Monday-Friday7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The list of tax liens available to purchase is advertised in a local newspaper for three consecutive weeks before the sale. The list is also available on the treasurer's website in a format that can be downloaded into a spreadsheet for analysis. A "condensed list" is posted online at the beginning of the tax sale. This is the advertised list, minus the tax liens that have been paid since the list was published.
The asset you are purchasing is the tax lien, not the property.
This does not give you ownership or legal rights to the property in any way. Every parcel will be offered in compliance with Chapter 39, Article 11, of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Each parcel will be subject to online bidding and will be sold to the person who pays the highest amount, in excess of said taxes, penalty, interest and costs.
Most people participate in the tax lien sale because the interest rates are better than those offered for savings accounts or Certificates of Deposit. Jefferson County has never deeded a house or building of substantial value for unpaid taxes. Individuals wishing to obtain property may wish to contact the Public Trustee regarding foreclosure sales.
Caveat Emptor(Buyer Beware):
The interest rate offered at each year's tax sale is nine points above the federal discount rate set on September 1 per Colorado State Statue 39-12-103(3). The interest rate you receive on your certificate will remain the same through the duration you hold that certificate. The interest rate in 2013 will be 10%.
Register for the tax lien sale
Administration & Courts Facility 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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