The Assessor's office employs the equivalent of 8 people, including the Assessor. We are responsible for valuing all vacant, residential, industrial and commercial properties, including patented mining claims, mobile homes, agricultural land and commercial personal property.
The real property information in the asssessor database search is updated daily from the Assessor's office for your benefit. However, the server for our database is small and does not accomodate a high amount of traffic at any given time, your patience is appreciated.
Transfers typically take six weeks to reach the assessor database from the time it is recorded in the clerk and recorder's office. We can not warrant any of the information on this website. However, we make every effort to collect and maintain accurate data. If you have any problems with the data please call us.
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For further reference see the Chaffee County Tax Levies for Tax Year 2016 (Collectible in tax year 2017)
2016 Abstract of Assessment and Levies for Chaffee County
Personal property tax declarations are due by April 15, 2017 at the Chaffee County Assessor's Office for all county businesses.
The declaration applies to all persons who own, possess or control property with a total actual value greater than $7400 per owner. All personal property is taxable unless specifically exempt by law. Failue to declare personal property each year will result in the assessor valuing the property using "the best information available" and potentially attaching a penalty to the owner's tax bill.
Taxable personal property includes:
*All residential household furnishing used to produce income
* Equipment, furniture and machinery used by commercial, industrial and natural resource operations
* Property used in agribusiness that does not qualify as agricultural
* Expensed assets
* Fully depreciated assets
* Personal property in storage that is subject to IRS depreciation
* Leasehold improvements.
Equipment licensed as a motor vehicle should not be reported on the Personal Property Declaration Schedule.
Businesses that did not receive a declaration schedule may request one by calling the County Assessor at 719.539.4016 or go to Department of Property Taxation and choose the DS form that fits your business. The online form is a writeable work document that you can fill out and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will confirm receipt of your e-mail within 2 business days. If you do not get confirmation to your e-mail call 719.539.4016 and ask for the Personal Property Clerk. You may also mail your declaration to:
Chaffee County Assessor's Office
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
Brenda J. Mosby
Chaffee County Assessor
Deputy Assessor / Land Appraiser / GIS
Ad Valorem Appraiser/Mobile Homes
Ad Valorem Appraiser/Property Transfer Specialist
Agricultural Inspector/ Personal Property Specialist