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Weld County Treasurer & Public Trustee

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Reduced delinquent interest rate

House Bill 20-1421 was passed on June 12, 2020 and signed into law on June 14, 2020 by Governor Jared Polis. This bill allows a temporary reduction, waiver, or suspension of delinquent interest payments for property tax payments.

The Weld County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt this bill on June 15, 2020. With this approval, the Weld County Treasurer requested to have a reduction in delinquent property tax interest from 12% annually to 1% annually, between June 15, 2020 and October 1, 2020.

Taxes must be paid by September 30, 2020 to take advantage of this reduced interest rate. Beginning October 1, 2020, delinquent interest will accrue at 1% per month retroactively back to the date of delinquency per C.R.S. 39-10-104.5(3)(a) and (3)(b) and taxes will be subject to advertising and distraint fees.

This reduction applies only to the 2019 taxes payable in 2020. Redemption interest on property tax liens and delinquent interest from prior year taxes are excluded from this reduction.

To read more information regarding this bill please visit Colorado General Assembly

Effective July 1, 2020 the Public Trustee is now a part of the Weld County Treasurer's Office.

Pursuant to C.R.S 38-37-102, the term of the Public Trustees in the 10 larger counties, including Weld, will end of June 30, 2020. On July 1, 2020, the Public Trustee Office will become a part of the Weld County Treasurer's Office. The Weld County Treasurer will serve as the Treasurer/Public Trustee.

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 2020 the treasurer's office will collect the 2019 taxes for a total value of $1.14 billion on 185,000 tax bills. By June 30th each year the treasurer's office generally collected about 95% of all tax dollars and 90% of tax bills are paid. The remaining six months of the year are spent collecting the 5% of tax dollars that have not been paid. 99.9% of all taxes are collected before the end of the year.

Distributions

In 2019 the treasurer's office distributed 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 20%, 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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CONTACT INFORMATION

Weld County Treasurer &
Public Trustee

1400 N. 17th Avenue
P.O. Box 458
Greeley, CO 80632

Phone: (970) 400-3290
Fax: (970) 304-6435
Email: treasurer@weldgov.com 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


South County Residents

Phone: (720) 652-4200 x 3290


Weld County Treasurer
John R. Lefebvre, Jr.

Email: jlefebvre@weldgov.com


Property Tax Investors & Treasurer's Deeds
Linda Markley

Email: lmarkley@weldgov.com


Accounting & Stale Dated Checks
Shawna Gomoll

Email: sgomoll@weldgov.com


Tax Authorities & Distribution
Sunnie Stewart

Email: sstewart@weldgov.com