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Treasurer Frequently Asked Questions

Q and A

Q: When should I receive my tax notice?

A: Property Tax Notices are mailed by the end of January to the owner of record, as their name and mailing address is listed on the Tax Roll as of January 1st. The Tax Roll is prepared and maintained by the County Assessor. Failure to receive a property tax notice does not exempt the taxpayer from timely payment of taxes due (State Statute C.R.S 39-10-103).

If you have not received a tax notice by January 31st, please contact our office at 970-400-3290 and we will mail you a duplicate notice.

Q: When are my property taxes due and payable?

A: Property taxes become due on January 1st for the previous year. Payments may be made in full or two installments.

Full Payment Deadline

April 30

First Half Deadline

End of February

Second Half Deadline

June 15

 

DELINQUENT INTEREST CHART

DEADLINE

End of February

June 15

April 30

MONTH PAID

1ST HALF

2ND HALF

FULL TAX OPTION

March

1%

-

-

April

2%

-

-

May

3%

-

1%

June 15

4%

-

2%

June 16 - 30

4%

1%

2%

July

5%

2%

3%

August

6%

3%

4%

September

7%

4%

5%

October

8%

5%

6%

Q: Will Weld County send out notices for the second half of taxes?

A: In order to conserve tax dollars, the Weld County Treasurer’s Office will not be sending second half notices. Please be sure to mark the June 15th deadline for the second half on your calendar.

Q: Where do I make payment?

A: Payments can be mailed to the Weld County Treasurer’s Office, P.O. Box 458, Greeley, CO 80632. To ensure accurate posting of your payment, please include the appropriate payment coupon for each property.

You can also pay in our office located at 1400 N. 17th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631. Our office hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards (fee applies).

Payments are also accepted on our website, www.weldtax.com. You do not need a username or password to use this website. Please use the Taxpayer Lookup Login on the left hand side of the screen. Payments made with an e-check are free, but payments made with a debit or credit card will have an additional 2.45% fee added onto the tax amount.

Q: Can I make a payment via telephone?

Tax payments can now be made over the telephone. This payment method was added because of the interest expressed by Weld County property owners.

To use this service, dial the following toll-free number: 877-690-3729. You will be prompted to enter a jurisdiction code which is: 9353.

Payment methods accepted over the telephone are E-Checks (no service fee) and credit cards. Accepted cards include: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If you chose to pay your taxes with a card there is a service fee of 2.35% charged by the vendor.

The types of accounts payable via the telephone are:
• R= Real Estate
• M=Manufactured Home
• W= Water
• P= Personal Property

Only the current year taxes are available to be paid over the phone. If there are taxes owed from a prior year you are unable to pay these taxes over the telephone.
If you have any questions please call our office at 970-400-3290 and we will be happy to assist you.

Q: I just purchased this property, so why am I being billed for last year’s taxes?

A: The settlement of tax liability rests with the buyer and seller or how it was handled at the time of closing by the title company. If they were not, remember that taxes levied on Real Property are a perpetual lien on the property without respect to ownership and have priority over all liens until they are paid in full. If you have questions contact your realtor or the closing title company.

Q: When I purchase a property, how do I know the tax status?

A: The Treasurer’s Office issues a Certificate of Taxes Due for a $10.00 fee. This provides both the buyer and seller all current taxing information. The Certificate of Taxes Due is generally obtained by the closing agent when a sale takes place. You can also call the Treasurer’s Office at 970-400-3290 for more information.

Q: After buying a new property, will I receive the next property tax notice?

A: If you bought the property in the last half of the year, the former owner may receive the property tax notice. The County Assessor requires time to process your recorded deed. Please contact the Treasurer’s Office if you have not received a property tax notice by the end of January.

Q: Why am I being mailed my property tax notice when I have an escrow account with my mortgage company?

A: Colorado Revised Statutes mandate that the Treasurer's Office mail the property tax notice to the owner of record, as their name and address are listed on the Tax Roll certified by the County Assessor. Therefore, your mortgage company does not receive a copy of the property tax notice. Most mortgage companies perform their own research on the property taxes they are responsible for by your contractual agreement. If you feel your mortgage company needs a copy of your property tax notice, you can send them a photocopy.

If you and your mortgage company submit a payment, the Treasurer's Office will process the payments in the order of which they were received until the account is paid in full. After the account is paid in full, any additional payment will be held as a pre-payment for the next year or refunded back to the paying party.

Q: How do I update my mailing address?

A: To update your mailing address, you can fill out the Change of Mailing Address Form

A change of mailing address must be made in writing and does require an owner’s signature. We are unable to change any mailing addresses over the telephone. These requests should be mailed to: Weld County Assessor, 1400 N. 17th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631.

Q: How can I change the ownership name on a property?

A: Ownership changes can only be done with a deed. The Assessor’s Office will make the ownership change after the deed is recorded at theWeld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

A name change could be due to a transfer of ownership of the property, death, or marriage.

Q: Why is there an annual tax sale?

A: An annual Tax Lien Sale is held to collect the unpaid taxes. These taxes are purchased by investors and become a lien against the property. The property owner may redeem the property from the tax lien certificate holder at any time subsequent to the tax lien sale and up to the issuance of a tax deed. For more information, please visit Tax Lien Information

Q: How are the taxes determined on my property?

A: Property taxes are the result of the assessment process and the total mill levies for the taxing authorities that provide public services to that property. The County Assessor establishes the value of all properties for tax purposes. The taxing authorities use the assessed value to determine their mill levies. A mill is 1/10th of a penny or $1 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. Information concerning the tax levy can be obtained by contacting the governing boards of the various taxing entities Authority Contact Information.

Q: How can I change the ownership name on a property?

A: Ownership changes can only be done with a deed. The Assessor’s Office will make the ownership change after the deed is recorded at the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. A name change could be due to a transfer of ownership of the property, death, or marriage.

Q: Why is there an annual tax sale?

A: An annual Tax Lien Sale is held to collect the unpaid taxes. These taxes are purchased by investors and become a lien against the property. The property owner may redeem the property from the tax lien certificate holder at any time subsequent to the tax lien sale and up to the issuance of a tax deed. For more information, please visit Tax Lien Information

Q: How are the taxes determined on my property?

A: Property taxes are the result of the assessment process and the total mill levies for the taxing authorities that provide public services to that property. The County Assessor establishes the value of all properties for tax purposes. The taxing authorities use the assessed value to determine their mill levies. A mill is 1/10th of a penny or $1 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. Information concerning the tax levy can be obtained by contacting the governing boards of the various taxing entities. (Authority Contact Information)

Q: How do I calculate my taxes?

A: Residential lots with an improvement or mobile homes: To calculate your taxes, take the actual value of your property and multiply by 7.96% to get the assessed value. Take the assessed value and multiply it by the mill levy for your tax area, then divide by 1,000 to get the tax amount.

Commercial or unimproved lots: To calculate your taxes, take the actual value of your property and multiply by 29% to get the assessed value. Take the assessed value and multiply it by the mill levy for your tax area, then divide by 1,000 to get the tax amount.

Q: Are there any programs to help Senior Citizens with their tax burden?

A: Yes, there is a Tax Deferral (delay) Program available to senior citizens, where the State of Colorado pays the taxes on your residence and holds a lien on your property until it is sold, or changes are made to your qualifications. The annual percentage rate set by state statute is 7%. An individual must be 65 or older as of January 1st of the year claimed. Applications must be mailed by April 1st. For more information, please visit Senior Tax Deferral or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 970-400-3290.

The Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption is another program available for seniors. If you meet the qualifying criteria, 50% of the first $200,000 of the actual value of residential property shall be exempt from taxation. The property owner must be at least 65 years of age and have owned and occupied the property as his or her primary residence for the 10 (ten) years immediately preceding the assessment date. The owner-occupier is the spouse or surviving spouse of an owner-occupier who previously qualified for a property tax exemption for the same residential real property. For more information please visit Weld County Assessor.

Q: Does the Treasurer collect any payment other than property tax?

A: Yes, the Treasurer also collects personal property and manufactured home taxes. In addition, the Treasurer collects City & County improvement liens when certified to the Treasurer’s Office in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes. These liens are called Special Assessment liens. Some special assessments are for road and/or water or sewer improvements. These assessments are often billed in installments of 10 to 20 years. In addition, there are special assessments for delinquent utility billings, such as overdue water and sanitation bills, and overdue weed control bills. These particular assessments are billed as single installment special assessments.

Q: How important are these Special Assessment Liens if one is assessed against my property?

A: These Special Assessment liens become a perpetual lien against each lot and tract of land and have priority over all other liens except the general property tax lien. Do not ignore the importance of these special assessment liens. If a Special Assessment Lien remains unpaid, they will be sold at the Annual Tax Lien Sale conducted by the Treasurer in the same manner as delinquent property taxes. When an annual installment becomes delinquent, the entire remaining balance of the Special Assessment becomes delinquent. Payment of the assessment can no longer be paid in installments. The entire remaining amount must be paid in full.

Q: What does the alpha character in my account number stand for?

A: These letters designate the type of account your property is classified as.

The following are a list of accounts that are actively collected by Weld County for Property Taxes:

R = Real Property (Land and Improvements)
M = Manufactured Homes
P = Personal Property
N = Natural Resources (Mineral Rights)
O = Oil & Gas (Production)
E = Oil & Gas (Equipment)
U = Utilities/Corporate Accounts
C = Coal

CONTACT INFORMATION

Weld County Treasurer's Office

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

Phone: (970) 400-3290
Fax: (970) 304-6435

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


South County Residents

Phone: (720) 652-4200 x 3290


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