Treasurer

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News and Updates:

The online Tax Lien Sale will be November 7 and 8

The tax lien sale is the final step in the treasurer's efforts to collect taxes on real property. A tax lien is placed on every county property owing taxes on January 1 each year and remains until the property taxes are paid. If the property owner does not pay the property taxes by 5:00 p.m. on November 3, the treasurer sells the tax lien (not the property) at this years sale, taking place Monday, and Tuesday, November 7 and 8. The tax lien is auctioned to the highest bidder, who then becomes the tax lien certificate holder. 

The tax lien sale allows taxing authorities to receive their budgeted revenue without having to wait for delinquent taxes to be collected. It also provides an investment opportunity for the general public, members of which can purchase tax lien certificates that can potentially earn an attractive interest rate.

The property owner has three years to redeem the tax lien before the investor is eligible to apply for a treasurer’s deed on the property. In addition to the amount of the delinquent taxes, the property owner pays an interest charge, which is credited to the tax lien investor.

To obtain a payoff amount for an existing tax lien call or email our office.

Visit our Property Tax Records Site for past and present property tax records as well as an estimate of your 2022 payable 2023 taxes.

The Treasurer’s Payment Options Page  provides all the available ways to pay property taxes.

Change in Ownership - The property tax records are updated by the Assessor's office and they are currently working on documents that were recorded in April of 2022. Taxes follow the property so once our records are updated we will notify the new owner.  If you are the new owner and the records have not been transferred into your name, you can still pay the taxes. 

Name Corrections or Mailing Address Changes - Please visit the Assessors page or call 303-271-8600

Increase in Taxes Due:

Property taxes are determined by the property value.  In 2021 the Assessor's office sent new notices of valuation.  Most property owners should expect an increase in their taxes from last year.  For information about your property value visit the Assessor Property Records Search site or call 303-271-8600.

TABOR Refund Checks

For more information about this refund, please visit What is TABOR  page on the county's website.  

Paying off Tax Liens

If you have an outstanding tax lien, please call or email our office to find out how much you owe.  All payments must be either a Cashier's Check, Money Order or Cash, no online payments or personal checks are currently being accepted.  Payoffs for tax liens must be received in our office by 5PM the last business day of the month and payable to the Jefferson County Treasurer; postmarks are not accepted.  Since the county is closed on Friday's if the last business day of a month falls on a Friday, the due date will be the Thursday before. 

The Treasurer is also the Public Trustee

Pursuant to HB 19-1295, commencing July 1, 2020, the county treasurer for each Class 2 county (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld) will serve as the public trustee for the county.  

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.

  1. Property Taxes
  2. Financial Reports
  3. NOTES

Additional Information

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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. 

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Unpaid Property Taxes:  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.

Paying off Tax Liens:  Please contact our office to request a payoff amount for a Tax Lien: 303-271-8330 or email the Treasurer's Office 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. 

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