Duties of the Assessor
Under Colorado law, county assessors value real and business personal property for tax purposes. The annual list of all assessed values is known as the Assessment Roll. In addition to determining values, the assessor:
- Keeps and updates property ownership data
- Maintains maps of tax parcel boundaries
- Collects and revises property characteristics
- Verifies properties eligible for exemption
- Analyzes trends in property sales, prices, construction/renovation costs, and rents for commercial and industrial properties
State laws and regulations governing the assessment process for San Juan and all counties are found in the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), Title 39 and the Assessors Reference Library published online by the State Division of Property Taxation. The Division also publishes brochures about Colorado property taxation. Property values listed on the Assessment Roll are used to calculate annual property taxes which are billed and collected by the County Treasurer. The Assessor does not establish tax rates (millages), set taxes, or collect tax payments.
Kim Buck has served as County Assessor since July 2014. Prior to assessing, she managed data for the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, was a business owner (Gear Exchange and Hummingbird Consulting), and worked a variety of jobs in Silverton, Colorado. She has a Master's Degree from the University of Arizona and spent a decade working for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ. Her hobbies usually involve spreadsheets and outdoor pursuits.
Office Hours: By appointment.
1557 Greene St
PO Box 596
Silverton, CO 81433