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Abstracts of Assessment, 1869-2019

Identifier: Series-103

Scope and Contents

Abstracts of the yearly assessment of the county as compiled by the Jefferson County, Colorado Assessor. Early abstracts list number and valuation of acres of land and improvements; town and city lots; animals; musical instruments; clocks, watches and jewelry; carriages and vehicles; and other personal property for the total valuation of the county. Also included are valuations placed on miles of railroad, telegraph and telephone lines, and other property by the Colorado Tax Commission. The "Dollar Wheel" shows how tax dollars were allocated. Later abstracts show the mill levies, valuations, and revenue for state, county, city and town, school district, and fire, water and sanitation district taxes. Collection also contains a 1913 booklet entitled "Instructions to County Assessors and Syllabus of New and Amended Laws" by the Colorado Tax Commission.


  • 1869-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.

Biographical / Historical

The Jefferson County, Assessor is responsible for the equitable distribution of the tax load through the assessed valuation of real estate, buildings thereon and personal property based on actual value.


0.45 Cubic Feet (One document box)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bulk received in a large transfer of records from the Treasurer and Assessor offices in 1998. Additional abstracts gathered from the Assessor's website by the archivist and added to the collection in 2015.

Related Materials

Series 189: Tax Levies

Materials Specific Details

Missing years 1998-2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Ronda Frazier in 2015.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States