Treasurer & Public Trustee

The Tax Notices mailed to property owners have a printing error at the bottom of the page on the payment stubs. The colored headers for the First Payment and Full Payment were switched. The left-most stub should have been titled "FIRST HALF PAYMENT" and the right-most stub should have been "FULL PAYMENT". Otherwise, the payment stubs are correct.

Tax Notice Payment Stub Correction

 

 

 

Property taxes can be paid online, mailed, or paid by phone with a fee. To confirm paid taxes, click "Make a Payment", then search by name or account number to see the payment details.

There are 3 payment options. To avoid double payment, CLICK ONLY 1 BOX!

  • Check Box 1 to make the 1st half payment (due February 28).
  • Check Box 2 to make the 2nd half payment (due June 15).
  • Check Box 3 to make the Full payment (due May 2).

Pay Property Taxes Online

If paying by mail, include a payment stub with your check and mail to:
San Juan County Treasurer
PO Box 368, Silverton, CO 81433

If paying by credit card, there is a fee to cover County expenses.

How to Estimate Property Taxes

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 970.387.5488 or email treasurer@sanjuancolorado.us, and we will return your inquiry when we are in the office.

- Deanna Jaramillo, Treasurer & Public Trustee


Office of the County Treasurer
The county treasurer is responsible for the collection, custody, maintaining accurate and proper accounting, and distribution of county funds. The treasurer also has the responsibility of mailing annual delinquent property tax notices, collecting tax payments, and disbursing monies to the taxing entities. The treasurer holds an annual tax lien sale auction to collect outstanding delinquent tax monies. The treasurer's office serves as a general collection agency for all county departments.

Public Trustee
The Public Trustee handles Foreclosures of Deeds of Trust, Releases of Deeds of Trust, and Tax Escrow Accounts for Land Purchase Contracts for properties located in San Juan County. The powers, duties, and procedures for the operation of the office are defined in Title 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The powers and duties of the office of the Public Trustee and procedures for the operation of the office are defined in Title 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Volume 10. The areas covered are: Releases of Deeds of Trust Foreclosures of Deeds of Trust Tax Escrow Accounts for Land Purchase Contracts General Public Trustee Information House Bill Number 48 was approved by the Colorado General Assembly on March 5, 1894. The ACT established the office of the Public Trustee in each county of the State of Colorado and provides a system of checks and balances between the borrower and the lender. All deeds of trust given to secure indebtedness on real estate shall name as trustee such Public Trustee who acts as an intermediary between the borrower and the lender. Unique among the fifty states in its public trustee/lender relationship, Colorado foreclosure statutes, as interpreted by the courts, have provided a reasonably quick and inexpensive process for the lienor to exercise its rights and remedies, while affording the owner of the property a fair opportunity to protect his interest in the property. For the Public Trustee to have the powers granted by statute, deeds of trust must grant such trustee an interest in the property encumbered by the Deed of Trust. Any deed of trust that names anyone other than a Public Trustee is deemed to be a mortgage for all purposes and a foreclosure on a mortgage would have to be handled judicially. The Public Trustee's responsibility is to ensure that each interested party complies with the State statutes. The San Juan County Public Trustee holds foreclosure sales at 10 a.m. Tuesdays on the east steps of the County Courthouse, 1557 Greene Street, Silverton, Colorado.

County Courthouse
Office: 1557 Greene St, Silverton CO 81433
US Mail: PO Box 368, Silverton CO 81433
Phone: 970.387.5488
Fax: 970.387.8046
Email: treasurer@sanjuancolorado.us