Cut Your Higher Property Taxes 


Property tax bills landed on owner's mailboxes in El Paso County the last week of January 2018 and many were shocked to see the increases from 2017, some well above 30%. 

There are Two main reasons for the increase in Commercial Property Taxes in 2018.

  1. Commercial Real Estate property values increased 10%-20% - The El Paso County Assessor published the revaluation in May 2017. Most property types groups increased a minimum of 10% and many were above 20%. 
  2. Tax Rate Increases - School taxes make up the majority share of property taxes paid. Colorado Springs School District 11 and Widefield School District 3 both passed mill levy tax increases of 28% and 34%, respectively. Other increases included Tri-Lakes Monument Fire, Donald Wescott Fire, Green Mountain Falls-Chipita Park Fire.  

What Can You Do

  • Check the Assessor's market value to make sure it is not higher than similar properties.(ie office building in the same general area, about the same size and age).
  • Make sure the property value is not above what similar buildings sold for in 2016.
  • Verify that the Assessor has your building size, age and type correct. 
If any of the information you check is not in your favor, contact the El Paso County Tax Assessor's office at 719-520-6600 to discuss the issues. 

You can file a property tax appeal over the phone between May 1 and June 1, 2018. You should know how much your value should be before discussing or accepting any new values.

We Can Help - Free Property Tax Review

If you don’t have the time or resources available, a property tax consultant at Bearing Commercial Appraisal will check your value and tell you if you are overpaying taxes (see the form or contact info below). All Property Tax Reviews are completed by a Certified Appraiser specializing in Property Tax Valuations. 

You can take this information on your own.
We help taxpayers with full service management of a Tax Appeal - Research, Analyze, Prepare, Appealing, Represent. In many  cases we get a TAX REFUND (abatement) for prior years already paid. 

We review commercial property tax and assessments in El Paso County and Teller County. On a case-by-case basis we will go outside of this area in Colorado. 

Property Tax Value Check

You may be able to save money on property taxes by filing an appeal or protest with the El Paso County Assessor's Office (DEADLINE JUNE 1). Fill out the form below and we’ll determine if you are a good candidate to appeal. There is no obligation and we guarantee not to share your inquiry or email. We will review the information about your property and send you back a preliminary determination if an appeal appears warranted or your property is fairly assessed. You can decide at that point to appeal yourself, have Bearing Commercial help, or feel confident you are paying a fair and equal amount in property taxes.

Tax Appeal Value Check