Due to the recent hail storm, 26 students from Adams City High School were unable to attend a public hearing to be recognized for their public service to Commerce City families.
Today I delivered Proclamations signed by the Adams County Commissioners to those 26 students at Adams City High School. This past tax season, they volunteered their time to serve 423 families resulting in $1 million in federal and state refunds.
I’m bringing awareness to another predatory tactic against homeowners with tax liens.
Please contact my office directly atif you receive this notice or anything resembling someone trying to help you with a tax lien.
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo — The Adams County Treasurer is warning home owners of a scam that is spreading around the state, and if you fall victim you could end up losing your home.
Many homeowners with delinquent tax liens have received a letter threatening that the ownership of their home could be in jeopardy and an offer to help pay their tax lien.
“It’s kind of a scare tactic and our message today is that if you get a letter like this or something that resembles this, it’s best that you call the treasurer’s office,” Adams County Treasurer Brigitte Grimm said.
Adams County told the FOX31 Problem Solvers that they are seeing numerous records requests for the list of 2,100 delinquent tax liens in their county. A sign that scammers are looking for targets.
“We got a number of calls yesterday, so we suspect this letter just went out,” Grimm said. “There is no third party that can assist in reducing your taxes.”
Grimm told the Problem Solvers there’s nothing to negotiate when it comes to delinquent tax liens held against your property, so these people that say they can help you – can’t.
“We want to make sure nobody is losing their homes to unpaid taxes,” Grimm said. “But we also want to make sure there is not another party involved that is possibly charging a fee for a service they can’t provide. That has to come from the treasurer’s office.”
Click the link below to watch the video interview:
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.
Envelopes are provided.
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.
8 WAYS TO PAY
• NEW! FREE Electronic Check Online at www.adcotax.com
• NEW! FREE Electronic Check By Phone atOption #2
• NEW! Credit Card by phone atOption #2 (fee applies)
• NEW! Drop Box –4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton Co 80601
• NEW! Money Gram – visit www.moneygram for participating merchants
• Credit Card Online at www.adcotax.com (fee applies)
• Walk In – M-F, 7am-5pm, 4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton Co 80601
• US Mail – Adams County Treasurer, PO Box 869, Brighton Co 80601
ADAMS COUNTY FREE TAX PREPERATION PROGRAM (sponsored by the Treasurer’s department) HAS MOVED!!!
One great location, longer hours, and plenty of parking,
OUR SITE OPENS JANUARY 30th!!!
NO APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED!
We are located in the west wing of the Adams County Government Center
Monday & Wednesdays 9AM – 3PM
Conference Room Clear Creek E
Please park on the west side of the building.
If you have property in Adams County – PLEASE see the press release below.
Important to note -this error was made at the print facility, NOT in the Treasurer’s office.
New statements for the impacted accounts will go out tomorrow. THE PRINTER WILL INCUR ALL COSTS RELATED TO THIS ERROR.
Call me directly atif you have questions about your account and this issue.
Thank you for your patience.
Adams County Treasurer