Please be sure you bring all relevant materials and information, including photographs, with you to the hearing, with copies for the Hearing Officer, the Assessor, and yourself. All exhibits become part of the case. If you have more than one appeal, please present them to the Hearing Officer in numerical order.
If you should choose not to appear, your petition and accompanying documentation will be noted in the record and considered as evidence in your behalf and a recommendation rendered to the Board. Within five days of the Board of Equalization’s decision a determination will be mailed to you regarding your appeal. In the event the Board's decision is unfavorable to you, you may appeal to the State Board of Assessment Appeals, or to the District Court pursuant to CRS 39-8-108. In either case, the appeal must be filed no later than thirty (30) days from the date of the decision of the Board. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a determination from the County Board of Equalization, you must file an appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals no later than September 4, to maintain your right of appeal.
In lieu of the appeal process, you have the right to submit your case to arbitration, which must be filed no later than thirty (30) days from the date of the decision of the Board, per CRS 39-8-108.5. The arbitrator's decision is final and not subject to review.
All hearings (except arbitration), as well as the final determination, will be tape-recorded. You may obtain a copy of the tape/s at your expense. Please contact Bert Raley, BOE Coordinator, at (970) 244-1896 to arrange for copies of tapes.
Valuation Appeal Process to the County Board of Equalization
Notice of Determination