COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY SALE
To sell property(ies) owned by Delta County that are not being retained or leased in accordance with C.R.S. 39-11-143 (2.5) or (3).
When and Where
The 2022 County owned property sale will be held online on March 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. by SRI, Inc. through the Zeus Auction Program. Items available for bid may be viewed at the Zeus Auction website beginning February 25.
Registration is from Monday, March 13, 2023 through Friday, March 17, 2023. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER MARCH 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MDT) at the Zeus Auction website.
See the Rules for County-Owned Property Sale for more information.
Elements of Risk
Neither the auctioneer nor the seller makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to said property. All sales are final. Descriptions are for simple identification purposes only, no representations are made to the authenticity, age, origin or value. Buyer relies solely on his/her own judgment when bidding. All sales are final. It is the bidders' responsibility to know what they are bidding on.
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ANNUAL TAX LIEN SALE
The Treasurer is required by law to collect property taxes and distribute them to taxing authorities in the county. The tax lien sale is held to collect unpaid taxes so that the taxing authorities are able to meet their budgets. These taxes are purchased by investors who earn interest on the tax liens placed on the property. The interest rate on the investment is set at 9 points above the Federal Reserve’s discount rate on September 1st each year.
When and Where
By statute, C.R.S. 39-11-151 (1)(b), no tax lien shall be sold to an elected or county official, to a county employee, or to a member of the immediate family of such person or to the agent of any such county official or employee during the time the official or employee holds office or is employed.
Elements of Risk
There is an element of risk in buying tax liens. All liens are sold buyer beware.
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- How are taxes determined?
Property taxes are figured by multiplying the assessed value of your property (as determined by the assessor’s office) by the mill levy which is set by the various taxing entities. The Treasurer’s Office collects these taxes and distributes the monies to the taxing entities. Remember: Taxes due are for the previous year.
- Payment – When? Where? How?
You have a choice of paying your property taxes in full or in two equal payments. If you choose to pay in full, that payment is due by April 30th. If you choose to pay in equal installments, the first payment is due by the last day of February, and the second payment is due by June 15th. You may pay in person at the Treasurer’s Office located at 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, in Delta or at the County Annex Building, 196 W. Hotchkiss Avenue, Hotchkiss, or you may mail your payment to the Delta County Treasurer, PO Box 580, Grand Junction, CO 81502-0580. United States Postal Service postmark is accepted for payment deadlines. We accept cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, or certified funds. Be aware, however, that correct change may not always be available at the County Annex Building. Credit card or e-check payment may be made through GovPros.
- What if I am late in paying my taxes?
By state statute, there is a 1% late fee charged for each month the property taxes are late. The first week of September, manufactured home and personal property taxes that are unpaid shall be advertised in the local newspaper. Unpaid real estate taxes will be advertised in September/October for three consecutive weeks. Taxes that remain unpaid are subject to sale at the property tax lien sale, which is generally held the first Thursday in November.
Note: There are additional fees added to your tax bill if your property is advertised. Manufactured homes and personal property are also subject to a distraint notice, which shall be posted at/on the delinquent property. This notification defines the delinquent property, the amount due, and payment instructions. Distrained property shall not be moved or sold until the taxes are paid. The distraint posting will also generate additional fees which shall be included as "Fees" on the posted notice.