Tax Payments During COVID-19 Outbreak
Effective March 17, 2020 Jefferson County offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19. As a result, at this time the Treasurer’s Office cannot accept cash payments for taxes. Taxpayers are strongly encouraged to utilize alternative methods to pay their taxes including the following:
- Mailing a check or money order by U.S. mail or overnight service to (please write your Property ID Number a.k.a. PIN on the check):
Jefferson County Treasurer
Attn: Jerry DiTullio
100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Ste 2520
Golden CO 80419-2520
- Calling the Treasurer’s automated payment system at 866-898-2919. (Note: Additional fees may apply, and waiver of interest policies cannot be applied with this type of payment.)
- Dropping off payments at the drive-thru Tax Payment drop-box or the drop-box located in the atrium of the Jeffco Courts and Administration Building – please do not drop off cash at these locations.
- Making payments by wire transfer or ACH – please contact our office to obtain Electronic Transfer Instructions by calling (303) 271-8330, or email us [email protected]
- Online payments are accepted through our Treasurer Property Records Search Application. (Note: Additional fees may apply, and waiver of interest policies cannot be applied with this type of payment.)
More information on how to pay your taxes using these methods is available on our payment options page.
The Treasurer’s Office will be closed to the public until at least June 1, 2020. Please call our main number 303-271-8330 or email us [email protected] for questions or if you would like to make an appointment to pay in cash.
Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 outbreak, I encourage all taxpayers to use these alternative payment options even after County offices reopen to the public. This will help to ensure the safety of the general public as well as the Treasurer staff, and will assist in our efforts to timely and efficiently process your payments.
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
Due Dates: Property taxes become due on January 1 for the previous year. Payments are due either in two equal installments or in one full installment.
- FIRST HALF: MARCH 2, 2020
- SECOND HALF: JUNE 15, 2020
- FULL PAYMENT: APRIL 30, 2020
Mailing Address Changes: It is important to keep your mailing address current. It is the property owner’s responsibility to update mailing addresses in writing to ensure delivery of the annual property tax and value notifications.
Unpaid Property Taxes: Every October 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.
Paying off Tax Liens: Please contact our office to request a payoff amount for a Tax Lien: 303-271-8330 or email us [email protected] 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 5:00 pm 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.