2020 Ballot Question Information

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Quick Facts

  • 2 main sources of revenue for Gilpin County are Gaming Tax and Property Tax (Mill Levy).
  • Gilpin County does not have a sales tax.
  • Gilpin County, along with San Miguel, have the lowest average effective property tax rate of .25% out of 64 Counties in Colorado.
  • Gaming Tax Rate is in the State Constitution (would be very hard to change).
  • 1 mill generates approximately $440,000 of revenue.

Park & Recreation Department/Community Center Mill Levy Increase of 2.57 Mills for 3 years

  • 2.57 mills will cover limited operations and programs, and does not address Capital Improvement Projects. Projected annual revenue from proposed dedicated mill levy is $1,130,800.
  • Unique users of the Community Center in 2019 was 1924, average of 17 visits (does not include spectators, events, non-residents memberships/drop-ins)
  • The Park & Recreation Department has a total budget of approximately $1,484,478, with Employees at $1,013,038 and Utilities at $220,000.
  • Annually the Board of County Commissioners approves budgets for all County Departments and Offices. If approved, the 2.57 mill levy will be dedicated for use exclusively for the Parks & Recreation Department for three years, sunsetting at the end of 2023.
  • If a Special Parks & Recreation District is approved in the future, the County would have to enter into an agreement with the District to appropriate the Park & Recreation mill levy. The County would legally not be able to use these funds if it is not providing the service. 
  • Proposed ballot question sunsets in three years at the end of 2023.

Sheriff’s Office Mill Levy Increase of 2.27  Mills for 3 years

  • 2.27 mills will be dedicated to operations/personnel, and does not address Capital Improvement Projects. Projected annual revenue from proposed dedicated mill levy is $998,800.
  • Annually the Board of County Commissioners approves budgets for all County Departments and Offices. If approved, the 2.27 mill levy will be dedicated for use exclusively for the Sheriff’s Office for three years, sunsetting at the end of 2023.
 

How to calculate your Gilpin County Residential Property Tax
(View Mill Levies From Assessor Page)

 

  • DOLA Data: Median Home Value = $337,400 (use your home actual value, Click Here to Find Home Value and Tax Area)
  • Current County Property Tax Rate 7.15%  
  • Residential Land 7.15% x Actual Value = Assessed Value
  • 9.046 mills is the current Gilpin County Property Tax mill levy (does not include, School District, Timberline, etc.)

 

 Current Gilpin Residential Example:

7.15% (.0715) x $337,400 = $24,124.10 Assessed Value x Mill Levy (9.046/1000) =

$218.22 Current Annual Property Tax Amount or $18.19/monthly

 Park & Recreation Mill Levy Gilpin Residential Example:

7.15% (.0715) x $337,400  = $24,124.10 Assessed Value x County Mill Levy Only (2.57/1000) =

$62 Additional Annual Property Tax Amount or $5.17/monthly

Sheriff's Office Mill Levy Gilpin Residential Example:

7.15% (.0715) x $337,400  = $24,124.10 Assessed Value x County Mill Levy Only (2.27/1000) =

$54.76 Additional Annual Property Tax Amount or $4.56/monthly

Both Mill Levies Gilpin Residential Example:

7.15% (.0715) x $337,400  = $24,124.10 Assessed Value x County Mill Levy Only (4.84/1000) =

$116.76 Additional Annual Property Tax Amount or $9.73/monthly


Gilpin County Assessor's Office
Look at your 2020 Tax Statement OR
Click Here to Find Home Value and Tax Area

How to use the calculator below:
1. Know the Actual Value of your home (see highlighted area above if you don't know your Actual Value)
2. This calculator only calculates Gilpin County Property Tax mill levy (does not include, School District, Timberline, etc.)

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