It's that time of year again! Bob Overbeck and his friends at the Larimer County Assessor's office have sent out their "reminders" that your assessment valuation is probably headed up. Although it's frustrating to see your monthly payment creep up every couple of years due to higher taxes, it's part of rising real estate prices, area growth, and the need for property taxes to help pay for expanding services like schools, first responders, open spaces, and libraries.
The valuation is very clear. The notice will give you a prior value from the last time it was assessed and the current value to which your property taxes will be based off of.
If you feel your property tax assessment valuation is much higher than your home value, they do allow the ability to protest. This is where I come in to help you. Here's the process of filing a protest: