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  •  Levy

    The total amount of money to be raised from the property tax as set forth in the budget of a taxing jurisdiction. Also, referred to as the millage rate or the property tax bill sent to an individual property owner. The levy or mill levy can be converted to a decimal, then multiplied by the assessed value to calculate the taxes due. Conceptually, a mill levy is some number (x) over 1,000. So, it can be converted to a decimal by dividing the total mill levy by 1,000: 87.925 / 1,000 = .087925. Then, if a property has an assessed value of $15,000, the tax would be $ 1,318.87. Example: $15,000 x .087925 = $1,318.87.


     Licensing

    Colorado statutes mandate that appraiser employees of the county assessor obtain an appraisal license within one year of hire. There are 4 levels of appraisal licensing in the state of Colorado: Registered, Licensed, Certified Residential, and Certified General.


     Lien

    The date that the property tax bill attaches to a property and the property becomes security for the lien.



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