Yes, the treasurer collects city and county improvement liens and delinquent liens when certified in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes. These liens are called Special Assessment Liens (SPAs). The name of the city or special district collecting for these liens are listed on the tax notice under the Tax Authority / Other Charges section. Call us for more information at 303-271-8330.
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A large portion of special assessments are for delinquent municipal charges, such as sewer and water and overdue weed control bills. Call us for more information at 303-271-8330.
Unpaid Special Assessment (SPAs) Liens are sold at the treasurer’s annual tax lien sale in the same manner as a delinquent property tax lien; however, a mortgage company could begin foreclosure procedures against a home or property owner failing to pay a SPA. Call us for more information at 303-271-8330.
Not necessarily. Property owners may petition to have the city or county construct improvements. The city or county may initiate this action directly by passing a resolution to construct such improvements and assess the property that benefits. Call us for more information at 303-271-8330.
They become a perpetual lien in the amount of assessment against each lot or tract of land and have priority over all other liens except the general property tax lien. Do not ignore the importance of these special assessment liens. Call us for more information at 303-271-8330.