Boulder County Treasurer
Late Payment / Delinquent Interest Policy
May 1, 2020
With Executive Order D 2020 012, and extended with Executive Order D 2020 031, Governor Polis authorized the County Treasurers to suspend or waive delinquent interest that may accrue as a result of delinquent tax payments through April 30th. 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.
To date, the Governor has not further extended the delinquent interest waiver past April 30th. The Legislature has not returned into session to take any action.
Previously taxpayers that were planning on paying their full payment on April 30th could have instead made a first half payment (originally due March 2nd) without interest. Now, since the Executive Order has not been extended, taxpayers who choose to make only a first half payment can still do so with reduced interest rather than zero interest. Instead of being charged 3% interest through May 31st taxpayers will be charged 1% (still no interest charged for March and April). The second half payment will be due June 15th. Taxpayers who make a full payment are charged 1% by law.
Unfortunately, you cannot make this 1st half payment with reduced 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. Please call us for the amount owed to date. If you are using our website to pay the property taxes in full with interest and are using a credit card, there will also be a 2.5% processing charge.
If either the Legislature or the Governor extend my authority, 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 March and April 2020 interest.
RESOURCES TO HELP
There are many resources to help taxpayers during this situation. You can find a link to some of them through: