Pitkin County is a Home Rule county and the Pitkin County Treasurer is an appointed position and serves at the pleasure of the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners.
The Treasurer is responsible for:
- Collection of property taxes
- Custodian of other funds collected by various county departments
- Collects deposits from the United States Government, State of Colorado, County Clerk and Recorder, Sheriff's Office, Community Development, Roaring Fork Transit Authority, Pitkin County Library, Senior Services, Airport and various other departments.
- Distributes funds to the different taxing authorities which includes: school districts, Colorado Mountain College, cities and special districts within the county.
- Tax Deferment
- Mobile Home Authentications
- Certificates of Taxes Due
- Tax Searches
The Treasurer's Office enforces collection of delinquent personal property taxes by distraint, seizure, and sale of such property and conducts an annual delinquent real estate property tax lien sale.
The Office of the Public Trustee is responsible for releasing deeds of trust (mortgages) and administering foreclosure proceedings (deeds of trust in default) on properties within Pitkin County.