Otero County, Colorado Tax Assessors' Office
13 West 3rd Street
La Junta, Colorado 81050
Where is the Otero County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Otero County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Otero County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Otero County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Otero County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Otero County Assessor's Office at (719) 383 3010 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Otero County Facts:
The median home value in Otero County is between $89,621.00 and $97,979.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Otero County?
You can try contacting the Otero County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Otero County is located in the in La Junta, which is where the Otero County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Otero County with the contact info listed below.
Otero County Phone Number
Otero County Fax Number
Otero County Address
13 West Third Street
La Junta, CO 81050