January 16, 2024 -Legislative changes enacted by the Colorado Legislature to accommodate statewide property tax relief will delay the certification of the County tax rolls. The new deadline for the tax roll certification is January 24, 2024. The reason for the delay is to give taxing authorities sufficient time to certify their mill levies and to give county assessors more time to gather data.
“El Paso County prioritizes the welfare and interests of its residents,” said El Paso County Treasurer and Public Trustee Chuck Broerman. By the El Paso County Board of Commissioners taking proactive steps to reduce the county’s portion of the mill levy, residents will see a substantial $20.5 million dollar – or nearly 20% – total reduction in county property tax.
Please be aware that these changes do not alter the first-half payment due date, February 29, 2024. Unfortunately, The Colorado Legislature chose not to extend the payment deadline to ensure that special districts like fire departments, school districts, and other public entities have the revenue to continue to operate.
Once the tax roll process is complete, property owners who haven’t signed up for electronic delivery of tax statements will be mailed their property tax statements by mid-February. The property tax amount will be available after February 9th by going to treasurer.elpasoco.com and clicking on Real Estate Property Tax Search and Online payments under Online Services. If you have a mortgage and are escrowing your property taxes, the balances due will be directly provided to your mortgage servicer by February 9th.
As a reminder, there are two payment options for remitting your property tax payments.
- Option 1 – Remit the balance owed in one payment, which is due by April 30th.
- Option 2 – The balance owed can be split into two installments. The first half balance is due by February 29th, and the second half is due by June 17th.