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The Town of Castle Rock collects very little in property taxes. For example, a $450,000 home brings the Town approximately $38 for the year in 2021. However, property taxes are collected by other government entities such as Douglas County, the Douglas County Library District and Douglas County School District. If your home is located in a metro district – not all are – you’ll pay an additional tax that varies from district to district. Some developments use metro districts to pay for roads, water lines, sewer lines and other development infrastructure. To determine what your property and metro district taxes may be, call the Douglas County Assessor's Office, 303-660-7450. Town services primarily are paid for by municipal sales tax, which is 3.9 percent of the 7.9 percent paid in local sales tax. Therefore, the Town encourages residents to ensure quality services by shopping locally.
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There are many open areas of privately owned pieces of land throughout Castle Rock where landowners may someday choose to develop. When they do, it’s possible that the vacant land behind your house may become something quite different. Sometimes, these uses change and real estate professionals – even very knowledgeable ones – may not know about recent developments or unusual agreements. Therefore, always feel free to call the Planning Division directly with questions regarding vacant land near your prospective home, 303-660-1393. Information in this regard is also available on the Undeveloped Properties tab of our Development Activity Map.
Updated May 6, 2022
Our Planning Division can help you determine what the zoning is for your neighborhood and nearby areas, plus what the definitions allow – call 303-660-1393.