Dana West

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Eye on Adams Allows for Customizable Tracking of County Operations
Furthering its commitment to innovation and integrity, Adams County’s Business Solutions Group is introducing “Eye on Adams.” The “Eye on Adams” application will allow users to navigate maps to track land use cases, building permits, code violations and other operations in unincorporated Adams County.
This application is available on personal computers and mobile devices by following the link https://adamscounty.buildingeye.com.
“We are excited to be the first county in the nation to offer this application that will allow our residents and business owners the ability to customize the issues they want to track,” said County Manager Todd Leopold. “Users can look at everything from liquor licenses to graffiti reports and they can do it by zip code, neighborhood, commissioner districts or other customized boundaries. There is no question that our Business Solutions Group has created a citizen engagement solution that will serve as the model for other local governments to follow.”
“Eye on Adams” uses software from Building Eye to directly pull data dating back five years from Accela, the software the county’s Community & Economic Development Department uses to track permits, violations, and land use cases. The software will allow users to navigate maps, filter for areas of interest and create automated email alerts for their neighborhoods or special districts in unincorporated Adams County.

I spent an hour tonight with my new friend Levi Martinez.

A World War II Veteran who loves God and this country.

He is 93 and full of life.

I could have listened to his stories all night.

What an inspiration!!!!



If you are paying your property tax in two equal installments, your first half is due today.

Envelopes postmarked for today (regardless of when we receive it) will be posted as a timely payment.

Adams County Treasurer’s office received their first call today at 6:25AM. My staff was there to take the call. Now that is customer service!


Adams County Treasurer, Brigitte Grimm, has eliminated E-Check transaction fees for online property tax payments.

“Aligning with the needs of our citizens is our top priority. As a result, we improved online access with real time results and now provide electronic statements. The next logical step was to offer a FREE online “E-Check” solution.”

Secure online payments prevent lost or delayed mail that may result in late fees. Additionally, this option eliminates the “last” labor intensive process in the Treasurer’s office.

Interested in FREE online check payments?

Visit adcotax.com,
Select “I Have Read The Above Statement”,
Select “Login” under Tax Payer (FREE PUBLIC) Login.
Enter Acct ID, or Parcel # or Situs Address.
Then select “Search”.



Adams County Treasurer, Brigitte Grimm, has installed a permanent “Property Tax” Drop Box outside the Adams County Government Center – located at 4430 S Adams County Parkway, Brighton CO 80601.

All payments dropped off after 5PM and before 8AM will be credited to the prior business day.

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A property tax exemption is available to senior citizens and the surviving spouses of senior citizens. The exemption is also available to disabled veterans and the surviving spouses of disabled veterans who previously applied for and were granted the disabled veteran 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.

NOTE: 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) occupied it as their primary residence 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 senior citizen exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who met the requirements on any January 1 after 2001. The application deadline for 2015 is July 15. The application form is available from and must be submitted to the county assessor at the following address: Adams County Assessor 4430 South Adams County Parkway C2100 Brighton CO 80601-8203 720-523-6038 assessor@adcogov.org


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 United States Department of Veterans Affairs as one hundred percent “permanent and total” disabled. Disabilities rated at less than one hundred percent and VA unemployability awards do not meet the eligibility 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 2015 is July 1. Applications are available from the Division of Veterans Affairs 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 Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs at the following address: Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Division of Veterans Affairs 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., Bldg C, Suite 113 Denver, Colorado 80222 Telephone: 303-284-6077 Fax: 303-284-3163 http://vets.dmva.state.co.us:8000


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 2015 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.


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Brigitte Grimm

4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
Suite C2436
Brighton, CO  80601

Ph: 720.523.6160

Delinquent Tax Information
Fx: 720.523.6175

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The County Treasurer is a constitutional officer elected for a four-year term. The Office receives all revenues belonging to the County and proceeds with all activity required to complete the property tax collection process.

The Office prepares and mails annual tax notices, delinquent tax notices, process all tax collections, annual tax lien sale, mobile home transfer/advance collections; issues distraint warrants for unpaid mobile homes, seizure and sale of delinquent personal property, tax lien sale redemptions; and issuance of Treasurer’s deeds, bankruptcy cases, oil and gas collections, tax deferral and tax counseling for the elderly; and the paying agent for school district bonds.

The County Treasurer disburses monies to the various authorities for whom taxes are collected, 12 school districts; honors County warrants, investment of funds; collects insufficient fund checks and issues certificate of tax due based on the tax change.