Property Tax Mill Levy
The Town's property tax mill levy, set at 2.602 mills, represents a very small portion of the revenue the Town depends on and is used to support the general fund and operations of the Town.
Property TaxesProperty taxes are paid based on the assessed value of the property, as determined by the County Assessor, multiplied by a mill levy rate. A mill levy is really just a percentage. One mill equals 1 expressed as a decimal, or 0.1% when expressed as a percentage.
Property Tax Revenue
Property taxes are calculated using the following formula:
Current actual value (provided on Notice of Value) x Assessment rate*(see below)= Assessed Value
Assessed value x Tax rate (mill levy) = Estimated property tax
*Assessment RatesThe current Assessment Rate is projected to be 7.96% for residential and 29% for all other property. The Colorado State Legislature adjusts the residential assessment rate in reappraisal years. The taxes go to support a number of governmental agencies that service the property. The taxes are collected by the Douglas County Treasurer.
The following example use a home with an actual market value of $300,000 that is in a metro district:
| Mill Levy Distribution on a $300,000 house
||Mill Levy||Amount|| Percent of Total Levy
|Douglas County School District|| 48.277
|Douglas County|| 19.774
|Parker Water and Sanitation District|| 9.727*
|Parker Fire Protection District
|Town of Parker|| 2.602
|Urban Drainage and Flood Control|| 0.608
|Urban Drainage and Flood Control, South Platte|| 0.064
|Cherry Creek Basin Authority
*Residents in Cottonwood pay to the Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District 27 mills (or $645) instead of the Parker Water and Sanitation District, which covers all other parts of Parker.
**Residents that live within a Metro District pay property taxes to the district. Mill levies for the various Metro Districts in the Town of Parker range from approximately 15 mills to 46 mills.
To obtain a detailed property tax statement, please visit the Douglas County Treasurer's Office or the Douglas County Assessor's Office.