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Routt County, Colorado
P.O. Box 773598
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Ph: (970) 879-0108
Fx: (970) 879-3992

Tax Lien Sale Information

Tax Lien Sale Rules

Annual Tax Lien Sale
Please note that this is a tax lien sale, we do not sell the actual property itself. You purchase only a tax lien against the property.

The 2013 Tax Lien Sale will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room at:
Routt County Courthouse
522 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Registration will begin at 7:30 am, the morning of the sale, in a room adjacent to the Commissioners' Hearing Room. In order to bid at the sale, a bidding number must be obtained and registration forms filled out with the Treasurer’s Office. Full payment of the amount owed must be made in certified funds or cashier’s check at the end of the sale. No personal or business checks will be accepted.

The tax sale this year will be at a return interest rate of 10%. Should the owner redeem immediately following the sale, we will guarantee one month’s interest only.

Be advised that the sale is on a buyer beware basis and prior investigation of properties is strongly recommended.

The sale is held in an auction format where the first bid is the amount of the taxes and penalties owed. Premium bidding will occur on most properties in order to secure the tax lien. The property will go to the highest bidder. Premiums paid are in addition to the tax lien and are paid to the county for the privilege of securing the tax lien. Interest will not be paid on the premium amount nor is the premium amount returned to you upon redemption by the property owner.

The owner has three years from the date of sale of the tax lien to redeem the property. At that time, the owner of the tax lien may apply for a Treasurer’s Deed. We require a minimum deposit of $600. upon application for Treasurer’s Deed, but actual costs may run as high as $850. Mobile homes are handled differently, the wait being one year before application for title can be made, and the cost is usually less than $300 to secure title.

Listings of Properties
As a result of rising costs, we no longer supply a copy of the properties to be placed for sale of a tax lien. We have the tax lien sale advertised, along with complete lists of delinquent parcels, mobile homes, minerals and personal property at this web site. The list can also be obtained by securing a copy of the Steamboat Pilot for October 12, 2014. The list will actually be published for three weeks. The list is the same in all three instances.The mobile homes that will be sold will be published November 9, 2014. No properties are removed from one printing to another. The Steamboat Pilot telephone number is (970) 879-1502 and their mailing address is:
Attention: Front Desk
P.O. Box 774827
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477

A list of properties will also be posted outside of the Treasurer’s Office and that list will be kept current with the taxes that have been paid and are no longer available.  We hope to see you at our sale.

Contact Us
Brita Horn
Treasurer / Public Trustee

Treasurer's Office
522 Lincoln Avenue
PO Box 770907
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Ph: (970) 870-5555
Fx: (970) 870-5426

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday