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Property tax notices are mailed as soon as possible after the first of each year. If you do not receive your notice by the end of January, contact the Treasurer's office.
If your property lies within the boundaries of the Morgan County, you will pay your property taxes to the Morgan County Treasurer. Taxes may be paid at the Treasurer's office or online.
Property taxes may be paid in full or by halves without interest by the following dates.Full Payment Deadline: April 30First Half Deadline: February 28Second Half Deadline: June 15
If a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the next business day will be considered timely payment.
You owe tax on your property whether you get a tax notice or not. If you are not sure if you owe tax, please check with the Treasurer's office.
State law requires that the notice be mailed to the property owner. Most mortgage companies get their tax information from a private tax service or directly from the county. If you feel your mortgage company needs a copy of the tax notice, you may mail them a copy with your next payment.
In order to conserve tax dollars, the Morgan County Treasurer will not be sending second half notices. You should mark the June 15th deadline on your calendar.
Property taxes help pay for local government services, such as the following:
Public Schools; Police, Sheriff, and Fire Protection; City and County Roads; Water and Sewer lines; Public Libraries; Recreation and Parks; Public Health; Human Services
Property taxes paid after the deadlines accrue interest at the rate 1% per month. Delinquencies are normally advertised during the months of September and/or October. If at all possible, you should try to pay the tax by the end of August in order to avoid the publication charges. Remember that the next year's taxes will be coming due the first of the year. Make every effort to keep from falling behind on the payment of your property taxes because you could ultimately lose your property. To calculate the interest due, refer to the Interest Chart below, check online), or contact the Treasurer's office.
A Certificate of Taxes Due is a certification that all property taxes have been paid on a property except those shown on the certificate as still due. This assures the purchaser of the certificate that there will be no hidden surprises such as prior year delinquent taxes not shown on the tax rolls. If such a case occurs, Morgan County will take care of any taxes that were omitted from the certificate. Statutory Reference: 39-10-115, Colorado Revised Statutes
Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value times the mill levy for the taxing area. The assessed value is a percentage of the actual value of your property (for more information concerning valuation for taxation, contact the Morgan County Assessor). The mill levy for the taxing area is the combination of the separate mill levies for each taxing authority whose boundaries encompass your property.Example:
$11,550 (Assessed Value)x .099512 (Mill Levy Total - usually expressed as 99.512)
$ 1,149.36 Property Tax
Actual values are determined by the Assessor. Assessed values are derived from the actual values using formulas set by the Colorado Legislature.
The mill levy is the tax rate used to calculate the tax bills of individual properties within a taxing area (or district). Each taxing authority determines how much revenue they need from property taxes and divides that by the total assessed value of the properties within their boundaries as supplied by the Assessor.
Taxing authorities, including schools and fire protection districts, levy property taxes in an amount necessary to meet budget needs for the following year. If you want to have a voice in the amount of taxes you will be asked to pay, you should try to attend public budget hearings and get involved in the process.
Yes, The State of Colorado currently has three programs to assist senior citizens in paying their property taxes.