Denver Colorado Property Tax Attorney Downey & Associates taxappealsChallenging a Tax Evaluation of Your Property

When your property is valued incorrectly, the corresponding tax burden can seriously impact your business’ financial stability. Few other firms can match our depth and breadth of experience in this unique area of the law. Our experienced property tax appeals attorney can help you contest the valuation of your property.

Do you need to appeal a property valuation? Contact our experienced Denver tax appeals attorney today by calling at 303-813-1111 or sending us an e-mail.

In property tax appeals, you want to work with a lawyer who is intimately familiar with the unique administrative process, somebody who deals with the nuances of these cases on a regular basis. Attorney Tom Downey has served as counsel in a number of precedent-setting property tax cases, and he has worked closely with assessors, appraisers and public officials to draft legislation and procedural rules to streamline the tax appeal process.

Filing a Protest Petition

Notices of Value are issued by county assessors on or before May 1. The taxpayer then has until June 1 to file a protest with the assessor challenging the value established by the assessor. The county assessor will review the protest and thereafter issue a Notice of Determination on the protest. If the taxpayer is not satisfied with the assessor’s decision as outlined in the Notice of Determination, he can then file a petition with the County Board of Equalization (CBOE) seeking further review of the assigned value. The CBOE will hold a hearing on the petition and issue a decision. If the CBOE’s decision is unacceptable, the taxpayer can then proceed to the third level of appeal. You have the option of three different forums at the third level of appeal. You can either appeal to the Board of Assessment Appeals, file a civil complaint in district court or submit the dispute to binding arbitration.

The process is often more like a marathon than a sprint; it takes time. It is important to have an experienced property tax attorney on your side to explain to you the pros and cons of each process and each option. With more than 30 years of experience in this area, Tom Downey has worked and established credibility with many of the elected local tax assessors and their staff appraisers. He has built good business relationships with those officials and is committed to maintaining good working relationships based upon mutual respect. If you have missed the deadline for filing a protest, you may still have the ability to file abatement. Contact us to learn more about your options.

Contact Our Englewood Property Tax Appeal Attorney Today

You can trust our experience. From our law offices in Englewood, we serve clients throughout Colorado, including the Greater Denver area, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, and the mountain and rural counties as well. We can help you in all stages of a property tax protest and appeal process. Call us today at 303-813-1111 or send us an e-mail.