Happy New Year! As you know, property taxes fund critical services from Special Districts such as our Jefferson County school district, fire departments, public works, water, sewer, city services, public safety, etc.
For every dollar of property tax collected, 24 cents goes to Jefferson County government for services and projects. The other 76 cents funds the services and projects of JeffCo Special Districts.
The Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office uses a third-party vendor to collect property taxes online. The third-party vendor charges a vendor or “convenience” fee for their services. The fee goes directly to the vendor, not the Jefferson County government. I have been able to negotiate a lower fee for credit card payments online. The credit card fee has been 2.5% of the property tax due, and now is 2.35% of property tax due.
Third-party online payment fees for property taxes (2023):
Credit Card – 2.35% of property tax due (was 2.5%)
Debit Card – $3.95 per property tax payment
E-Checks – No Charge
For more information about third-party vendor fees, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 303-271-8330.
*As a result of the passage of SB21-293 (in 2021), and due to the failure of Proposition 120, changes to the property tax assessment rates will take effect for tax year 2022 payable 2023. The passage of SB22-238 (in 2022) changed the assessment rates for tax years 2023, 2024 and 2025.
As you can see in the chart (attached), property tax rates decrease depending on the property type and fiscal year. Generally speaking, most residential property tax bills will be less in JeffCo (approx. $25-$100 less) when they are mailed in January/2023 by the Treasurer’s Office.
*Please note that some properties may not see a decrease in the property tax bill because of the circumstances of that specific property.
Jerry DiTullio, JeffCo Treasurer/Public Trustee