My Property Tax Bill Keeps Going Up – Why Does Jeffco Need to Ask for Money?

Jefferson County’s quality of life is unparalleled. We have a reputation as a wonderful place to live, work, learn and play. However, the quality services the county provides to residents and local businesses come at a cost. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services but continued increasing demand for those services has created a significant financial challenge.

For every dollar the county collects from property taxes, 24 cents remains with the county to provide services. The remaining 76 cents goes to public schools, special districts and cities. Even though property values may increase, the amount of property tax revenue the county is allowed to collect is limited by the state constitution.

Amount of property tax dollar the County receives

For more information on Jefferson County's current budget challenges, visit the 2022 Funding Challenges page. You can also watch the Funding Challenges series of videos on the Budget Videos page.

The Treasurer’s Property Records Search application is a great way to see where your tax dollars go. You will see which portions go to which funds and special districts, Jeffco Public Schools, etc. Connect to the Treasurer’s Property Records Search application to search by owner or address and find the details in the Tax Allocations section about your property.

For the basics on property taxes and how they are calculated, view the Understanding Your Property Taxes video series.

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