SPECIAL NOTICE: The Treasurer's Office is currently assisting taxpayers on an appointment only basis. Please call our office at 719-376-5919 to schedule an appointment to meet with us. With the COVID 19 restrictions you will need to wear a mask to our office. You can still make a tax payment by dropping your envelope with a check/Money Order (No Cash!) in the drop-box in front of the Courthouse, OR by mailing it to PO Box 97, Conejos, CO 81129, OR you can call our office to pay over the phone.
PLEASE NOTE OUR LIVE TAX LIEN SALE AUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED ON NOVEMBER 18, 2020 HERE AT THE COURTHOUSE. HOWEVER AN ON-LINE TAX LIEN SALE WILL BE HELD BY SRI, INC. ON THAT SAME DATE. The auction will be held via SRI's Zeus Auction Program (www.zeusauction.com). Those interested in participating in the auction will be required to register for both the auction website and the Conejos County auction. Users will also have access to CO specific practice to become familiar with the features of the auction program. Tax liens available for bid will be listed on www.seusauction.com beginning November 9, 2020. NEW REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL BUYERS. Registration Dates: November 9, 2020 to November 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
THE ONLINE SALE BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 18 AT 8:00 A.M. AND CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 19, 2020 AT NOON.
If you have any questions, please call! Thank you.
The Treasurer's Office welcomes you to our web site. The County Treasurer is a constitutional officer elected for a four-year term. The Treasurer is responsible for collecting, investing and disbursing County funds. The Treasurer's Office mails property tax notices to the owner of record, collects property taxes, and disburses taxes to the taxing authorities (school districts, towns, the county, special districts, etc.)
As soon as practical after January 1st each year, the County Treasurer is to mail tax notices. Due dates for tax payment: Full payment is due April 30th (U.S. Postal Service Postmark is accepted) OR half payments are due the last of February and June 15th with no penalty. Any tax amount less than $25 is due in one payment. C.R.S. 39-10-104.5 as amended.
Delinquent taxes are advertised in October and the Annual ONLINE Tax Lien Sale will be held November 18, 2020 (see above) for real property Ad Valorem taxes. Delinquent mobile home taxes & personal property taxes are advertised in September, in preparation for distraint and sale. The Treasurer's Office provides certificates of authenticity for transfer or ownership of mobile homes, purging titles, and moving permits for mobile homes.
Public Trustee's Information
The Treasurer also serves as Public Trustee. The Public Trustee is responsible for processing foreclosures and releasing deeds of trust. Foreclosures are held on Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Treasurer's Office. The following is needed to execute a release of deed of trust:
- Original Note marked "Paid in Full" or indemnification by entities described in 38-39-102. If the original note is lost, a Lost Instruments Bond needs to be obtained.
- Original Deed of Trust. If the original cannot be obtained, a copy of the deed of trust showing the recording information is sufficient.
- Completed Release of Deed of Trust Form. (MUST BE NOTARIZED).
- Fee of $28.00 is required. (If the release form is more than one page, add $5.00 more per page.)
FOR PUBLIC TRUSTEE RELEASE FORMS THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD YOURSELF AND FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE AND PUBLIC TRUSTEE PLEASE REFER TO THE WEBSITE: www.e-ccta.org
CONCERNING FORECLOSURES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC:
IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General, 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor, Denver, CO 80203 (800) 222-4444 Website: www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, PO Box 4503, Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 Website: www.consumerfinance.gov
NOTICE TO AN OWNER IN FORECLOSURE: If your property goes to foreclosure auction sale and is purchased for more than the total owed to the lender and to all other lien holders, please contact the public trustee's office after the sale because you may have funds due to you.
PO Box 97
6683 County Rd. 13
Conejos, CO 81129
Phone: (719) 376-5919
Fax: (719) 376-2442