Property tax notices arriving in the mail
Property owners in Garfield County are receiving tax notices in the mail. On Jan. 22, about 30,000 notices were mailed.
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners certified $162 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle. This is up from $144 million certified to collect in 2015.
Information about property tax payments:
• Property taxes are payable in halves or as a whole payment. The deadlines for half payments are Feb. 29, 2016, and June 15, 2016. For one-time payments, the deadline is April 30, 2016.
• Many property tax payments are made by mortgage companies. Check with 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. If a tax notice does not arrive in the next two weeks, please contact the treasurer’s office.
Property owners may wish to make payments online through a secure online payment portal integrated with the treasurer database of properties within the county. Visit http://www.garfield-county.com/treasurer in order to make an online payment. Search for a property by owner name, location or account number and click on the payment amount to open online payment portal.
In addition, property owners may pay in person at the treasurer’s office: 109 Eighth St., Suite 204, Glenwood Springs (Garfield County Courthouse) or via the payment drop box located in the lobby of the courthouse of the same building. Residents can use the drop box, which does not require going through courthouse security. To pay by mail, send to: P.O. Box 1069, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
Note: Property tax payments can no longer be made in the Rifle Annex office.
Two additional items will be included in the envelope with the 2016 tax notices. First, residents will see information from Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico regarding the valuation process, including information on both the senior and disabled veterans’ property tax exemptions. The second piece of additional information will be a notice from Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico highlighting important dates in the 2016 election cycle.
For information about property tax payments, or the tax payment process, call the treasurer’s office at 970-945-6382; or for valuation and assessment information, call the assessor’s office at 970-945-9134.
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