The Assessor's office will be working over the next several months to identify the impact of this flood as it relates to property assessments. Our priority at this point is to provide whatever information the property owners need from us (showing current ownership information, etc) so that they can work through all other related issues.
We currently have staff members from this office working in conjunction with the emergency response and recovery teams to help identify damaged and destroyed structures within the flooded area and hope to begin these assessments in the more isolated areas as soon as practicable. For destroyed and severely damaged properties, adjustments will be figured for the 2013 tax year. This will impact the property tax bill that is payable in 2014 because property taxes are paid in arrears. Further analysis and adjustments may be made on properties in these areas for 2014.
Our office hopes to have an initial damage assessment for these properties complete before our final certification in early December.
This continues to be an evolving situation and our office will continue to work in coordination with the emergency management and long term recovery teams and with individual property owners as best suits them. While the property owner should not feel obligated to add "providing information to the county assessor" to their growing list of concerns, we will be allowing them to submit a damage report online.
Property owners with questions and concerns should contact our office directly.
200 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
PO BOX 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970) 498-7050