Garfield County property tax collections up in 2018

January 29, 2018

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Approximately 30,000 notices are in the mail to Garfield County property owners January 29. The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners certified $127 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle. This is up from $120 million certified for collection in 2017.

Property taxes can be paid in halves, or all at one time. The deadlines for half payments are Feb. 28, 2018, and June 15, 2018. The deadline for a full payment is April 30, 2018.

In 2017, nearly 45 percent of property tax distribution went to K-12 schools, 25 percent to Garfield County, 10 percent to special districts, nine percent to fire districts, almost seven percent to Colorado Mountain College, nearly three percent to towns, and one percent to water and sanitation.

Property owners can make payments online at through a secure payment portal with the Garfield County Treasurer’s Office. Click on the button, and search for a property by owner name, location, or account number, and click on the payment amount to open the online payment portal.

In addition, credit card payments are accepted over the phone to (970) 945-6382. Property owners may also pay in person at the treasurer’s office: 109 8th Street, Suite 204, Glenwood Springs (Garfield County Courthouse), or via the payment drop box located inside the entrance to the courthouse, which does not require going through courthouse security. To pay by mail, please send to: P.O. Box 1069, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Payments cannot be made at any county building in Rifle.

When property tax payments are made by mortgage companies, homeowners should contact their lenders prior to the due dates to verify the payments have 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.

Senior citizens with questions regarding the Senior Exemption or Homestead Exemption programs, should contact the Garfield County Assessor’s office.

For questions about property tax payments, or the tax payment process, please call the treasurer’s office at 970-945-6382; or for valuation and assessment questions, call the assessor’s office at 970-945-9134.