Statement from the Elbert County Treasurer regarding Legislative changes:
Legislative changes enacted by the Colorado Legislature passing SB23B-001 to accommodate property tax relief will delay certification of the County tax roll. The new deadline for the later tax roll certification is January 24, 2024.
The reason for the delay in the deadline calendar by the legislature, is to allow taxing authorities sufficient time to certify their mill levies, allow county assessors more time to process the necessary changes and to meet the state’s reporting requirements.
Please be aware that these changes do not alter any payment deadlines. If paying in halves, the first-half payment due date for property taxes is February 29, 2024, due to Leap Year, second-half payment due date is June 15, 2024. If making a full payment, the deadline is April 30, 2024. The Colorado Legislature chose not to extend the payment deadline to ensure that special districts such as fire departments, school districts, health districts, hospitals, and other public entities receive the revenue to continue their services.
Once the tax roll process is complete, property owners will receive their statements by mail, which could take approximately two weeks. Property owners may also print a statement of taxes due from the Elbert County Treasurer’s website at http://services.elbertcountyco.gov/treasurer/treasurerweb/search.jsp. The certified 2023 tax amounts payable 2024 will be on this statement.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (303) 621-3120.
The Treasurer's Office is responsible for mailing property tax notices, collecting and distributing property tax collections to taxing entities such as:
- Fire departments
- Library districts
- Special districts
The Treasurer's Office is also responsible for receiving and receipting all money due the County from the various County departments, which includes keeping accurate and detailed records of all monies received or disbursed. As the custodian of County funds, the Treasurer invests with the objectives of legality, safety, liquidity and yield in mind. To enforce collection of all delinquent taxes accomplished through the annual tax sale, distraints and fieldwork.
Property Tax Increase:
We understand your concerns regarding the historic changes in property valuations across Colorado. It seems the rest of the country has learned what a great place Colorado is to live, and property valuations reflect that demand. However, before you fear that your property taxes will go up by the same percentage increase as your assessed value, there are some important things to remember:
- The amount your valuation increased doesn’t mean your property taxes will go up by the same amount.
- Your tax valuations are determined by where you live. Different school districts, library districts, improvement districts, special districts, cities, and the county all have different rules related to how their property tax charges are calculated.
- Regardless of what your new assessed value is, the county’s portion of your property tax can only grow by a limited amount.
Property valuations are calculated every two years in Colorado. The most recent valuation cycle was between July 2021 and June 2022 when Colorado’s real estate market was particularly strong. Assessors recognize that the housing market has changed since June 2022, and valuations may see a correction in future assessment years. However, if you disagree with your new assessed value, you have from May 1, 2023, through June 8, 2023 to appeal. Please click on this link to learn more. https://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/264/Assessor
Property Tax Information:
Property tax notices are mailed the latter part of January. If you own property in Elbert County and you do not receive a property tax notice the second week in February, please call our office as soon as possible (303) 621-3120. Failure to receive a notice does not invalidate property owner’s responsibility of paying taxes on time.
Important due dates:
1st Half Payment - February 28 current year
2nd Half Payment - June 15 current year
Full Payment – April 30 current year
Please check the back of your property tax notice for other important information.
If the due date falls on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday or any day our office is closed, your payment shall be deemed timely received if received and/or postmarked on the next regular business day. Postmarks are accepted for current year taxes only. Delinquent taxes must be paid with certified funds and in our office the last working day of the month for valid interest amounts.
Important to note: We would like to encourage all property owners to pay taxes online if possible. This will cut down on traffic in the Samuel Elbert Building, but mostly paying online ensures your payment is timely received and does not get lost in the mail. If needs be, you may also drop your payment in the drop box on the east side of the building. Current year property taxes paid on line at www.elbertcounty-co.gov. Click the radio button Pay Taxes Online.
The Elbert County Treasurer is required by law to send the tax notice to the owner of record. If your mortgage company pays your taxes, you will need to forward a copy of your bill to them to ensure accurate payment information. We do not automatically send them a copy.
Look what’s new: Tax Sale Investor Portal. Please contact the Treasurer’s office at (303) 621-3118 or (303) 621-3120 main number for user setup and begin using this service immediately. Once setup is complete, click HERE to enter the portal.
We are always here to assist you by phone or email. Additional services provided by the Treasurer's Office include:
- Drive through
- Drop box
- Online services
For assistance please contact us by phone or email.
We encourage you to continue to use these avenues of payment and/or communication to cut down on public traffic in our building; however, we are open to the public.