Treasurer / Public Trustee's Office
679 Turner Drive Suite B, Durango, CO, 81303, in Bodo Industrial Park.
The County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting, protecting and disbursing property tax dollars to the La Plata County taxing authorities. These entities include, but are not limited to, the school districts, fire districts, metro districts (i.e. Three Springs, Forest Lakes, Edgemont, Twin Buttes, etc.).
The authority for taxing and setting mill levies rests with the residents and their respective boards of directors. The assessor certifies the property valuations within the county. Together, these processes, and resulting certification documents, provide the treasurer with the legal authority to collect and disburse tax dollars.
In Colorado taxes are paid one year in arrears. The taxes due and payable in 2023 are for taxes accrued in 2022. If you acquired property at anytime in 2022 you are responsible for taxes beginning on January 1, 2022.
Taxes can be paid in one installment or in two equal half payments. The tax due dates for 2023 are as follows:
- First Half due: Feb 28, 2023
- Second Half due: June 15, 2023
- Full Payment: May 1st. 2023
Interest will accrue at 1% per month on late payments.
You do not need to receive a tax notice to be liable for property tax payments. If you have not received a tax notice by the end of January, please call our office and we will email you a copy. You can also obtain your tax information on-line here, as this information is public and not confidential.
The most efficient way to pay your taxes is by credit or debit card (which has a 2.19% convenience fee), or by entering your bank account routing number and checking account number on-line, which carries NO FEE.