The Crowley County Assessor is Doug England. The assessor's duties include discovering, locating and assessing all taxable property in the county. The Assessor collects data on all property including exempt property, which includes a description of the improvements, land size, assessed value, legal description, ownership, property address and owner address. The Assessor's maps provides a general description of the site shape and size. The Assessor can not and does not levy taxes. The levying of taxes is done by a constituted taxing authority within each taxing district. Courteous answers and helpful assistance will always be provided by the Assessor and his staff.
Crowley County Assessor
631 Main Street
Ordway, CO 81063
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4::00 p.m.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY VALUES/TAXES TO INCREASE
Crowley County residential property owners, like the majority of Coloradans, have seen a rapid increase in property values, which will translate into higher assessed values. County Assessors across the state are tasked with the revaluation of properties in every odd year. Those values are the basis for determining property taxes.
Rising values reflected low inventory, high demand, and an optimistic state economy during the required valuation period. Sale prices rose rapidly, allowing property owners to sell holdings in the metropolitan areas and purchase more for less in the Lower Arkansas Valley. According to a March 4, 2023 article in the Denver Post “Using the median sale price numbers from the Colorado Association of Realtors, home prices are up 55.9% in Boulder, 45.1% in Denver…” and in several counties, including Bent and Otero, “the median price of a home sold has more than doubled over the two-year valuation cycle.”
Fifteen paired sales (two sales of the same property) in Crowley County tell a similar story. While remodeled properties rose dramatically due to renewed condition, even a newer home in Ordway increased 40% ($165,000-$230,000) between sales in less than two years. This illustrates that the increased values are due to market growth regardless of improvements to the property.
Knowing that the increases were looming the Colorado legislature provided for a $15,000 value reduction per residence in 2023. Other measures are currently under consideration, but it is too early to know what proposals will pass or how homeowners will be impacted.
Existing Tabor guidelines limit counties to a 5.5% increase in total revenue each year despite increases in valuation. It appears likely that this will provide some relief for homeowners when taxing entities develop mill levies in December.