Treasurer & Public Trustee

Beginning September 1, 2022, certified funds will be required for all tax payments for the remainder of the year. Certified funds are cash, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit cards in the office (fee applies). The online payment system at www.weldtax.com and telephone payment option will be unavailable until January 2023.

 

 

About the Treasurer's Office

Purpose

The treasurer is charged with collecting all county property taxes, making distribution of those taxes to the various underlying taxing authorities, and investing the difference on behalf of the county.

Property Tax Collections

Property taxes are collected one year in arrears. In 2022 the treasurer's office will collect the 2021 taxes on approximately 200,000 tax bills. By June 30th each year the treasurer's office is generally 95% collected on tax dollars and 90% of tax bills are paid. The remaining six months of the year are spent collecting the 5% of tax dollars and 10% of tax bills that have not been paid. Each year the treasurer collects about 99.9% of all taxes before the end of the year.

Distributions

In 2022 the treasurer's office will distribute property taxes to about 540 underlying taxing authorities. The school districts are by far the largest single portion of the property tax dollars at 40% followed by Weld County at about 19%, all other authorities share the remaining amount. The treasurer prepares monthly statements reflecting amounts collected and disbursed to all underlying authorities.

Investments

The county holds a portfolio of investments including Federal Government Agency bonds with a duration of five years or less, some local bank certificates of deposit, and money market funds all in accordance with the state statutes on public fund investments.

Other Duties

In addition to the collection of taxes, the treasurer’s office also performs tax deferment applications, manufactured home tax authentications, prepares Certificates of Taxes Due, and responds to other inquiries related to taxation.

Reports of the fiscal activities of the treasurer's office are submitted to the Weld County Commissioners and published semi-annually.

The treasurer enforces collection of delinquent taxes by conducting an annual delinquent real estate property tax sale. Personal property is subject to distraint, seizure, and sale of the property.

The treasurer, an appointed position as of January 1, 2003, is also a member (currently Chairman) of the Weld County Retirement Board.  

 


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