Property tax collections up $20 million over last tax cycle
Garfield County tax notices mailed out on Jan. 24; payments can be made online
January 29, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County property tax notices are arriving in the mail. Approximately 30,000 notices were mailed out to property owners on Jan. 24.
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has certified $147.9 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle, up from $127.9 million in 2018. Property owners may pay taxes in halves, or all at once; the deadlines for half payments are Feb. 28, 2019, and June 15, 2019. The deadline for a full payment is April 30, 2019.
In 2019, nearly 48 percent of property tax distribution goes toward K-12 schools; 29 percent to special districts, fire districts, towns, and water and sanitation districts; and 23 percent to Garfield County.
Property owners can make payments online at www.garfield-county.com/treasurer/tax-payments 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. Online payments are subject to a $3 flat fee on electronic checks, or a 2.5 percent fee on credit cards ($3.95 minimum).
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.