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:
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
PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE
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?
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”.
RUNNING LATE ON TAX DEADLINE DAY? NO WORRIES!
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.
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED VETERANS
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who:
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
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 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.
You must bring the following:
ADAMS COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
4430 S. ADAMS COUNTY PARKWAY (WEST ENTERANCE CONFERENCE CENTER) BRIGHTON
COMMERCE CITY SENIOR AND RECREATION CENTER
6060 PARKWAY DR., COMMERCE CITY
3295 W. 72ND AVE WESTMINSTER
NORTHGLENN SENIOR AND RECREATION CENTER
11801 COMMUNITY CENTER DRIVE, NORTHGLENN
THORNTON SENIOR CENTER
9471 DOROTHY BLVD, THORNTON
Do you have questions about your property taxes, exemptions, payments, how to contact the Treasurer’s office? Check out our FAQ page: http://www.adcogov.org/FAQ.aspx?QID=99