Treasurer extends interest free late payments

Staff Report
Posted 8/11/20

Adams County will continue to waive interest charges on delinquent property tax payments through the end of August, according to the County Treasurer’s office. Governor Jared Polis signed a bill …

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Treasurer extends interest free late payments

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Adams County will continue to waive interest charges on delinquent property tax payments through the end of August, according to the County Treasurer’s office.

Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law in June that allowed local jurisdictions to waive interest for late payments. Adams County initially set that extension through the end of July, but Adams County Treasurer Lisa Culpepper announced on Aug. 3 that she had decided to waive interest through August 31.

No further waivers of interest are anticipated, so paying on or before August 31, 2020, is required.

In June, the Adams County Board of County Commissioners made clear their support of county taxpayers by their vote on the record in the Public Meeting held in late June. This further evidenced their approval of waiving interest, at the Treasurer’s discretion, in their written Resolution the following week.

Culpepper said that her approval of waiving interest is limited law and by county economic factors; interest will again be due and owing for any taxpayer whom has not paid, in full, their real property or business personal property tax on or before August 31. This is a window of opportunity being provided to the taxpayers of Adams County to pay their taxes interest-free in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Culpepper’s office is encouraging the Adams County taxpayers to submit payment as soon as possible, and to not wait until August 31. The collection of property taxes is vital to the funding of daily operations of the county; for funding Fire protection and response; and, to continue the operations of water/sanitation services in Adams County.

The policy is open to anyone but does not extend to accounts where the taxes are paid through a taxpayer’s escrow account or by a title company as part of a real estate closing.

Payment and interest information is available on the Treasurer’s tax history and payment website at www.adcotax.com (fastest source of information); by emailing the Treasurer’s Office at treasurer@adcogov.org (fast); or, as a last resort, by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 720.523.6160 (due to COVID-19 remote working, it may be a business day or two before a return call is made, so be sure to answer if you see a 720.523.6160 call).

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