Aspen – Nearly a third of all property owners in Pitkin County have protested their latest property values, though the final tally — likely to set a local record — is still outstanding.The Assessor’s Office continues to log in the protests that were filed by the June 1 deadline.By Monday afternoon, the office had entered about 4,300 protests, and Assessor Tom Isaac guessed the total would be closer to 4,500 by the time his staff is done.With about 15,000 total properties in Pitkin County, that means close to 30 percent of all property owners protested the values assigned by Isaac’s office. Other counties have seen a higher number of protests, but as a percentage of the number of properties in the county, Pitkin County’s total may be tops in the state, Isaac said.
By Janet Urquhart, June 9, 2009, Aspen Times

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