Boulder County Treasurer
Late Payment / Delinquent Interest Policy
March 21, 2020
With Executive Order D 2020 012, Governor Polis authorized the County Treasurers to suspend or waive delinquent interest that may accrue as a result of delinquent tax payments for 30 days. By law, the Governor must limit the executive order for 30 days to allow the Legislature to take action. Should the Legislature not act within that time period, and the situation that brought on the need for the Executive Order still exists, the Governor can choose to extend those provisions.
There is no guarantee that we will be able to waive interest for the full payment deadline on April 30th.
I know that many taxpayers had planned on paying their taxes in full by April 30th. I also know that paying in full will now be difficult for many taxpayers. From now until April 20th, my office will accept delinquent 1st half payments (originally due March 2nd) without interest. The second half payment will be due June 15th.
Unfortunately, you cannot make this 1st half payment without interest through our online system. Instead, please either drop a check or cash by our Boulder Office on the Pearl Street Mall (1325 Pearl Street) or send it in the mail to PO BOX 471, Boulder, CO 80306-0471. You can also use our 24 hour automated phone payment system by calling 1-800-272-9829, using Jurisdiction Code 1601. If you pay on the phone system, there is a 2.5% charge for using a credit card, but it is free to use an e-check.
If either the Legislature or the Governor extend my authority past the April 30th full payment deadline, we will readdress this policy.
This waiver of the first half payment interest does not extend to accounts where the taxes are being remitted by a mortgage company through a taxpayer’s escrow account or by a title company as part of a real estate closing.
The Executive Order only extends to current year (2019 taxes) delinquent tax payments, not on any other interest or fees and only applies to payments made between March 20th and April 20th.
RESOURCES TO HELP
There are many resources to help taxpayers during this situation. You can find a link to some of them through my website, the State of Colorado website, or through the websites of most local TV stations