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Valuation and Taxation

PART 2

MOBILE HOMES

39-5-201. Legislative declaration.

            (1) The general assembly hereby finds and declares that the present method of taxation of mobile homes, the specific ownership tax, is inappropriate; that mobile homes are more properly taxed by a change from such method to an ad valorem method of taxation similar to the method of taxation of conventional housing.

            (2) Uniform treatment of mobile homes is hereby declared to be an exclusive matter of statewide concern. No home rule city, city, county, or other local government shall impose a license or any other special fees on the ownership or occupancy of mobile homes that is not similarly imposed on conventional homes.

            (3) Repealed.

39-5-202. Taxation of mobile homes - effective date

            Commencing January 1, 1978, mobile homes shall be subject to ad valorem taxation under the provisions of articles 1 to 9 of this title as if they were real property but shall be subject to the provisions of article 10 of this title concerning the collection of taxes as if they were personal property.

39-5-203. Mobile homes - determination of value

            (1) For the property tax year beginning January 1, 1983, and for each property tax year thereafter, the actual value of a mobile home shall be determined by the assessor in accordance with the provisions of sections 39-1-103 (5) and 39-1-104 (10.2) for the determination of the actual value of real property.

            (2) Repealed.

            (3) (a) The valuation for assessment of each mobile home shall be computed on the same basis as the valuation for assessment of all taxable property; except that mobile homes shall be exempt from property taxation while located on sales display lots of mobile home dealers and listed as inventories of merchandise by such mobile home dealers. It is the duty of the seller of a mobile home to provide to the buyer a tax certificate and an itemized list of household furnishings, as defined in section 39-3-102 and which are included in the selling price of the mobile home, at the time of sale.

            (b) A person who knowingly fails to provide an itemized list of household furnishings as required by this subsection (3) commits a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined two hundred dollars; except that, upon conviction of a second or subsequent such offense, such person commits a class 3 misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S.

39-5-204. Notification concerning mobile homes in a county for part of a year

            (1) (a) Any person who brings a mobile home into a county after the assessment date of any year shall immediately notify the assessor of the location of the mobile home within the county.

            (b) Repealed.

            (c) For property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 1999:

            (I) The assessor shall list and value a mobile home brought into a county from another county in this state after the assessment date for any year as of the assessment date of the following year.

            (II) The assessor shall list and value a mobile home brought into a county from outside this state after the assessment date at such proportion of its value for the full calendar year as the number of calendar months remaining in such year bears to twelve; but, if the mobile home is brought into the county from outside this state before the sixteenth day of any calendar month, such month shall be considered as a full calendar month, and, if the mobile home is brought into the county from outside this state on or after the sixteenth day of any calendar month, such month shall be disregarded.

39-5-205. Relocation of a mobile home - collection of taxes

            (1) Any person who intends to remove his or her mobile home from a county or from one location in a county to a new location in the same county shall notify the treasurer of this fact, and all property taxes levied or assessed on such mobile home shall thereupon become due and payable if the mobile home is to be removed from the county. Upon the request of the treasurer, the assessor shall certify to such person the valuation for assessment of the mobile home for the current year.

            (2) Repealed.

            (3) For property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 1999:

            (a) If a mobile home located in a county on the assessment date is to be removed from the county to another county in this state before the next following assessment date, all property taxes levied or assessed on such mobile home shall, upon the mobile home owner providing notice of such removal to the treasurer pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, become due and payable for the current property tax year without proration.

            (b) If a mobile home located in a county on the assessment date is to be removed from this state before the next following assessment date, all property taxes levied or assessed on such mobile home shall, upon the mobile home owner providing notice of such removal to the treasurer pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, become due and payable. The value to be placed on the property by the assessor pursuant to this paragraph (b) shall be such proportion of its value for the full calendar year as the number of calendar months in such year the mobile home was located in the original location bears to twelve; but, if the mobile home is to be removed from its original location before the sixteenth day of any calendar month, such month shall be disregarded, and, if the mobile home is to be removed from its original location on or after the sixteenth day of any calendar month, such month shall be considered as a full calendar month.

            (4) If the levy for the current year has not then been fixed and made, the levy for the previous year shall be used by the treasurer to determine the amount of taxes due pursuant to this section. At such time as the levy for the current year has been fixed and made, the amount of any taxes collected on the property in excess of the amount correctly due and payable shall be refunded by the treasurer to the owner of the property forthwith; but, in all cases where the amount of taxes so collected is less than the amount correctly due and payable, the amount uncollected shall be considered an erroneous assessment and shall be reported with other erroneous assessments in the manner prescribed by law.

39-5-206. Payments to counties, cities, towns, and special districts in lieu of taxes for calendar year 1978. (Repealed)

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