News and Updates:
2022 Payable 2023 Property Taxes
Property tax notices were mailed on Friday, January 27, 2023. If you did not receive a notice from us please call, email or visit our Property Tax Payment and Records Portal to view and/or pay your taxes. We only mail one statement each year which includes payment coupons and due dates.
If you sold property in 2022, the new property owner is responsible for the 2022 payable 2023 taxes.
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 for seniors and people with disabilities offered by the state of Colorado.
If you believe your property has been incorrectly valued or classified, you may file an appeal with the Jefferson County Assessor.
Statewide Property Tax Assessment Rate Changes
As a result of the passage of SB21-293, and due to the failure of Proposition 120, changes to the property tax assessment rates will take effect for tax year 2022 payable 2023. The passage of SB22-238 changed the assessment rates for tax years 2023, 2024 and 2025. A full explanation of these changes can be viewed on the SB 22-238 Property Tax Assessment Rates for Tax Years 2022 - 2025 (PDF)
This image provides a simplified breakdown of these rates per property type.
Lowered Credit Card Payment Fees
The Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office uses a third-party vendor to collect property taxes online. The third-party vendor charges a vendor or “convenience” fee for their services. The fee goes directly to the vendor, not the Jefferson County government. The Treasurer has been able to negotiate a lower fee for credit card payments online. The credit card fee has been 2.5% of the property tax due, and now is 2.35% of property tax due.
3rd Party Online Payment Fees:
Credit Card – 2.35% of property tax due (was 2.5%)
Debit Card – $3.95 per property tax payment
E-Checks – No Charge
For more information about third party vendor fees please contact the Treasurer's Office.
Treasurer’s Payment Options Page provides all the available ways to pay property taxes.
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 due dates for 2022 payable 2023 are:
First installment: February 28, 2023
Second Installment: June 15, 2023
OR Full Payment: May 1, 2023 (since April 30 falls on a Sunday)
Treasurer's Important Due Dates
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.