Property Taxes

Property Taxes

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The Treasurer's Office bills, collects and distributes property taxes for the towns, schools and special districts located within Eagle County.

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.
Why Pay Property Taxes?
Taxes pay for local government services. Your tax money supports and provides for the following:

  • Schools
  • Police and Fire Protection
  • County and City Roads
  • Water and Sewer Lines
  • Public Libraries
  • Recreation and Parks
  • Public Health
  • Social Services
  • Court Systems
Learn more about property tax collection from the Colorado Division of Property Taxation.
The owner of record should receive a Property Tax Statement for the prior year’s tax by the end of January. The statement is mailed to the owner of record as their name and mailing address are listed on the Tax Roll. The Tax Roll is prepared and maintained by the County Assessor.

Failure to receive a tax statement does not exempt the taxpayer from prompt payment of the taxes due. If you have not received a tax statement by January 31st, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 970-328-8860 and a duplicate statement will be mailed or emailed.

Before making property tax payments, check your mortgage statement to determine if your taxes are being collected and held in escrow. Most mortgages are set up this way, and the mortgage company sends your taxes to us by the payment deadlines. We are required by law to send the tax statement to you for your records.

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.
Electronic Tax Notices
Tax payers now have the option to receive their annual Eagle County property tax notice electronically by setting up an eNoticesOnline account. Once you create a login, you will receive an email each January letting you know that your tax notice is available online and you can log into your account to view, download or print your tax notice(s). You can log in to your account at any time to view your current tax notice, as well as previous year notices (starting with tax year 2013).

Please note that once you sign up you will no longer receive your tax notice in the mail. If at any time you decide that you no longer wish to receive your tax notice electronically, you can log into your eNoticesOnline account and Unsubscribe.

View instructions to setup and use your eNoticesOnline account.
Payment Options
Electronic Check (E-check) - This secure and convenient online method requires only your bank routing number (on the bottom of your checks) and your account number to immediately credit your bank account and pay your taxes. Emailed receipt is sent immediately for added efficiency. There is a $1.00 fee for this service which covers our direct costs.

Check - Please make check payable to Eagle 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 to: Eagle County Treasurer, PO Box 479, Eagle CO 81631

Online Payments - We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Bill Pay - If you are doing a Bill Pay through your bank please be aware that the bank deducts the funds from your account; and then mails a check to the Treasurer's Office along with other customers bill pay checks payable to the Treasurer. If paying close to the deadline it is important to know that the check is not necessarily sent the day that it is deducted from your account. In addition, the envelopes that bill pay checks are mailed in do not get post marked by the U.S. Postal Service, so if it arrives in our office after the deadline and does not have a post mark it is possible that interest will be due on your tax payment.

Wire Transfer - If you wish to wire transfer your tax payment please call the Eagle County Treasurer's Office at 970-328-8868 to obtain wire instructions.


  • When we send you instructions via email, carefully verify the spelling and configuration of our email address - which will be Hover your mouse over our name to see the entire email address.
  • Find our phone number on this website at Treasurer on the bottom under "Contact Us".
  • Call us at that number and verify verbally the bank account and routing numbers.
These important security steps are for your protection against cyber fraud with your payments.
All property taxes shall become due and payable on January 1 of each year for the previous year's assessment (CRS 39-10-102). However, payments may be paid in two equal installments or in one full installment. To avoid penalty interest charges, the first half must be paid by the last day of February and the second half must be paid by June 15. If taxes are paid in one installment, payment must be made by April 30. When the tax amount is $25 or less, the half-payment option does not apply, therefore a single payment must be received by April 30. Payments bearing U.S. postmarks reflective of these dates are acceptable. If your payment is delinquent, penalty interest is added to the tax amount.  If any of these dates falls upon a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is moved to the next business day.  

Only HALF or FULL payments will be accepted. Partial payments are not acceptable. All payments must be made in U.S dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank.

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 the last business day in February, 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 30, interest will begin to accrue as of May 1st and then on the first day of each subsequent month.

Interest must be included with payment. It may be easiest to contact us at 970-328-8860 for the correct amount, or calculate as follows:

Payment Month | 1st Half | 2nd Half | Full Payment | Total Tax Less than $25

  • March: 1% | --- | --- | ---
  • April: 2% | --- | --- | ---
  • May: 3% | --- | 1% | 1%
  • June 1-15: 4% | --- | 2% | 2%
  • July: 5% | 2% | 3% | 3%
  • August: 6% | 3% | 4% | 4%
Payment after August - Please contact the Treasurer's Office for the proper amount of interest and other fees.

Checks subject to collections. A $20 fee will be charged for all checks returned for non-sufficient funds.
Tax Deferral Information
Senior Citizen, Active Guard or Reserve, and Tax Growth Cap Deferral Information

Contact Information for the Senior Deferral Program, the Active Military Deferral Program or the Tax Growth Cap Deferral Program:

Colorado Deferral Website -

  • Program information, check eligibility and if qualified program application submission is available through the website
Colorado Deferral Customer Care Center - (833) 634-2513

  • Contact Center Hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm MT
  • Customer Care Representatives will be available to answer program questions and assist with website inquiries
Important Dates
Warrant roll is certified by the Assessor to the Treasurer for the previous year. Tax notices are mailed to the owner of record.

First half tax payment is due. Payment must be received by the Treasurer's Office or must be postmarked by the last day of February. Interest will be due at 1 percent per month for all first half payments not postmarked by the deadline.
If a due date falls on a holiday or weekend, payments will be accepted on the following business day with no delinquent interest.

April 30
Full tax payment is due. Payment must be received by the Treasurer's Office or must be postmarked by April 30. Interest will be due at 1 percent per month for all full payments not postmarked by the deadline.

Phone calls will be made or emails sent to delinquent property owners if contact information has been provided.

June 15
Second half tax payment is due. Payment must be received by the Treasurer's Office or must be postmarked by June 15. Interest will be due at 1 percent per month for all second half payments not postmarked by the deadline.
Phone calls will be made or emails sent to delinquent property owners if contact information has been provided.

Delinquent tax notices are mailed to the owner of record.
If a lien has been sold for unpaid prior year taxes and the current year taxes are delinquent, the investor will be allowed to pay current tax thus adding to that lien certificate. This is known as an endorsement. To avoid this, payment must be received by August 1.

July 31
Delinquent tax notice due date, payment must be received by the Treasurer’s Office or must be postmarked by July 31 to avoid additional interest and fees.

Phone calls will be made or emails sent to delinquent property owners if contact information has been provided.

Delinquent personal property will be advertised in the newspaper, adding additional fees to the account.
Personal property and mobile home taxes that remain unpaid as of this date will be subject to having a final notice served to the property location by the Sheriff’s Office.
Phone calls will be made or emails sent to delinquent property owners if contact information has been provided.

Real estate and mobile home taxes that remain unpaid will be listed in a newspaper publication four weeks prior to the tax lien sale and advertised for three consecutive weeks.
Final Notices will be served by the Sheriff's Office to all personal property and mobile home accounts with delinquent taxes.

Real Estate Tax Lien Sale – Date varies from year to year, but is usually the first or second Wednesday of November. All real property and mobile home taxes that are still delinquent at the end of October will be sold at the tax lien sale.

Mid to Late December
The Board of County Commissioners certifies the Tax Roll. They also establish the mill levy for the property tax collection. Property taxes are collected one year in arrears.

Redemption of Taxes: Tax redemption payments (payment of delinquent taxes that have gone to tax sale) must be received by the Treasurer's Office on or before the last business day of the month, must be cash or certified funds and must be from the owner of record.
Certificate of Taxes Due
A tax certificate is a legal document signed by the Treasurer or authorized agent which provides written documentation of the status of taxes on a specific parcel of property and states the owner, legal description, an itemized list of mill levies and amount of taxes and assessments imposed by each taxing jurisdiction.

Tax Certificate requests should be emailed to
Tax Certificate Request Form
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