Visit our Property Tax Records Site, for past and present property tax records.
All payments must be Cashier's Check, Money Order or Cash, no online payments or personal checks are currently being accepted. To avoid having your taxes sold in this year's tax sale, payments must be in our office by 5PM, Thursday, November 4, 2021. Payments received after November 4, 2021 will need to include additional fees and interest.
News and Updates:
Treasurer's Property Tax Lien Sale
The tax lien sale is the final step in the Treasurer's efforts to collect taxes on real property. The tax lien sale allows taxing authorities to receive their budgeted revenue without having to wait for delinquent taxes to be collected. Delinquent taxes are sold, the property is not. Property owners have three years to redeem the tax lien before the investor is eligible to apply for a treasurer’s deed on the property. This year’s internet sale will be held Nov. 8-9. More information can be found on the Treasurer's Tax Lien Sale page.
- Special assessments for delinquent fees, rates, tolls, penalties and sewer and water charges must be recorded with the County Clerk then certified to the Jefferson County Treasurer no later than the end of business on November 1 (or next business day if the first falls on a weekend).
- Once the assessment has been submitted to the Treasurer, no collection should be accepted by the entity placing the lien and no changes or deletions to the files will be permitted after submission to the Treasurer.
- TITLE COMPANIES: No payments will be accepted by the Treasurer's office until after January 1, 2022. We do not accept prepayments for SPA's. These assessments will need to be held in escrow at closing and paid to the Jefferson County Treasurer in 2022. Be sure to include the required treasurer collection fees.
- Special assessments will be included on the tax roll for the ensuing year and collected in the same manner and at the payment dates as the property taxes.
- More detailed information, fees and where to submit your assessment file can be found Special Assessment Collection Procedures (PDF)
Property Tax Statements are mailed to property owners by the end of January each year. Taxes are due and payable a year in arrears. Please call, email or Visit our Property Tax Records Site to find out how much you owe. The Treasurer’s Payment Options Page provides all the available ways to pay property taxes.
For information about your property value visit the Assessor Property Records Search site or call 303-271-8600.
In June of 2020, Jefferson County Offices transitioned to a four-day work week. We are open Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Fridays.
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.
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.
Due Dates for 2021 payable 2022 taxes:
- First Installment: Monday, February 28, 2022 and Second Installment: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
- OR Full Payment: Monday, May 2, 2022 (April 30 falls on Saturday)
Search and Online Payments: Click the button below to search our property tax records and online payment site
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 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.
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.