Tax & Assessment Records

  1. Abstracts of Assessment
  2. Assessor Index Books
  3. Property Appraisal Cards
  4. Property Assessment Rolls
  5. Property Ownership Books
  6. Tax Levies
  7. Unprocessed Records

Abstracts of Assessment, 1869 to 2015

Series Number 103 (One box)

Abstracts of the yearly assessment of the county as compiled by the Jefferson County Assessor. The Assessor is responsible for the equitable distribution of the tax load through the assessed valuation of real estate, buildings thereon and personal property based on its actual value. Early abstracts list number and valuation of acres of land and improvements; town and city lots; animals; musical instruments; clocks, watches and jewelry; carriages and vehicles; and other personal property for the total valuation of the county. 

Also included are valuations placed on miles of railroad, telegraph and telephone lines, and other property by the Colorado Tax Commission. The “Dollar Wheel” shows how tax dollars were allocated. Later abstracts show the mill levies, valuations, and revenue for State, County, City and Town, School District, and Fire, Water and Sanitation District taxes. Missing years 1998 to 2000. Collection also contains a 1913 booklet entitled “Instructions to County Assessors and Syllabus of New and Amended Laws Concerned with the Administration of the General Property Tax” by the Colorado Tax Commission.

Related records see Series 189, Tax Levies.