Colorado law requires all assessors to value property at a specific level and within certain uniformity standards. This provides equity in distribution of state school funding, local tax burden and assessments that cross county lines.
To ensure proper levels and uniformity standards are being followed by the Assessor, an independent auditor, contracted by the Legislative Council, conducts an annual one percent study of all property in each county. Findings of the annual study are reported to the State Board of Equalization each year.
Jefferson County's most recent report from the state auditor indicates that our appraised values have met all the standards set by the state.