The mill levy is the tax rate that is applied to the assessed value of a property. One mill is one dollar per $1,000 of assessed property value. Mill levies are used to fund local government services.
In Montrose County, mill levies fund local public schools, the fire district, the Montrose Regional Library District, and other special districts. There are about 36 taxing districts in Montrose County. Most districts only cover a portion of Montrose County and thus not every resident pays into every district.