Property taxes are not paid for services rendered in a prior year. While property taxes are indeed paid on a prior year's valuation, the purpose of property taxes is to fund the following year's operations. Thus, property taxes for the tax year 2019 are to fund the budgets of the cities, counties, school districts, etc. for the year 2020.
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Property taxes are due on January 1st of each year but you have until the following deadlines to pay without interest:
First Half due by February 28th
Second Half due by June 15th
In Full due by April 30th
Property tax notices are mailed as soon as possible after the first of each year. If you do not receive your notice by the end of January, please contact the Citizen Assistance Center at 303.438.6390.
If your property lies within the boundaries of the City and County of Broomfield, you will pay your property taxes to the City and County of Broomfield at the Citizen Assistance Center located at:
1 DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
If you are not sure if your property is in Broomfield, please call the Citizen Assistance Center at 303.438.6390, or check our
You owe tax on your property whether or not you receive your tax notice. If you are not sure if you owe tax, please check with the Citizen Assistance Center at 303.438.6390. You may also view your property tax notice online, anytime, using our tax payment search tab.
State law requires that the tax notice be mailed to the address on record for the property owner. Most mortgage companies get their tax information from a private tax service or directly from the county. If you feel your mortgage company needs a copy of the tax notice, you may mail them a copy with your next payment.
In order to conserve tax dollars, Broomfield will not be sending second half notices. You should be sure to mark the June 15th deadline on your calendar.
Property taxes on real estate paid after the due dates accrue interest at the rate of 12% per annum until the date of the tax lien auction. Delinquencies are normally advertised during the month of October and the tax lien sale is held in early November. It is beneficial to pay the tax by the end of September in order to avoid charges which result from the advertising of delinquent tax accounts and before the tax lien sale as described above. If the tax cannot be paid, there is a three year redemption period during which time you can pay the delinquency plus accrued interest and fees. Keep in mind that the next year's taxes will be due the first of the year. The onus is on the taxpayer to take every effort to keep from becoming delinquent on the payment of their property taxes, as a result of continued delinquency could ultimately be the loss of ownership of the property. If you have more questions, please contact the Citizen Assistance Center at 303.438.6390.
Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of the property by the mill levy for the taxing area. The assessed value is a percentage of the actual value of your property. (For more information concerning valuation for taxation, refer to the Assessor's page.) The mill levy for the taxing area is the combination of the separate mill levies for each taxing authority within whose established boundaries your property lies.
Mill Levy Total.......... x 0.099512 (usually expressed as 99.512)
Total Property Tax...... $3,139.60
The mill levy is the tax rate used to calculate the tax bills of individual properties within a tax area or district. Each taxing authority determines how much revenue they require from property taxes and divides that by the total assessed value of the properties within their established boundaries, as supplied by the assessor. The resulting tax rate is multiplied by 1,000 to come up with the mill levy.
Property Tax Revenue Needed..........$2,500,000.00
/ Total Assessed Value.................... $31,350,000.00
= Tax Rate........................................ 0.079745
x 1,000............................................. 1,000
= Total Mill Levy................................ 79.745
Taxing authorities, including schools and fire protection districts, levy property taxes in an amount necessary to meet their budgetary needs for the following year. If you want to have a voice in the amount of taxes you will be asked to pay, you may want to attend public budget hearings and get involved in the process.