Sheryl l. hewlett, Treasurer
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Closed on Friday.
The Treasurer’s office is responsible for mailing property tax notices, collecting and distributing property tax collections to taxing entities (schools, towns, fire departments, library district, special districts). The Treasurer’s office is also responsible for receiving and receipting all money due the county from the various county departments which includes, keeping accurate and detailed records of all monies received or disbursed.
property tax deadlines
- First half payment due on February 28
- Second half payment due on June 15
- Third option is to pay in full by April 30
Please note: If one of the deadlines falls on a Friday/Holiday when we are closed, you have the next business day to submit payment. We accept postmarks on current year taxes not on tax liens.
Receipts and statement of taxes due can be printed from our website after you pull up your account. These forms are located on the left sided of the screen.
Property Tax Deferrals
For instructions regarding the Property Tax Deferral Program please go to the Colorado Treasurer Association web site select County Treasurers/CCTA Forms/Tax Deferral and Instructions. The forms are on that web site as well; however, they are also downloaded on the Elbert County Treasurer web site under Treasurer Forms.
SENIOR/DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTION
A property tax exemption is available to senior citizens, qualifying disabled veterans, and the surviving spouses of senior citizens or disabled veterans who were previously granted the exemption. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax. Once approved, the exemption remains in effect for future years, and the applicant need not reapply. The General Assembly may eliminate funding for the Senior Citizen Exemption or Disabled Veteran Exemption at their discretion in any year that the budget does not allow for the reimbursement.
Application requirements are as follows:
SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application, b) owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1, and c) occupy it as their primary residence and have done so for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the application. The exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who previously met the requirements. The application deadline for 2020 is July 15. The application form is available from and must be submitted to the county assessor at the following address:
Elbert County Assessor
221 Comanche Street~P.O. Box 26 Kiowa, CO 80117
Telephone: (303) 621-3101~FAX (303) 621-3173
Web Site: www.elbertcounty-co.gov
DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who: a) sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, b) were honorably discharged, and c) were rated by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs as a one hundred percent permanent disability through disability retirement benefits. Disabilities rated at less than one hundred percent and VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement. The applicant must have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application; however, limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the eligibility requirements section of the application. The application deadline for 2020 is July 1. Applications are available from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DVMA) at the address and telephone number shown below and from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at www.dola.colorado.gov/dpt. Completed applications must be submitted to the DVMA at the following address:
DISABLED VETERAN SURVIVING SPOUSE EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to surviving spouses of disabled veterans who had the disabled veteran exemption and who passed away prior to January 1 of the current year. The property must be owner occupied and used as the primary residence of an owner-occupier who is the surviving spouse of a qualifying disabled veteran. The application deadline for 2020 is July 1. The application is available from the Division of Veterans Affairs or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located, and must be returned to the county assessor.