Treasurer News

Property Tax FAQs

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Follow this link to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Pay Taxes Online

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As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient service, Morgan County has partnered with ACI Worldwide to offer payment of taxes and fees over the Internet. American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, and Visa® credit and debit cards and electronic checks are accepted. ACI Worldwide, the service provider, charges a convenience fee for payment processing on credit and debit cards. There is no fee for electronic checks.

To Make a Tax Payment Online, locate your account using the Treasurer Web Search (Property Search) and follow the online instructions. 
(You also may pay by telephone by dialing 1-800-272-9829: use Jurisdiction Code 1610.)

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Notice of Property Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens and Disabled Veterans

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A property tax exemption is available to senior citizens, qualifying disabled veterans, the surviving spouses of Gold Star veterans and the surviving spouses of senior citizens or disabled veterans who were previously granted the exemption. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax. Once approved, the exemption remains in effect for future years, and the applicant need not reapply.  The General Assembly may eliminate the funding for the Senior Citizen Exemption or Disabled Veteran Exemption at their discretion in any year that the budget does not allow for the reimbursement. 

Application requirements are as follows:

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SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION

The exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application, b) owned their home for at least 10 years as of January 1, and c) occupied it as their primary residence and have done so for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the application. The exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who previously met the requirements. The application deadline is July 15 (if this date falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to the next business day). The application form is available from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the Morgan County Assessor.  The application must be submitted to the county Assessor at the following address:

Tim Amen
Morgan County Assessor
P.O. Box 892
Fort Morgan, CO 80701-0892
Telephone: 970-542-3512 Fax: 970-542-3516
Email: asrmorganc@co.morgan.co.us

DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION

The exemption is available to applicants who: a) sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, b) were honorably discharged, and c) were rated by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs as one hundred percent permanent disability through disabiity retirement benefits.  Disabilities rated at less than one hundred percent and VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement. The applicant must have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application; however, limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the eligibility requirements section of the application. The application deadline is July 1 (if this date falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to the next business day).  Application forms are available from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the Morgan County Assessor. Completed applications must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at the following address:

Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
155 Van Gordon St, Suite 201
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Phone: 303-914-5832 Fax: 303-914-5835
Website: https://vets.colorado.gov

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DISABLED VETERAN SURVIVING SPOUSE EXEMPTION

The exemption is available to surviving spouses of disabled veterans who had the disabled veteran exemption and who passed away prior to January 1 of the current year.  The property must be owner occupied and used as the primary residence of an owner-occupier who is the surviving spouse of a qualifying disabled veteran.  The application deadline is July 1 (if this date falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to the next business day).  Applications are available from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the Morgan County Assessor.  Completed applications must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at the following address:

Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
155 Van Gordon St, Suite 201
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Phone: 303-914-5832 Fax: 303-914-5835
Website: https://vets.colorado.gov

 

DISABLED VETERAN GOLD STAR SPOUSES

Beginning in January 2023, this exemption is available to surviving spouses of "Gold Star" Veterans.  The property must be owner occupied and used as the primary residence of an owner-occupier who is the surviving spouse of a qualifying Gold Star Veteran.  The application deadline is July 1 (if this date falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to the next business day).  In early January 2023 applications will be available from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the Morgan County Assessor. Completed applications must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at the following address:

Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
155 Van Gordon St, Suite 201
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Phone: 303-914-5832 Fax: 303-914-5835
Website: https://vets.colorado.gov

Electronic Notification and Delivery of Tax Notices

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The Colorado State General Assembly enacted legislation in 2010 allowing County Treasurers to send electronic notification to each person whose name appears on the tax list and warrant a statement or true and accurate notice of electronic statement availability, showing the total amount of taxes payable.

A taxpayer may request to receive statements and/or notification by electronic transmission. The taxpayer shall submit along with the request an electronic address to which the treasurer may send future statements. If a taxpayer subsequently requests to cease the electronic transmission of such statements and requests to receive future statements by mail, the treasurer shall comply with the request.

Failure of a taxpayer to receive the electronic statement shall not preclude collection by the treasurer of the amount of taxes due from and payable by the taxpayer.

If you wish to participate in this program and would like to have property tax notices supplied electronically, please notify this office and provide us with your e-mail address.