What is the difference between actual value and assessed value?

The assessor determines the actual (market) value for all real and personal property. Then a percentage (assessment rate) is multiplied by the actual value to determine the assessed value. In Colorado the residential assessment rate is currently 7.2%. For all other properties including commercial, personal property, vacant land and agricultural land, the assessment rate is 29%.

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1. How is the value determined on my property?
2. How often is property revalued?
3. What is the difference between actual value and assessed value?
4. How are property taxes calculated?
5. Why don’t all properties increase or decrease by the same percentage?
6. Who sets the mill levy?
7. Doesn’t the Tabor Amendment for 1992 prevent my taxes from rising?
8. Can you appeal your property taxes to the Assessor?
9. If I do not agree with the actual value, what steps should I take?
10. I’m not sure if I should appeal or not. How can I find out the sales prices of the properties in my neighborhood for the 18-month period prior to June 30, 2016?
11. What happens after I appeal?
12. What is the Property Tax Exemption for Seniors?
13. How are Parcel numbers assigned?
14. What do the codes mean on the parcel report?