Assessor Information

WHAT'S NEW?
The Routt County Assessor’s Office is excited to announce the launch of our new Property Records Search website.  The site, hosted by Spatialest, is live now and can be accessed here:

   
 Property Search and Community Page

The existing Tyler website is still available, but the contract for maintaining that website ends in the coming months; it will not go dark right away, but should be available for a while until something breaks in the software that renders the site inoperable. Please be sure to update any links or bookmarks that you may have saved in your browser software to this new Spatialest Property Portal site.

Out of the gate, the Spatialest website offers new features that significantly expand the range of content available, and further enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months.  As always, access is free, with no subscription or login required.

The Assessor will be offering training on the new website to R.E. offices and Title Companies, in person at your office, or if you prefer, a zoom meeting can be performed as well; just contact our office to arrange the training session. Individuals having any problems accessing the site or finding the information you are looking for, please contact the Assessor’s Office directly at (970) 870-5544.

Property Portal

Property Portal serves as the property search engine for the assessor records on each property. It consolidates the county’s parcel map and property details into a single place offering ‘one stop shop’ access for staff and citizens alike.  The assessor data is compiled into an electronic Property Record Card; the PRC includes the property Inventory (Building & Land attributes), sales history, mill levy breakdown, prior years assessment information, past Notices of Valuation and more, all in one place.  The searching capabilities are dynamic and offer a simple single search field that just about anything can be entered from a PIN# to an address, name, subdivision, etc.  The results can be displayed in a list format, thumbnails, or on a map –instantly. More advanced searching of criteria can also be accomplished – searching by a property’s use or type (Live/work unit) sale date range, acres, etc.

Community module


Community is a dashboard of information designed to enhance civic engagement and empower citizens. Community Shares, Engages, Empowers, allowing for the public to Analyzes & Visualizes information from a geographical perspective.  There is access to recent sales, building permits issued, census data, assessment values & sales price trends.  All viewed from a spatial platform of GIS mapping that easily zooms in and out while almost instantly updating the statistics and summary charts to what is shown on the map zoom level.  


The Assessor’s Office is OPEN to the public for walk-in business  

We are monitoring and following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including taking the steps necessary to reduce the threat of COVID-19 exposure to employees and public. 

  • The general public may freely enter the Historic Courthouse and Assessor's office.  Office Hours: Monday  - Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  
  • We still encourage non-contact business when possible to avoid unnecessary in-person interaction. All customers should continue to mail, email or fax documents when possible.
  • Most assessor forms are available for download from the Assessor's Office Website.  Public inquires for such forms will be directed to the website. Staff can assist by emailing form requests as well.
  • Group Meetings: Abatement Hearings. At this time, any and all formal appeal hearings will be done in-person and/or Zoom meetings.

Forms/Applications/Information due to the Assessor     

    • 2022 Real Property Appeal – May 1, 2022 - June 1, 2022
    • Personal Property and Natural Resources 2022 Appeal - June 15, 2022 - June 30, 2022

    • Senior Exemption – July 15, 2022
    • Veteran Exemption – July 1, 2022
    • Proof of Agricultural Use – 2022 Agricultural activity - December 31, 2022

Please submit via:

➢   Email Staff

➢   Mail: 
Routt County Assessor
522 Lincoln Ave., Suite 10
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487


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Fax:    970-870-5461                        

2022 is an Intervening Tax Year (non-reappraisal year)

For most properties, 2022 taxable value will remain the same as that of 2021, as reflected on the 2021 Notice of Value owners received by mail in May 2021.   

Property owners will receive a 2022 Notice of value ONLY if there was a change to the property from 2021.  This includes new construction, property omitted from the prior year, change in classification or a replat, etc.  For these properties, the Assessor's Office must value your property as it exists on January 1, 2022, and determine it's market value as of June 30, 2020.

2022 Notices of Value were mailed May 2, 2022.

You can file an appeal to the assessor’s office from May 1st through June 1st, 2022 by submitting your Notice of Value protest form via email, letter, fax, or presented in person to our office.  Please refer to the 2022 Appeal Public Notice  - published in the Steamboat Today Newspaper May 5, 2022.  

We will be glad to talk with you and explain or provide the appraisal analysis that was used to determine your property’s value.  This protest period provides an opportunity for taxpayers to inform the assessor of errors in classification, property description, or other discrepancies that may result in a reduction in value or a change in classification. 

A copy of the 2022 Notice of Value is available for download from your property account on the 'Property Search' page under 'Documents' within your account.   The appeal form can be found on the Notice of Value that was mailed to you. If you did not receive a 2022 Notice of Value and would like to appeal your 2022 value, please use this Appeal Form

Property values, building characteristics, and sales reports can also be queried by going to the county’s wesite and the “Property Search” link. 

We also have sales spreadsheets on our county department-level website, available for download for your own review & study – Look for “2021 Reappraisal Sales info” link.

Your appeal must be postmarked, faxed, emailed, or hand delivered no later than June 1st, 2022.  Keep in mind that all property is valued as of June 30, 2020, based upon sales activity and/or market conditions that occurred from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. If you appeal, your estimate of value must also be as of June 30, 2020 and supported with relevant information.  Per statute, market or sales data occurring after June 30, 2020 cannot be considered as relevant to your appeal. Also, if you appoint an agent to act on your behalf, that person must have your written authorization, which needs to accompany the appeal to be considered filed.  Any appeal filed after June 1st, 2021 will not be considered or accepted.


2021 was a reassessment year; all property within the county was revalued

The assessor’s office mailed a Notice of Value (NOV) to all owners of Real Property in Routt County on May 3rd, 2021.  This Notice of Value reports the change in your property’s value or classification from the prior year and informs you of your rights to appeal your new value or classification per Colorado statutes. 


Please refer to the Public Notice – Questions and Answers from the Steamboat Today newspaper May 5, 2021. Click here