Assessor (Department 040)

Susan Murphy, County Assessor

Description and Mission

Colorado Law directs all 64 county Assessors to discover, list, classify, and value all property within their respected jurisdiction. Each assessment office is also required to reappraise all property every odd- numbered year. The Elbert County Assessor's office continues to employ and pursue excellence in assessment administration with great emphasis regarding accurate, fair, and equitable property valuations within the law, all while maintaining property records, property ownership, and a professional and courteous staff whose primary goal is to serve the public.

An Assessment Team built on “Values” that last.

Excellence ♦ Efficiency ♦ Fairness ♦ Hard Work ♦ Honesty ♦ HumilityI ntegrity ♦ Respect ♦ Teamwork ♦ Understanding

Accomplishments, Goals, and Objectives

Accomplishments 2022:
Complete the 2023 state mandated reappraisal of all property in Elbert County.
Successfully passed the independent state audit with no recommendations.
Completion of 1,500+ real property inspections annually.
Support and continue to develop the new GIS public online portal.
Broaden electronic services to streamline additional office tasks.
Continued education and classes for all staff, to include license requirements & upgrades.
Continue to enhance assessment administration regarding assessment appeals with emphasis on electronic filings, online services, and increased information and directions for the public.
Cross-train staff to strengthen and internal office support system as well as provide an even better service to the public.

Department Budget Summary