Your Property Tax Statement
Taxes & Mortgage Companies
Colorado law requires the Jefferson County Treasurer to mail a notice of property taxes to each owner of record, even though a mortgage company may be responsible for making the payment.
If a mortgage company pays your taxes, you may wish to mail a copy of your notice to your lender. Include your loan number and retain a copy for your records. Your mortgage company is responsible for requesting payment information directly from this office; we do not keep track of your mortgage company. If a mortgage company requests payment information before your tax notice is printed, a code will be shown in the Mort. Code section at the top of the statement.
Failure to Receive Notice
Only one tax notice is mailed every year by the end of January.
Per Colorado state statute, failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve the owner's responsibility or liability for paying taxes on time.
Reading Your Tax Statement
The top of the tax statement shows the TAG (tax district) in which the property is located and the property’s Parcel Identification Number (PIN - formerly known as the Schedule Number). The taxing authorities that levy taxes on the property are listed individually, along with their mill levy and dollar amount and the total computed tax amounts. The assessed and actual value of the property, as determined by the assessor's office, is also provided.
The bottom section of the document should be detached and returned with your payment. View a sample Tax Statement for clarification.