The Boulder County Assessor’s Office will work to assist county residents to reach a fair market value for any property that was destroyed or damaged by the Marshall Fire.
Property values, which are used to determine annual property tax payments, will be adjusted downward to reflect the destruction to a physical residence or structure. In all cases your land values will hold its value, but the physical residence or structure will be prorated to reflect the reduction in value caused by the fire in the year of the destruction or damage.
- For Destroyed properties (in 2021) the State of Colorado will reimburse Boulder County taxes for the destroyed physical residence or structure. Property owners will receive a tax bill for the land only assessed at the residential rate of 7.15%
- Damaged properties will receive a 2021 tax bill for the entire property (land and structure) at the assessment rate of 7.15%.
Additionally, upon request, and free of charge, we can provide copies all official valuation documents, property descriptions, photographs, and more.
The documents below contain further explanation of the Assessor’s process in valuing properties destroyed and damage by natural causes:
- Division of Property Taxation brochure on Properties destroyed by natural causes
- Division of Property Taxation Video on properties destroyed by natural causes
For more information or assistance please email us at: Assessor@bouldercounty.org or call us at 303-441-3530. Please provide your street address and the property owners name so we can quickly identify your property in our records and contact information so we can reach you. Our office hours are 7:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Thursday.
If you have questions regarding Business Personal Property that was damaged or destroyed in the Marshall Fire, please contact us via the same manner: by email at Assessor@bouldercounty.org calling 303-441-3530 and note that in your correspondence or message.
For replacement home / property deed records or vehicle titles, see Clerk & Recorder Services.