Letters to the Editor: Update from Rio Blanco County Assessor Renae T. Neilson

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Dear Editor:
This is an open letter to Rio Blanco County taxpayers and residents:
I want to give you a quick update of things happening at the Rio Blanco County Assessor’s Office.

Due to the decline in oil and gas production, Rio Blanco County will see a decrease in taxable value this year. The appeal season will soon be ending for oil and gas production and personal property; then, on Aug. 25, 2016, the first 2016 certification will be sent to all taxing entities showing their 2016 taxable value.
Each taxing entity will use their taxable value to set their budget. On Dec. 10, 2016, we will send the final 2016 certified taxable value to each taxing entity. Please contact me if you have questions concerning values for a particular taxing entity.
To maintain correct property records, my staff will be in the field checking properties and reviewing current records along with looking for new construction, etc.
In July, we will be checking oil and gas wells. Thank you for your corporation in allowing my staff and/or contractor to inspect your property.
If you have any questions, we will be happy to come to your property to review our records and verify what is physically there.
As always, please feel free to contact me at 970-878- 9410 concerning any questions you may have.
Renae T. Neilson
Rio Blanco County Assessor