Petition for Abatement or Refund of Taxes for Parcel # 5893-152-04-010, Account # R015327, address of 351 Gun Barrell Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO, owned by Jessica E. Wilson & James E. Wilson III
This Petition was denied by Assessor Natalie Woodruff and therefor requires a hearing where the petitioner may present their case to the BOCC.
The subject property was purchased by the petitioners on 12/18/2015 for $20,000. This sale is outside the time frame used for the 2015 reappraisal. The 2015-2016 value for the property is $44,790. The petitioner requested a value of $12,990. Although there were no sales in this landcode (Aspen Springs 6, over 10 acres) in the data gathering period for the 2015 reappraisal, other sales in Aspen Springs 6 evidenced an increase from $300 per acre to $1500 per acre, but that change is not significant enough to indicate that an increase or a reduction in value for the subject property landcode was warranted. The value stayed the same as it had been for the 2013 reappraisal. The petitioner stated that the property is overvalued as a result of the 13.91 acre size and that considering only 1 acre was habitable, that the value should be decreased. The landcode itself (as described earlier Aspen Springs 6 over 10 acres) takes into account the size. In reviewing the topographical map there are 14 parcels in this same landcode. Of the 14, 3 have topography with less degree of slope, 8 are approximately the same as the subject, and 3 have steeper terrain. That doesn't not leave any room for a terrain adjustment. The petitioner did not supply any comparable sales or any other information in the petition. I respectfully request that the Board uphold the Assessor's 2016 value of $42,790 due to there being only about an acre of 13.91 acres.
- Natalie Woodruff
- Presentor's Title
- Archuleta County Assessor