Assessor Duties and Functions

The Assessor’s Office discovers, lists and values all real and personal property located in the Delta County. The Assessor is also responsible for the administration of all property data records and maintains accurate parcel ownership data based upon the recorded property transactions at the office of the Delta County Clerk and Recorder, and all the map data pertinent to accurate parcel identification.

The records, with a few exceptions, of the Assessor are “Public” and the Assessor is considered to be the “Custodian” of these records. The availability of information regarding the records in the Assessor’s Office complies with 24-72-203(II) C.R.S., which states: Custodian shall….”Take measures as are necessary to assist the public in locating any specific public records sought and to ensure public access to the public records without unreasonable delay or unreasonable cost. Such measures may include, without limitation, the availability of viewing stations for public records kept on microfiche; the provision of portable disk copies of computer files, or direct electronic access via on-line bulletin boards or other means.”

This website features general information about the property appraisal process as well as a searchable property database. We are offering our data via computer access in order to live up to our commitment to provide the finest service possible to the public.

During the course of performing the tasks that are required of the Assessor’s Office, it becomes necessary for us to visit your property. There are several occurrences that might initiate a site visit to your property. We are required by law to reappraise the entire county every two years. While we don’t have the staff to visit every property in that time frame, our goal is to visit every property in a five year cycle. If there is a change in the inventory of the property (addition, remodel, new building, demolition or other change in inventory of the parcel), or if the property changes ownership, an appraiser will visit the property. We are also required to visit a certain number of businesses every year to audit personal property accounts.

NOTE: For field visit protocol, see Appraisal Field Visit Protocol.