The Ouray County Assessor's Office is responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all real and personal property in the county. The Assessor's office is required to reappraise all real property every two years. It is the taxpayers responsibility to inform the Assessor of a change in address.
For more information, call (970)325-4371.
Ouray County Assessor’s Office compliant with 2023 state audit
The State Board of Equalization (SBOE) reviews assessments for conformance to the Constitution. The SBOE will order revaluations for counties whose valuations do not reflect the proper valuation period level of value.
The statutory basis for the audit is found in C.R.S. 39-1-104 (16)(a)(b) and (c).
The legislative council sets forth two criteria that are the focus of the audit group:
To determine whether each county assessor is applying correctly the constitutional and statutory provisions, compliance requirements of the State Board of Equalization, and the manuals published by the State Property Tax Administrator to arrive at the actual value of each class of property.
To determine if each assessor is applying correctly the provisions of law to the actual values when arriving at valuations for assessment of all locally valued properties subject to the property tax.
The property assessment audit conducts a two-part analysis: A procedural analysis and a statistical analysis.
The procedural analysis includes all classes of property and specifically looks at how the assessor develops economic areas, confirms and qualifies sales, and develops time adjustments. The audit also examines the procedures for adequately discovering, classifying and valuing agricultural outbuildings, discovering subdivision build-out and subdivision discounting procedures. Valuation methodology for vacant land, improved residential properties and commercial properties is examined. Procedures for
producing mines, oil and gas leaseholds and lands producing, producing coal mines, producing earth and stone products, severed mineral interests and non-producing patented mining claims are also reviewed.
Statistical analysis is performed on vacant land, residential properties, commercial industrial properties, agricultural land, and personal property. The statistical study results are compared with State Board of Equalization compliance requirements and the manuals published by the State Property Tax Administrator.
East West Econometrics Audit has completed the Property Assessment Study for 2023 and is pleased to report its findings for Ouray County in the following report.
Find out more about your County Assessor by watching this video: https://vimeo.com/530467545
Online parcel information is available by clicking on the link below.
While the Assessor's Office determines the value of property, it does not set the amount of your taxes. Property taxes are are calculated from the mill levies set by the local taxing authorities and collected by the County Treasurer.
GIS Parcel Data
Visit the County GIS page for some basic GIS mapping tools and to make GIS data requests.
- Glossary of Terms
- 2022 Abstract and Mill Levies
- 2023 Reval Timeline Graph
- 2023 Revaluation Vacant Land Sales
- 2023 Revaluation Residential Sales
- 2023 Commercial Sales
- 2023 Mining Claim Sales
- 2023 Ag Land Data
- 2022 Audit
- Change in Address Form
- Classification and Valuation of Agricultural Property
- Disabled Vet Tax Exemption Instructions
- Disabled Veteran Application
- Disabled Veteran Spouse Application
- How Does Your Valuation Equate to Tax Dollars
- Destroyed by Natural Causes
- Special Data Request Form
- Gold Star Spouse Application
- Gold Star Spouse Instructions
- Property Tax Equation
- Senior Exemption Short Form (Application)
- Senior Exemption Short Form (Instructions)
- Senior Exemption Long Form (Application)
- Senior Exemption Long Form (Instructions)
- Tax Area Map
- Taxing Authority Contacts
The Gallagher Amendment and the Assessment Ra
- Understanding Property Taxes
- Colorado Assessed Values Manuals Archive 2003-Present
- Ouray County Zip Codes Map
- Manufactured Homes
- Property Valuation & Taxation for Business and Industry
- Rebates, Exemptions, and Deferrals for Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities and Active Members of the Nat'l Guard or Reserves