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You can find your tax area by searching your property on the San Miguel County Advanced Viewer or the Assessor's Property Information Online. You can also view this generalized tax areas map (PDF).
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The taxable value (assessed value) of your property is a percentage of its actual value. For 2022-2023, those percentages are as follows:
The State Legislature is responsible for setting these percentages.
Follow these simple steps to compute your taxes:
1. Actual Value X Assessment Rate = Assessed Value
2. Assessed Value X Mill Levy = Estimated Taxes
OR Actual Value X Assessment Rate X Mill Levy = Estimated Taxes
For Instance: The Actual Value of your improved residential property in the Town of Telluride is: $400,000. The residential assessment rate is x .0695. So, your Assessed Value is: $27,800. The Mill Levy of your Tax Area is: x .044604. So, your estimated taxes are: $1,239.99.
You find your current Mill Levy by looking at right hand side of the current
Mill Levies are set by special taxing districts or authorities such as school districts, recreational districts, hospital districts, fire protection and water districts. These special districts finalize their budget and set their individual levies early in December. By mid-December, the Board of County Commissioners approve these levies.
Taxes are paid to the San Miguel County Treasurer. Checks can be mailed to: P. O. Box 488, Telluride, Colorado 81435, or you may pay online at San Miguel County Treasurer: Pay Online.
Questions regarding your tax notice can be answered by the San Miguel County Treasurer’s Office. Their number is: 970-728-4451.
Tax bills are sent out no later than the last business day of January of each year. For questions concerning your tax bill or payment, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 970-728-4451.
Full payment of taxes can be made by April 30, or half payments can be made by February 28 and June 15. For questions concerning your taxes, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 970-728-4451.