Property taxes due; amounts posted online

Your property tax bill for 2012 is not quite in the mail, but it will be soon.

Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich said Monday that the 2013 Property Tax Roll has been certified, and people who are on the hook for residential, commercial and business personal property taxes for 2012 can today look up what they owe at treasurer.mesacounty.us.

Rich’s office said people can expect their bills to be sent in the mail the week of Jan. 21, but for now, all the data is live online.

By clicking the “Pay/View Property Taxes” link, and following the directions on the web page, county residents can see what they owe in 2013, property taxes in arrears for 2012.

There are a number of ways to pay the bill. If paying in two installments, the first is due on or before the last day of February, and the second installment no later than June 15. You can either pay via the return envelope sent with your bill, or go to the Treasurer’s office, 544 Rood Ave. in Grand Junction, to pay in person.

Online payment is possible, though you’ll end up paying a convenience fee of 2.5 percent on taxes owed. You can pay via credit card, but that transaction has to be done through the website, which will incur the additional fee.

If you prefer making a single payment, without incurring penalties, the amount you owe is due in full on or before 
April 30.

Rich said her office is in the process of printing and getting ready to mail more than 82,000 bills to Mesa County residents and businesses.

“So people should be watching for those toward the end of January,” Rich said.

If residents want to contest the amount that they owe, they need to get in touch with the Mesa County Assessor’s Office, Rich said.


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