Frequently Asked Questions
How are taxes calculated?
- What does the assessor's office do?
The responsibility of the assessor's office is to place a valuation on property for tax purposes.
- How are taxes calculated?
Actual Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Taxes Due
- What are ACTUAL vs ASSESSED values, assessment rates, and mill levies?
set by the taxing entity in which your property is located.
- What is the assessment date?
- What are the assessment rates?
Type of Property Current Assessment
for 2022 & 2023
Non-residential Hotels, motels and B&Bs - 'lodging properties'. 29% 29% Renewable Energy Production 29% 26.4% (for property tax years 2022 & 2023). Returns to 29% in property tax year 2024. Agricultural Property 29% 26.4% (for property tax years 2022 & 2023). Returns to 29% in property tax year 2024. Commercial, Vacant, Industrial 29% 29% Oil & Gas 87.5% 87.5% Residential Multi-family housing (i.e. apartments) 7.15% 6.8% (for property tax years 2022 & 2023). Returns to 7.15% in property tax year 2024. All other residential property 7.15% 6.95% (for property tax years 2022 & 2023). Returns to 7.15% in property tax year 2024.
- What are mill levies (detailed)?
A property located in a tax area is taxed by that area's total net mill levy. Mill levies are set by the taxing authorities in which your property is located. T
- What are taxing authorities?
- How do I appeal my property value?
Notice of Valuations for real property are mailed out every reappraisal (odd) year no later than May 1. The appeal form is included with the NOV. If you wish to appeal your value, provide comparable sales (not listings) of similar homes in your area that have occurred during the statutory sales period. For tax years 2020 & 2021, the sales period is from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. Email or mail the signed form with sales documentation to the assessor by June 1.
NOVs are only mailed out in intervening (even) years when there has been a change in value to the property due to things like finished basements, additions, etc. Click here if you need an appeal form.
- I have questions about paying my tax bill.
- I have questions about mineral rights.
Researching to determine your property's mineral rights is not a function of the assessor's office but we can offer a general direction from where to begin your search. Mineral rights may or may not appear on your deed. Deeds are recorded for public record at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. Since Broomfield has only been a county since 2001, our records are not complete so you may need to contact the legacy county (the county your property was located in before 2001 - Boulder, Weld, Jefferson or Adams).
Due to the complexity of mineral rights research, you may need to hire a real estate attorney or a title company to assist you.
- Where can I get information about my property lines?
Property lines can only be determined by a licensed surveyor. The City and County of Broomfield does not offer this service.
If your property is within a platted subdivision, you may view the recorded plats from our GIS department's Subdivision Plat Maps page. Parcel maps can also be viewed through our Aerial Parcel Search.