County sends property tax notices
Property owners in Garfield County should be receiving their 2015 tax notices in the coming days.
County Treasurer Karla Bagley this week sent out 30,000 property tax notices. The deadlines for half payments are Feb. 28 and June 15. One-time payments are due April 30, according to a news release from the county.
The Garfield Board of County Commissioners has certified $144.3 million in taxes to be collected through this year’s tax cycle. That amount is up nearly 9 percent, mostly due to oil and gas operations in the county, according to the release.
The 2015 tax notices reflect the county assessed values for 2014, which was an “intervening” year, according to Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico. Intervening designates that property values are essentially unchanged from the previous year for residential, commercial and vacant land.
All property in the county will be revalued again this year, and new valuation notices will be sent out in June.
Bagley noted that many property tax payments are made by mortgage companies, but it is the responsibility of property owners to contact mortgage companies before property tax due dates to verify the payment has been made.
Property taxes are due each year whether taxpayers personally receive a tax notice or not, she said. If a tax notice does not arrive in the next two weeks, property owners should contact the treasurer’s office.
Tax payments can also be made online through a secure online payment portal located at http://www.garfield-county.com/treasurer and searching a property by owner name, location or account number.
Property owners may pay in person at Garfield County Treasurer’s offices in Glenwood Springs and Rifle, located at:
Glenwood Springs — 109 Eighth St., Suite 204 (Garfield County Courthouse)
Rifle — 144 E. Third St. (beginning March 9, Rifle office hours will be Mondays and Thursdays only, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
To pay tax bills by mail, send to P.O. Box 1069, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
For more information about tax notices or payment deadline, call the treasurer’s office at (970) 945-6382, and for valuation and assessment questions, call the assessor’s office at 970-945-9134.
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