To provide a safe and healthy community for present and future generation by:
- Providing equitable and quality service to all
- Treating each other with respect and dignity
- Acting with fiscal responsibility
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Notice to an Owner in Foreclosure
If your property goes to foreclosure auction sale and is purchased for more than the total owed to the lender and to all other lien holders, please contact the Public Trustee’s Office (at the phone number or address to the right) after the sale because you may have funds due to you.
If a borrower believes that a lender or servicer has violated the requirements for a single point of contact in Section 38-38-103.1, C.R.S., or the prohibition on dual tracking in Section 38-38-103.2, C.R.S., the borrower may file a complaint by visiting the Colorado Attorney General website, the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), or both. The filing of a complaint will not stop the foreclosure process.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
- 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.