News and Updates:
Jefferson County Property Tax Notices Have Been Mailed
As of February 14, 2024 the property tax notices for Jefferson County have been mailed. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for delivery. Reminder, Monday, February 19 is a holiday.
In 2024, Jefferson County property taxpayers should expect to see their property tax bills a bit later than in most years.
The Colorado Legislature has passed a bill to provide property tax relief that will impact the timing of property tax bills being mailed. A two-week delay in certification, the deadline being January 24, 2024, of county tax rolls will cause property tax bills to be mailed later than in most years. The delay is to give taxing authorities sufficient time to certify their mill levies and to give county assessors more time to gather data.
Please note that these changes do not alter the first-half payment due date for property taxes. The due date will remain February 29, 2024, which is a Leap Year. The decision made by the Colorado Legislature to not alter the payment deadline was to ensure that special districts like fire departments, schools, health departments, and hospitals, as well as other public entities have the revenue to continue to operate.
Note from Jefferson County Treasurer
Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking me to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons. The County Treasurer does not have the legal authority to lower or waive property taxes per state law.
If you need assistance with paying your taxes, there are programs available offered by the state of Colorado.
About the Treasurer’s Office
The Jefferson County Treasurer collects property taxes, invest funds, disburses money to cities and districts and acts as county banker.
The County Treasurer does NOT:
- Raise or lower taxes
- Limit government
- Protect property rights
Taxes are Impacted by the voters and county commissioners.
The 2023 Payable 2024 property tax notices will be mailed from the Jefferson County Treasurer by mid-February 2024. If you do not receive a statement or postcard from us by the end of February, please call, email or visit our Property Tax and Payment Portal to view and/or pay your taxes.
The due dates for 2023 payable 2024 property taxes are as follows:
First installment: February 29, 2024
Second Installment: June 17, 2024 (June 15 is a Saturday)
OR Full Payment: April 30, 2024
Mailing Address Changes
Mailing address changes for the property tax records need to be with the Assessor’s office and can be changed by visiting the Assessor's Change of Mailing Address Forms page. It is the property owner’s responsibility to update mailing addresses in writing to ensure the receipt of annual property tax and value notifications.
Delinquent Property Taxes are Sold at the Tax Lien Sale
Every November the Treasurer’s office has an online auction for unpaid property taxes. We do not sell the property. The taxes are purchased by investors. The investor that holds the lien will be notified every August of any unpaid taxes and can endorse those taxes to the existing lien. Owners have three years from said tax sale to payoff the lien before it becomes eligible for a Treasurer’s Deed.
Please contact our office to request the amount due. We will only accept cash or certified funds (e.g. Cashier’s Check or money order) payable to Jefferson County Treasurer for payment of a tax lien. Payments need to be received in our office by 5 p.m. the last business day of the month, postmarks are not accepted for tax liens.
The Jefferson County Treasurer posts a series of reports. You can find the following on our Financial Reports page:
- Quarterly Investment Portfolio Report
- General Fund Monthly Report
- Treasurer’s Budget Report
- Tax Authority Distribution Monthly and Annual Reports
- Miscellaneous Reports
The Jefferson County Treasurer has created this Treasurer's Notes section as a place you can find miscellaneous information on important topics from the Treasurer. You can find that on the Treasurer's Notes page.