Tax notices have been sent to Garfield County property owners |

Tax notices have been sent to Garfield County property owners

Approximately 30,000 Garfield County property tax notices were sent out in late January, according to a county news release.

The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has certified $187.1 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle, up from $151.9 million in 2022, the release states. Property owners may pay taxes in halves or all at once; the deadlines for half payments are Feb. 28 and June 15. The deadline for a full payment is April 30.

Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico reported to the commissioners that, in 2023, 39.8% of property-tax distribution is going toward kindergarten through grade 12 schools; just under 5.8% goes to local college districts; just over 33% to special districts, fire districts, towns and water and sanitation districts; and 21.4% to Garfield County government operations.

Property owners can make payments online at through a secure payment portal with the Garfield County Treasurer’s Office. Click on property tax payments to search for a property by owner name, location or account number. Select a payment amount to open the online payment portal. Online payments are subject to a $4.03 flat fee on electronic checks, or a 3.28% fee on credit cards ($5.18 minimum).

For telephone assistance, call (970) 945-6382; the same online service fees apply. Property owners may also pay by drop box downstairs at the courthouse at 109 Eighth Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. If these options do not work, please call to arrange for other alternatives.

To pay by mail, send to Garfield County Treasurer’s Office P.O. Box 1069, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; include your account number.

The release also advises that when property-tax payments are made by mortgage companies, homeowners should contact their lenders prior to the due dates to verify the payments have been made.

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