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104 Crestone Avenue
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201

719.539.4016 (Phone)
719.539.8513 (Fax)

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

Chaffee County Assessor Brenda Mosby

The Assessor's office employs the equivalent of 8 people,  including the Assessor.  We are responsible for valuing all vacant, residential, industrial and commercial properties, including patented mining claims, mobile homes, agricultural land and commercial personal property.

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For further reference see the Chaffee County Tax Levies for Tax Year 2019  (Collectible in tax year 2020)

2016 Abstract of Assessment and Levies for Chaffee County

2017 Abstract of Assessment and Levies for Chaffee County

2018 Abstract of Assessment and Levies for Chaffee County

2019 Abstract of Assessment and Levies for Chaffee County

Real Property Taxpayer Remedies

For tax years 2019 and 2020, the County Assessor is required by law to appraise all real property at a June 30, 2018 level of value.  Notices  of Valuation reflecting the 2019 values will be sent to owners of real property by May 1.  the information used by the Assessor to value your property is available for your review. 

From May 1 through June 1, owners of real property may protest the value or the classification established by the Assessor.  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 change in classification.

Protests to the Assessor must be postmarked or presented in person on or before June 1.  The Assessor must make a decision concerning your protest and mail you a written Notice of Determination on or before the last working day of June.  If you are satisfied with the Assessor's determination, the tax bill you receive next January will be based on the value and classification reflected on the Notice of Determination.

If you disagree with the Assessors decision, you may file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization.  An appeal to the County Board of Equalization must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than July 15.  The County Board will notify you by mail of the hearing date, time, and place where you may present evidence to substantiate your case.  Evidence includes documentation such as the sale prices of properties similar to yours that sold between January 2, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  The County Board will conclude hearings and render decisions by the close of business on August 5.  The County Board must mail you a decision within five business days of the date of its decision.  If you are satisfied with the County Boards decision, the tax bill you receive next January will be based on the valuation and classification reflected in the County Boards decision.

If you disagree with the action of the County Board, you may file an appeal with the State Board of Assessment Appeals or the District Court, or you may request a binding arbitration hearing. Your appeal must be made within 30 days of the County Boards mailed decision.

Personal Property Tax Declarations

Personal property tax declarations are were by April 15, 2019 at the Chaffee County Assessor's Office for all county businesses. 

The declaration applies to all persons who own, possess or control property with a total actual value greater than $7700 per owner.  All personal property is taxable unless specifically exempt by law.  Failue to declare personal property each year will result in the assessor valuing the property using "the best information available" and potentially attaching a penalty to the owner's tax bill. 

Taxable personal property includes:

*All residential household furnishing used to produce income

* Equipment, furniture and machinery used by commercial, industrial and natural resource operations

* Property used in agribusiness that does not qualify as agricultural

* Expensed assets

* Fully depreciated assets

* Personal property in storage that is subject to IRS depreciation

* Leasehold improvements.

 Equipment licensed as a motor vehicle should not be reported on the Personal Property Declaration Schedule. 

Businesses that did not receive a declaration schedule may request one by calling the County Assessor at 719.539.4016 or go to Department of Property Taxation and choose the DS form that fits your business.  The online form is a writeable work document that you can fill out and e-mail to  We will confirm receipt of your e-mail within 2 business days.  If you do not get confirmation to your e-mail call 719.539.4016 and ask for the Personal Property Clerk.  You may also mail your declaration to:
Chaffee County Assessor's Office
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO  81201

Brenda J. Mosby
Chaffee County Assessor

Dean Russell
Deputy Assessor / Land Appraiser / GIS

Rick Roberts
Deputy Assessor/
Commercial Appraiser

Daren Williams
Residential Appraiser

Andrea Davis
Ad Valorem Appraiser/Mobile Homes

Janie O'Hare
Ad Valorem Appraiser/Property Transfer Specialist

Alberto Toledo
Field Inspector

Paul Harford
Agricultural Inspector/Ad
Valorem Appraiser


Katie Lady
Field Inspector


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