 39-10-114(1)(a)(I)(A), C.R.S. Please contact the assessor department for more information. The completed, signed form should be returned to the assessor department along with any additional documentation.