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Jefferson County Colorado Property Tax

$1,805.00 7th of 64

Median Property Tax In Jefferson County, Colorado


Median Home Value In
Jefferson County, Colorado

0.70% 5th of 64

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Jefferson County, Colorado

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Jefferson County is $1,805.00 per year, based on a median home value of $259,300.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.70% of property value.

Jefferson County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the sixty-four counties in Colorado, Jefferson County is ranked 7th by median property taxes, and 5th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Compared to other counties in Colorado, Jefferson County collects a relatively high percentage of each property's value as tax. Combined with home values that are $21,500.00 greater than the Colorado median of $237,800.00, this results in the relatively high property taxes in Jefferson County.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Jefferson County Tax Assessor.

Jefferson County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

7th out of 64

By median yearly property tax

5th out of 64

By percentage of median home value

10th out of 64

By percentage of median income

You can see how Jefferson County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixty-four other counties in Colorado with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Colorado, see our Colorado county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Colorado counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Jefferson County is located in Colorado, which is ranked 30th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Jefferson County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

563rd out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1790th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

1236th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Colorado as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Colorado property tax page.

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Jefferson County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Jefferson County are the responsibility of the Jefferson County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Golden, Colorado.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Jefferson County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Jefferson County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Jefferson County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Jefferson County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Jefferson County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
colorado Property Tax Data
Colorado Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References