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City and County of Denver, Dept. of Finance, Assessment Division records

Identifier: C MSS WH2010

Scope and Contents

Oversize bound volumes (1903-1951) contain deed information arranged alphabetically by subdivision name, block and lot number followed by properties in unincorporated areas. These items have been digitized and available online at the DPL Creating Communities website. Transaction information includes: grantor name, property owner name, property description, deed location information, instrument affirming ownership and date of filing. For some properties, the "remarks" section may contain the following additional information: death date and will of owner, how the property was acquired, corrections of mistakes to the original deeds as well as information concerning annexation to Denver. The back of each page provides a small plat map for the block or section being referenced. A selection of oversize zone maps completes the volume run. Later documentation (1951/52-1985) is recorded on "cardex" index cards stored in boxes and may not be as complete as that found in the earlier bound volumes. Also includes assessment rolls from Arapahoe County and Denver (1863-1910), Assessor Land Book (1877), Inventory of the Denver City Property Ledger (1890-1893), Subdivisions A-K (parcel tallies) and assessment maps from the Highland Park and Montclair districts (1906), varied financial ledger volumes (1889-1981) .


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The mission of the Assessor's Office is to fairly and uniformly value all assessable real and personal property within the City and County of Denver, and to comply with all of the requirements of both Colorado state law and the standards of the assessment profession. The Assessor directs and oversees the efforts of the following departments: real property; business personal property; records and public information; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mapping; and the administration section. (denvergov website)


94 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Assessment Division, Dept. of Finance, City and County of Denver ,1989, 2007, 2008, 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


The Assessment Division is more commonly known as the Assessor's Office.


As of 2008, the Assessment Division was transferred from the authority of the City and County of Denver's Department of Revenue to the Department of Finance.

Varying Form of Title

Assessor's office City and County of Denver

Finding Aid for the City and County of Denver, Dept. of Finance, Assessment Division records,1863-1985[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States