Office of the Teller County Treasurer

PO Box 367 / 101 W. Bennett Ave.   Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719.689.2985    Fax 719.689.0157






Teller County Treasurer's Office

Contact Info
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.




Frequently Asked Questions

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When are tax statements mailed?
Statements are usually mailed around January 25th. If you have not received your statement by February 15th, please check the Treasurer's Office. You can get a free copy of your tax statement via the "View or Pay Property Taxes" link.
Can I view my tax statement on line?
Yes, please check the Treasurer's Office. You can get a free copy of your tax statement via the "View or Pay Property Taxes" link.
I didn't receive my statement. Does that qualify me for an extension?
No, you are still responsible for paying taxes on time. Please contact us to ensure that we have the correct mailing address on file.
When are taxes due?
If making two equal payments, taxes are due Feb 28th and June 15th. If making a single, whole amount, payment, that payment is due April 30th.
What if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday?
For the purposes of current year tax payments only, and there are no other tax liens on the property, we will accept your payment with a postmark on the next mailing day.
How do I get a receipt?
There are 2 ways. First one: if you pay by mail and send a stamped/self addressed envelope, we will send you a receipt. Second is through the website, Treasurer's Office, then by clicking on the "View or Pay Property Taxes" Link.
Does my mortgage company pay my taxes?
In most cases, a portion of your monthly house payment goes toward property taxes, and then the mortgage company ensures that the taxes are paid. However, there are some exeptions.
Will you accept a personal check?
Yes, we accept personal checks, unless there is an existing tax lein on the property.
Will you accept a post-dated check?
No, we do not accept post dated checks.
How do I make out the check?
Please make your check out to "Teller County Treasurer," and also please indicate your account number on the check.
Do I have to pay in person?
No. We accept mailed in, and online payments, as well.
Are there additional fees for paying online?
Yes. Payments with Visa, MasterCard or Dsicover Card incur a 2.5% convenience fee that will be added to the amount paid. Payments with an eCheck incur a $2.50 convenience fee that will be added to the amount paid.
Can I pay with a credit or debit card at your office?
No. We are not set up for that kind of transaction, however, we do have public computers available and will be happy to help you out with an on-line payment from the public computer.
What if my eCheck is rejected for insufficient funds?
We handle this the same way as a bad personal check. The account incur's a $20.00 bad check fee, and the County Treasurer reserves the right to add your name to the Bad Check Writer's Listing, thereby your use of personal checks and eChecks to pay taxes will be indefinitely suspended.
Can I pay my taxes over the phone?
No. The primary reason is that we cannot guarantee the security of your credit card information over the phone.
Can I prepay my taxes?
Only in the rarest of circumstances will we allow for prepayment of property taxes. In nearly all cases we do not allow it.
Can I make monthly payments or ACH my taxes?
The only payment options you have are 2 equal payments, or one single payment. While the idea of a monthly tax payment is appealing, it actually increases county workload 600%-plus per account.
What are the penalties for late payment?
Interest accrues on unpaid amounts at a rate of 1% per month.
If I do not pay my tax bill, does it affect my credit rating?
No, we do not report non-payment of taxes to the credit bureaus.
What are the fees for a bad check?
There is a $20.00 bad check fee, and the County Treasurer reserves the right to add your name to the Bad Check Writer's Listing, thereby your use of personal checks and eChecks to pay taxes will be indefinitely suspended.
My taxes went up!! Why?
The County Treasurer does not set tax rates, nor do we do assessments. For the estimated value of your property, please contact the Assessor's Office, and for the mill levy rates applied, please contact the governing bodies of your local entities, such as water, school and fire districts.
How do I get the Senior or Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemption?
That is done through the Assessor's Office. Please check Here
How long does it take to get the Senior or Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemption?
The process is a long one, and it will not be immediately availble when you apply. For more information, please check Here
I would like a list of all delinquent accounts.
That listing will be available in late September, both on-line and via our paper of record, The Pikes Peak Courier.
Does the county hold any tax liens that are available for purchase?
Yes. Please contact our office to discuss. The listing is available in the "I would like a list" question, above.
When is your tax lien sale?
It is the first full weekend in November.
I own a tax lien. Do I own the property? May I visit the property?
To both questions, the answer is a firm "No." You hold a lien against the property, not the property iteself. Visiting or entering the property would be trespassing.
I own a tax lien. Can I call the property owner to encourage him/her to pay?
While the owner of the property is a matter of public record, we absolutely do not recommend that you contact the property owner to "get them to pay," or for any other reason. On the strongest of terms, we discourage such activity.
I own a tax lien. When can I apply for a treasurer's deed?
After you hold the lien for 3 years, you may apply for a deed.
Can I satisfy a lien with a credit card or debit card or personal check?
No. All tax liens must be satisfied with certified funds, which is to say cash, cashier's check, or money order.
What is this "Under 50 Penalty?"
A penalty of up to $25 will be added to taxes of $50 or less if not paid by June 15th, per Colorado statute.