Understanding Colorado Property Taxes

Overview of Colorado Taxes

Colorado collects a total of $51,830,009,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $8,672,053,000 comes from property taxes, or 16.7% of total revenue. As a result, Colorado has the 43rd highest property tax rate in the country, which is 40.7% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Colorado is $295,734, meaning the average Colorado homeowner pays 0.63% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $6.31 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Colorado's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Colorado, there are important constants. Colorado's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Colorado property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, varies by locality. The date which property tax bills become due on is February 28 and June 15.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Colorado or are looking at buying a specific property in Colorado, check out our Colorado Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

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Property Tax Information for Colorado Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Colorado.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Adams County $206,676 $1,793 $8.70
Alamosa County $147,593 $937 $6.30
Arapahoe County $295,644 $2,209 $7.50
Archuleta County $355,507 $1,590 $4.50
Baca County $100,260 $624 $6.20
Bent County $114,387 $804 $7.00
Boulder County $426,128 $2,644 $6.20
Broomfield County $316,291 $2,590 $8.20
Chaffee County $291,417 $1,153 $4.00
Cheyenne County $115,796 $585 $5.10
Clear Creek County $306,601 $1,678 $5.50
Conejos County $135,748 $702 $5.20
Costilla County $121,400 $621 $5.10
Crowley County $98,035 $546 $5.60
Custer County $254,768 $1,011 $4.00
Delta County $226,287 $939 $4.20
Denver County $320,928 $1,846 $5.80
Dolores County $175,604 $714 $4.10
Douglas County $385,239 $2,991 $7.80
Eagle County $640,501 $3,103 $4.80
Elbert County $369,996 $2,102 $5.70
El Paso County $250,490 $1,378 $5.50
Fremont County $176,033 $861 $4.90
Garfield County $391,002 $1,641 $4.20
Gilpin County $301,566 $998 $3.30
Grand County $338,589 $1,501 $4.40
Gunnison County $372,333 $1,670 $4.50
Hinsdale County $316,924 $1,161 $3.70
Huerfano County $226,347 $799 $3.50
Jackson County $176,821 $749 $4.20
Jefferson County $302,826 $2,164 $7.10
Kiowa County $108,401 $652 $6.00
Kit Carson County $147,491 $1,057 $7.20
Lake County $176,487 $1,115 $6.30
La Plata County $394,455 $1,134 $2.90
Larimer County $290,799 $1,882 $6.50
Las Animas County $173,148 $596 $3.40
Lincoln County $159,281 $977 $6.10
Logan County $183,600 $904 $4.90
Mesa County $232,834 $1,219 $5.20
Mineral County $322,660 $1,195 $3.70
Moffat County $190,273 $1,019 $5.40
Montezuma County $222,538 $872 $3.90
Montrose County $234,193 $1,148 $4.90
Morgan County $151,075 $987 $6.50
Otero County $118,245 $646 $5.50
Ouray County $420,311 $1,707 $4.10
Park County $267,868 $1,227 $4.60
Phillips County $164,810 $1,445 $8.80
Pitkin County $1,266,774 $4,105 $3.20
Prowers County $106,642 $606 $5.70
Pueblo County $161,408 $1,174 $7.30
Rio Blanco County $249,680 $842 $3.40
Rio Grande County $190,514 $979 $5.10
Routt County $503,499 $1,932 $3.80
Saguache County $196,230 $790 $4.00
San Juan County $240,059 $1,313 $5.50
San Miguel County $1,268,694 $3,450 $2.70
Sedgwick County $119,802 $641 $5.30
Summit County $535,952 $2,241 $4.20
Teller County $263,422 $1,404 $5.30
Washington County $133,223 $790 $5.90
Weld County $228,942 $1,463 $6.40
Yuma County $190,855 $998 $5.20

Want to learn more about Colorado property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Adams County Alamosa County Arapahoe County
Archuleta County Baca County Bent County
Boulder County Broomfield County Chaffee County
Cheyenne County Clear Creek County Conejos County
Costilla County Crowley County Custer County
Delta County Denver County Dolores County
Douglas County Eagle County Elbert County
El Paso County Fremont County Garfield County
Gilpin County Grand County Gunnison County
Hinsdale County Huerfano County Jackson County
Jefferson County Kiowa County Kit Carson County
Lake County La Plata County Larimer County
Las Animas County Lincoln County Logan County
Mesa County Mineral County Moffat County
Montezuma County Montrose County Morgan County
Otero County Ouray County Park County
Phillips County Pitkin County Prowers County
Pueblo County Rio Blanco County Rio Grande County
Routt County Saguache County San Juan County
San Miguel County Sedgwick County Summit County
Teller County Washington County Weld County
Yuma County

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