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Property tax notices mailed to Garfield County homeowners

Roughly 30,000 notices were mailed to property owners on January 24

January 25, 2023

Garfield County property tax notices are in the mail, and residents can expect them in the coming days. Approximately 30,000 notices were mailed out to property owners on Jan. 24.

The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has certified $187.1 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle, up from $151.9 million in 2022. Property owners may pay taxes in halves or all at once; the deadlines for half payments are Feb. 28, 2023, and June 15, 2023. The deadline for a full payment is April 30, 2023.

In 2023, 39.8 percent of property tax distribution is going toward kindergarten through grade 12 schools; just under 5.8 percent goes to local college districts; just over 33 percent to special districts, fire districts, towns, and water and sanitation districts; and 21.4 percent to Garfield County.

Property owners can make payments online at through a secure payment portal with the Garfield County Treasurer’s Office. Click on property tax payments to search for a property by owner name, location, or account number. Select a payment amount to open the online payment portal. Online payments are subject to a $4.03 flat fee on electronic checks, or a 3.28% fee on credit cards ($5.18 minimum).

Telephone assistance to make online payments is available at (970) 945-6382; the same online service fees apply. Property owners may also pay by drop box downstairs at the courthouse at 109 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. If these options do not work, please call to arrange for other alternatives.

To pay by mail, please send to Garfield County Treasurer’s Office P.O. Box 1069, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Please include your account number to guarantee efficient processing. Payments cannot be made at any county building other than the courthouse in Glenwood Springs.

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.

For questions about property valuation and assessments, as well as the Senior and Veteran Tax Exemption program, contact the Garfield County Assessor’s Office at (970) 945-9134. For questions about property tax payments or the tax payment process, please call the treasurer’s office at (970) 945-6382.