COMING SOON! PUBLIC TRUSTEE’S OFFICE WILL MERGE INTO THE TREASURER'S OFFICE
Governor Jared Polis signed a law in June 2019 that puts the Public Trustee’s office into the Treasurer’s office. For many decades, most counties were already combined offices, excepting several of the Denver-metro counties, who’s Public Trustee was appointed by the governor and not elected as the Treasurer of the county. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2020.
In Adams County, very little will change for the people who have business with the Public Trustee (currently, Ms. Susan Orecchio), who is anticipated to remain the Public Trustee under the Treasury (Treasurer elected by Adams County voters, Lisa L. Culpepper, JD) for some time after the merger.
As Public Trustee Orecchio and Treasurer Culpepper continue to develop their merger transition plan, we will post updates to the Treasurer’s website. Call 720.523.6160 (Treasurer’s office) if you have any questions.
The satellite office of the Treasurer, at the Adams County Human Services Center, is closed permanently. A new satellite office location will be announced in the near future.
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The office prepares monthly statements reflecting amounts collected and disbursed to all underlying authorities. Click here to view statements.
: In addition to the collection of taxes, the Treasurer’s Office also administers tax deferment applications, manufactured home authentications, prepares Certificates of Taxes Due, prepares tax lien sale, processes redemptions, and responds to all other inquiries related to taxation.
Reports of the fiscal activities of the Treasurer's Office are submitted to the County Commissioners and published at least annually.
The Treasurer enforces collection of delinquent real property (“ad valorem”) taxes by conducting an annual delinquent real estate tax lien sale. Mobile homes are subject to distraint and are sold in the sale or the liens held by the County. Business Personal Property taxes that become delinquent are collected through Tax Compliance, a division in the Treasury, through distraint, seizure, and, sale of the property at public auction of the property.
The Treasurer is also a constitutionally-mandated member and Treasurer of the Adams County Retirement Board.
Lastly, the Adams County Treasurer’s office sponsors the Free IRS Income Tax Preparation Program (through the Internal Revenue Service) – serving our income-qualifying residents with free income tax preparation. All staff and volunteers in this program have been extensively trained by the Internal Revenue Service to assist in Federal and State income tax return preparation.