PO Box 367 / 101 W. Bennett Ave. Cripple
Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719.689.2985 Fax 719.689.0157
Location: Teller County Courthouse - 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Mailing Address: PO Box 367 Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719.689.2985 Fax: 719.689.0157
Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday-Friday (Except Holidays)
Email: Mark G Czelusta - Treasurer / Public Trustee
Nancy Nolan - Chief Deputy Treasurer
|The Treasurer's Office is responsible for the collection and distribution of property tax. Property Tax statements are mailed in January of each year
to the owner of record as it appears on the Tax Roll maintained by the County Assessor. County Treasurers are responsible for collection of taxes only.
County Assessors are responsible for valuation of property. County Commissioners, School Boards, City Councilmen and Directors of Districts are
responsible for the Mil Levy.
The County Treasurer cannot make any changes to the tax roll such as ownership, exemptions, values, etc.
Please see the County Assessor about such matters.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A PROPERTY TAX STATEMENT DOES NOT INVALIDATE OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY OF PAYING TAXES ON TIME.
If you have not received a tax statement by January 31st, please contact the Treasurers office and a duplicate statement will be mailed.
Payment of bills less than $25.00 must be paid in full on or before April 30th. If the tax bill is over $25.00, and you wish to pay in two installments the first payment must be paid no later than the last day of February and must equal one-half of the total bill. The second half is due on or before June 15th. For property owners who wish to pay their bill in full, the payment must be made by the last day of April. Interest accrues at 1% per month.
Property Taxes become delinquent on March 1st, May 1st, or June 16th depending on payment type, of the year they are due. For payments received after the due date, interest must be included (1% per month) in the amount submitted for payment.
A penalty of up to $25 will be added to taxes of $50 or less if not paid by June 15th
ALL DELINQUENT TAXES MUST BE PAID WITH GUARANTEED FUNDS.
Property tax payments that are not received by September will be advertised for tax lien sale. This will require payment of additional fees.
Advertising of delinquent real estate taxes will appear in The Pikes Peak Courier for three consecutive weeks four weeks prior to sale. Advertising of delinquent personal property and manufactured (mobile) home taxes will appear in The Pikes Peak Courier for one publication in mid September.
The tax lien sale is held the first week in November as an Internet Auction.
A tax lien certificate holder must hold a tax lien for three years before applying for a Treasurers Deed. Anyone having a legal interest in the property has the right to redeem the tax lien prior to the issuance of the Treasurers Deed.
To enforce the collection of personal property tax, the Treasurer can close the business and sell the personal property to recoup the tax amount owed. There is no redemption period for personal property.