Garfield County has a new system that integrates online property tax payments with the county's property database.
The new payment portal allows taxpayers to complete property tax payments by credit cards or E-checks, with automatic posting to property tax records and immediate verification of payments.
"We are very excited to offer this service to Garfield County property owners," Garfield County Treasurer Georgia Chamberlain said in a press release.
"It makes the process easier for taxpayers, and the payments are applied within our property tax database, so it ensures that the payments are made to their accounts directly," she said.
The Treasurer's Office had an online payment portal previously, but the new system is integrated with the county's online database of properties, Chamberlain explained.
Property owners may make the first half payment of their taxes online by Feb. 28 if they choose. Deadlines for incremental 2013 tax payments are Feb. 28 and June 17, or April 30 for full payments.
To utilize the online payment portal, visit www.garfield-county.com/ treasurer, click on the "property taxes" button, search for the property, and click in the upper left corner of the Tax Account screen on the payment you are processing.
Full instructions on making online payments are available at www.garfield-county.com/treasurer/online-payments.aspx.
Online payments have a $3 additional fee for E-check payments, and a 2.5 percent convenience fee charge for credit card payments, with a minimum charge of $3.95.
Property tax payments may still be made to the treasurer's office by cash, check or money order, as well as other bank options.