Effective March 16, 2020, Jefferson County offices are closed to the public. Many offices will be providing services online. Please contact individual offices to learn more and visit the COVID Closure page for countywide closure information.
Property tax payments are still being accepted and processed by the Treasurer staff. Payments can be made via:
Outside Drop Boxes
USPS and Overnight Carriers
Payments can also be made over the phone by calling 866-898-2919, which is a toll free, automated and secure number. This message will be updated accordingly.
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
COVID-19: The Governor has authorized the Treasurer’s office to waive delinquent interest which would only apply to the first half amounts that were due March 2nd. Interest will be waived on 1st Half payments until April 30th. The 2nd Half is then due June 15th. Please mail these payments directly to our Golden address.
The Governor can only do Executive Orders in 30 day chunks per C.R.S. 24-33.5-704 (4). Visit the Treasurer’s Notes section of our website to view the Governors Executive Order D 2020 12 Dated 3-20-2020.
Any changes that we receive as they pertain to property tax due dates and/or the waiving of interest past the due dates will be updated on our website.
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 (As of 3/20/2020, interest will be waived for these payments until 4/30/2020)
- 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.