LISA L. CULPEPPER, J.D.
Adams County Treasurer and Public Trustee


TREASURY and Public Trustee
Office Hours:
7am - 5pm

Mailing address:
4430 S. ADAMS COUNTY PARKWAY
SUITE C2436
BRIGHTON, CO 80601

Phone number:
720.523.6160

Fax number:
720.523.6171

Version: 2020.2.15

Welcome to the Adams County, Colorado Treasurer and Public Trustee's Web page!

The information contained herein is believed to be accurate and dependable. However, no warrantees implied or expressed exist regarding the veracity of the data. Indicated taxable values are for assessment purposes only and may or may not reflect the estimate of current market value by this office. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the use of this application.

Taxpayers electing to pay with a credit/debit card will incur a 2.5% convenience fee or a $3.95 minimum fee, whichever is greater.

E-Check payments are NOT subject to a fee.

Online payments are limited to $499,999.99 per transaction.

Press Release

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2020

Contact:

Lisa L. Culpepper, Adams County Treasurer and Public Trustee, lculpepper@adcogov.org

720-523-6160

Adams County Treasurer Culpepper to Continue Temporary Waiver of Interest on Property Tax Payments through August 2020

Brighton, CO (July 20, 2020) The Adams County Treasurer continues to waive interest charges on delinquent payments through the end of August 2020.

By working closely with state legislators and county treasurers from Jefferson, Boulder, Summit County, and Eagle County, the bill was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on June 14, 2020. The Treasurer, with new statutory authority, immediately approved the continuing waiver through July 31, 2020 for all of Adams County taxpayers, and, has decided to again waive interest through August 31, 2020. No further waivers of interest are anticipated, so paying on or before August 31, 2020 is required.

In June, the Adams County Board of County Commissioners made clear their support of county taxpayers by their voice vote on the record in the Public Meeting held in late June. The further evidenced their approval of waiving interest, at the Treasurer's discretion, in their written Resolution the following week.

The Treasurer makes clear that her approval of waiving interest is limited law and by county economic factors; interest will again be due and owing for any taxpayer whom has not paid, in full, their real property or business personal property tax on or before August 31, 2020. This is a window of opportunity being provided to the taxpayers of Adams County to pay their taxes interest-free in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

The Adams County Treasurer will continue, with her colleague Treasurers in Summit, Jefferson, Boulder, and Eagle, to work with the state legislature to remove very old restrictions on the constitutionally elected county treasurers? authorities from statutes. While, as Summit County Treasurer Ryne Scholl stated, the county treasurers' ??authority granted in? Colorado House Bill 20-1421 'to implement [tax collections] strategy will sunset in 2020', many county treasurers, including Adams County Treasurer Culpepper, will continue advocating for the constitutional authority of the County Treasurer to more closely align with the Colorado Constitution, and to work with county taxpayers on payment plans and interest waivers.

Culpepper?s office is encouraging the Adams County taxpayers to submit payment as soon as possible, and to not wait until August 31. The collection of property taxes is vital to the funding of daily operations of the county; for funding Fire protection and response; and, to continue the operations of water/sanitation services (amongst many other services provided) in Adams County.

The policy is open to anyone but does not extend to accounts where the taxes are remitted by a mortgage company through a taxpayer's escrow account or by a title company as part of a real estate closing.

Payment and interest information is available on the Treasurer?s tax history and payment website at www.adcotax.com (fastest source of information); by emailing the Treasurer?s office at treasurer@adcogov (fast); or, as a last resort, by calling the Treasurer's office at 720.523.6160 (due to COVID remote working, it may be a business day or two before a return call is made, so be sure to answer if you see a 720-523-6160 call).

About the Adams County Treasurer: The Adams County Treasurer collects all Adams County revenues on behalf of the County and all government entities which use property tax as a source of revenue. The Treasurer also functions as the County's bank: Receiving, investing, and, disbursing monies in accordance with the Colorado Constitution and state statute. The Adams County Treasurer is a constitutional office, and the incumbent of the position is elected by the voters of Adams County. The Treasurer elected position is currently held by Lisa L. Culpepper.


For Immediate Release:

June 29, 2020

Contact:

Lisa L. Culpepper, Adams County Treasurer and Public Trustee, lculpepper@adcogov.org

720-523-6160

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Counties to Temporarily Waive Interest on Property Tax Payments

Adams County Board of County Commissioners Approves in Public Meeting

Supporting Waivers through July 2020


Brighton, CO (June 29th) The Adams County Treasurer and Public Trustee continues to waive interest charges on delinquent payments through the end of July 2020.

By working closely with state legislators and county treasurers from Jefferson, Boulder, Summit County, and Eagle County, the bill was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on June 14, 2020. The Treasurer, with new statutory authority, immediately approved the continuing waiver for all of Adams County taxpayers.

The approval by the Board of County Commissioners today is a clear continuing endorsement by the Adams County BoCC. Such endorsement was made clear by their voice on the record in the Public Meeting today.

The Treasurer made clear that her approval of waiving interest is limited; interest will again be due and owing for any taxpayer who has not paid in full their real property or business personal property tax on or before July 31, 2020. This is a window of opportunity being provided to the taxpayers of Adams County to pay their taxes interest-free in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

The Adams County Treasurer will continue, with her colleague Treasurers in Summit, Jefferson, Boulder, and Eagle, to work with the state legislature to remove very old restrictions on the constitutionally elected county treasurers' authorities from statutes. While, as Summit County Treasurer Ryne Scholl stated, the county treasurers" ' " authority granted in" Colorado House Bill 20-1421" to implement [tax collections] strategy will sunset in 2020", many county treasurers, including Adams County Treasurer Culpepper, will continue advocating for the constitutional authority of the County Treasurer to more closely align with the Colorado Constitution, and to work with county taxpayers on payment plans and interest waivers.

Culpepper's office is encouraging the Adams County taxpayers to submit payment as soon as possible, and to not wait until July 31. The collection of property taxes is vital to the funding of daily operations of the county; for funding Fire protection and response; and, to continue the operations of water/sanitation services (amongst other services provided) in Adams County.

The policy is open to anyone but does not extend to accounts where the taxes are remitted by a mortgage company through a taxpayer's escrow account or by a title company as part of a real estate closing.

Payment and interest information is available by calling the Treasurer's office at 720-523-6160, or by email at treasurer@adcogov

About the Adams County Treasurer: The Adams County Treasurer collects all Adams County revenues on behalf of the County and all government entities which use property tax as a source of revenue. The Treasurer also functions as the County's bank: Receiving, investing, and, disbursing monies in accordance with the Colorado Constitution and state statute. The Adams County Treasurer is a constitutional office, and the incumbent of the position is elected by the voters of Adams County. The Treasurer elected position is currently held by Lisa L. Culpepper. More information can be found at http://www.adcogov.org/treasurer


SHORT TERM RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Brothers Redevelopment

Website: www.brothersredevelopment.org
Phone: 1-844-926-6632
Email ehap@brothersredevelopment.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Counties Served: Statewide

The Salvation Army

Website: https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/intermountain_us_west/covid-19-get-help/
Phone: 855-768-7977
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Counties Served: Statewide

 

FRONT RANGE ORGANIZATIONS
SERVING ADAMS COUNTY

Almost Home, Inc.

Website: www.almosthomeonline.org
Phone: 303-659-6199
Email: ashley@almosthomeonline.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Ashley Dunn
Counties Served: Adams, Weld

Jewish Family Service

Website: https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/
Phone: 720-248-4690
Email: centralintake@jewishfamilyservice.org
Hours: Monday through Friday  8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Counties Served: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson

Family Tree

Website: www.thefamilytree.org
Phone: 303.467.2604
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Counties Served: Adams Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson 

Volunteers of America Colorado

Website: https://www.voacolorado.org/
Phone: 720-229-0428
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Counties Served: Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Jefferson

Memorial Day Weekend and Adams County Schedule Change

Happy Friday and long Memorial Weekend. As I think deeply today of my father who was a "lifer" in the nation's military, who was deployed to Korea, Viet Nam, and the Asian theatre (locations too numerous to identify here!), I'm eternally grateful to him and all other persons who have served this Country so fully — in times past and through this COVID-19 time.

Our county buildings are preparing for reopening on June 2 — about a week away — and it's important to remember that Staying Safe and Staying Home are still paramount for you and for our staff.

The Treasury will still be staffed at essential personnel only, and the building management will require that, IF you must come in, you will be masked and gloved. We do ask that you not come to the Treasury without calling our office first to get an appointment — 720.523.6160.

Please enjoy your long weekend, your remembrance and honor to those who have served this Country so fully, and be safe and healthy — mask up for you and your loved ones!



As part of its COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County, through its Community & Economic Development Department, is establishing the Small Business Stabilization Program to provide local businesses with grants up to $35,000, dependent on business needs, to retain jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants for the Small Business Stabilization Program are paid for by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve the physical, economic, and social conditions for low- to moderate-income populations.

"Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community," said Commissioner Mary Hodge, champion of the Business Support Response & Recovery Team. "This program can help small business owners financially in their time of need, and those owners can then provide support to their employees until our economy is stabilized."

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, HUD provided CDBG grantees, including Adams County, guidance on infectious disease response and how to minimize community impact. County staff are working to reduce the negative impacts of the outbreak, and the Small Business Stabilization Program is the first plan to be realized.

According to HUD?s guidance, CDBG funds can be used to assist for-profit businesses to avoid job loss caused by closures related to social distancing. Funding can provide short-term working capital assistance to small businesses to enable retention of jobs and provide organizational stability.

Local businesses can apply for a small business grant beginning Monday, May 4, at noon. Applications will be open until 50 applications are received and will reopen if more funds are available. Applicants may call 720.523.6200 or email CommDev@adcogov.org for more information.

Businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • The business must have 1-25 full-time employees (FTEs) and been operating as of Feb. 12, 2019.
  • The business must have a physical establishment and address within unincorporated Adams County; the cities of Northglenn, Brighton, or Federal Heights; or the Town of Bennett.
  • Businesses with more than one physical location may apply for the grant program for one location only.
  • The business must have experienced a loss of revenue due to Public Health Orders enacted for COVID-19.
  • The business owner must demonstrate how the grant will retain jobs — at least one full-time equivalent job (1,750 hours annually) or two permanent part-time jobs (at least 875 hours each annually) for individuals whose households earn 80% of the Area Median Income or less, as specified on the Small Business Stabilization Program website.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate they were unable to obtain federal Small Business Administration assistance or did not receive enough assistance.

Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and in proportion to the contribution made from the contributing jurisdiction.

The award amount will be determined based on the demonstrated need, up to $35,000.

The Board of County Commissioners voted to amend the 2019 Annual Action Plan to establish the Small Business Stabilization Program at public hearing on Tuesday, April 21.

On 04/06/2020, Governor Polis granted further authority to the County Treasurers to waive interest on the first half real property tax payment (which was due 03/02/2020), so long as the taxpayer pays that first half on or before 04/30/2020. (A prior Executive Order granted authority to the Treasurer to waive interest through 04/20/2020). The language of the current Executive Order follows: here



Excerpt from Governor Polis' 04/06/2020 Order:

2. Replace Paragraph II.I (of the 03/21/2020 Executive Order) with the following:

I authorize the County Treasurers of the State of Colorado to take action to suspend or waive delinquent interest through April 30, 2020 that may accrue pursuant to the provisions of C.R.S. 39-10-104.5 as a result of delinquent tax payments. I further authorize county treasurers to accept multiple payments from any taxpayer ahead of payment deadlines and encourage any taxpayer to make second-installment payments ahead of the June 15 deadline established in C.R.S. 39-10-104.5(2). Any action by a Treasurer to waive delinquent interest shall be made with advance notice to any entity that imposes a mill levy within the county and shall be made available on the Treasurer?s website, electronic mail, or automated messages. This Executive Order does not authorize County Treasurers to waive delinquent interest pursuant to the provisions of C.R.S. 39-10-104.5 that accrues after April 30, 2020. (Emphasis in bold is added here by the Treasurer).


We are working. Many people have called assuming we are not working, because our building is closed. We are working, and all payments are being processed each day that we receive them from the USPS. Please pay with a check by mailing it (with your coupon, if possible), or click the 'I Have Read The Above Statement' link above to pay online, or you can drop it off at the building in our drop box or the ballot boxes listed on this site. We are working to keep Adams County operating smoothly through this pandemic. Thank you!