Treasurer / Public Trustee's Office

The Treasurer's office is now located at:
679 Turner Drive Suite B, Durango, CO, 81303, in Bodo Industrial Park.
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The County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting, protecting and disbursing property tax dollars to La Plata County taxing authorities. These entities include the school districts, fire districts, metro districts (e.g. Three Springs, Forest Lakes, Edgemont Metro District, etc.). The authority for taxing rests with the residents of these areas and their respective boards of directors.

Here are the due dates for the 2020 property taxes, due in 2021.  Taxes are assessed one year in arrears:

  • Monday, March 1, 2021:  First half payment
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Second half payment
  • Friday, April 30, 2021: Full payment

Property tax notices will be mailed to the address on record in the ASSESSOR’s system by the end of January, 2021.  You may print your notice by accessing the La Plata County website, Treasurer page.  You may also obtain a copy of this notice by calling the La Plata County Treasurer’s Office at 970-382-6352.

Interest attaches to late payments on the 1st of each month. Postmarks do not apply on other months of the year; payments must be received prior to the end of the month to avoid an additional month’s interest. Partial payments are not accepted.

You do not need to receive a tax notice to be liable for your property taxes. Tax notices are mailed at the end of January. This is the only notice you will receive during the year.  If you do not receive it, please call the Treasurer’s Office and we will send you a duplicate notice.

The Treasurer’s Office does not send tax notices to escrow companies or to banks. However, they usually request this information from us. Please check with your bank to determine if they will be paying your property taxes on your behalf. The Treasurer’s office will refund duplicate payments to the party who pays second, and will retain the initial payment received.