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The Treasurer’s Office bills, collects and distributes property taxes for the towns, schools and special districts located within Routt County. Such as:
Police and Fire Protection
County and City Roads
Water and Sewer Lines
Recreation and Parks
The amount of taxes payable annually on a property is determined by the assessment process and the total mill levies for the taxing authorities that provide public services. The County Assessor establishes the value of all property 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 revenue for each $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Property Tax Notice:
Property tax notices are mailed before the end of January to the owner of record which is the name and mailing address listed on the Tax Roll at the time of the assessor’s certification. 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. C.R.S. 39-10-103, as amended.
If you do not receive a tax notice by January 31st, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 970.870.5555 or visit the website at https://treasurer.co.routt.co.us/treasurer/web/ to print a duplicate statement.
If you pay taxes as part of your monthly house payment, you will need to make a copy of your tax bill and send it to your mortgage company. We cannot provide duplicate copies for mortgage companies as Colorado Revised Statutes mandate that the Treasurer mail the tax statement to the owner of record, as their name and address are listed on the Tax Roll certified by the Assessor.
If your mortgage company pays your property taxes, please do not make payment. Colorado law requires the Routt County Treasurer to mail a notice of property taxes to each owner of record, even though a mortgage company may be responsible for making the payment.
To sign up for electronic notifications, please complete an address change form. -click here
Address and Name Change:
A change of name can only be done by a deed. The assessor’s office will make the name change after the deed is recorded with the Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. A name change could be due to a transfer of ownership of the property, death, or marriage.
Please read the form completely before submitting your address change to the Treasurer’s Office.
Only HALF or FULL payments will be accepted. Partial payments are not acceptable
Online Payment- Please click her form more information. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Check - Please make check payable to Routt County Treasurer for the exact amount due. Checks must be U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. Bank.
- Be sure to include your tax coupon and write your account number on your check.
- Be sure to include the interest if you are paying after the deadline.
|Mail Payments To:|
|Routt County Treasurer|
522 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 22
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Property Taxes become due on January 1 for the previous year. Payments may be paid in two equal installments or in one full installment; partial payments are not accepted.
- FIRST HALF: February 29, 2020
- SECOND HALF: June 15, 2020
- FULL PAYMENT: April 30, 2020
If the total property tax amount is $25.00 or less, the half-payment option is not allowed, therefore a single payment must be postmarked by the full payment due date referenced above.
Certified funds in the form of cashier’s checks or money orders are REQUIRED for all payments beginning September 1.
If your payment is postmarked after the due dates referenced above, your payment may be rejected and delinquent interest will be added to the tax amount.
Payments received after either option’s deadline will accrue interest beginning the day following the deadlines. For example, if half of the payment due is not received by February 29, and full payment is not posted thereafter by April 30, interest will be charged on the first half which then becomes past due as of March 1. This only applies if the taxpayer pays half of the tax bill anytime before June 15. If the full payment is made after April 28, interest will begin to accrue as of May 1st and then on the first day of each subsequent month.
If your tax payment made by credit card, check or e-check is returned unpaid for any reason by your financial institution, your tax obligation will change from paid status to unpaid (outstanding), and will be subject to applicable late payment penalties and costs, if the payment is delinquent.
A $20.00 non-sufficient funds/returned payment fee is passed on to all returned payments.
Delinquent Interest Chart
Interest must be included with payment. It may be easiest to contact us at 970-870-5555 for the correct amount, or calculate as follows:
Understanding Property Taxes-Click here for addition information regarding property taxes.
**The Treasurer does NOT determine the amount of tax to be collected. For more information on the value of your property or the amount of the taxes collected, please contact the Routt County Assessor’s Office.