2012 property tax notification includes smart phone feature
Information provided by Douglas County
Beginning the week of January 16, residential property owners in Douglas County began receiving one of two property tax information-types by U.S. mail – either a full property tax statement including all tax detail, or a postcard that invites the recipient to visit the County’s website for tax details.
New this year, the postcard, tailored to the approximately 70,000 taxpayers whose property taxes are paid by their lender, featured a personalized QR code that can be accessed via a smart phone QR code scanner. Postcard recipients can also choose to locate their detailed property tax information by going directly to the treasurer’s website at www.douglas.co.us/treasurer.
“As we planned for tax notification this year, we did so knowing – based on data from our countywide citizen survey – of the growth in individual smart phone use, and therefore anticipated that the added QR code would be a welcome convenience for property taxpayers,” said Diane Holbert, Douglas County treasurer.
Approximately 50,000 residential property owners who do not escrow property taxes to a lender, and therefore pay property taxes directly to Douglas County, will receive the full tax statement.
In addition to accepting payments through the mail or over the counter in the treasurer’s office, property taxes can be paid by automated telephone with credit card or electronic check/savings withdrawal; with credit card by telephone; online; in person; by mail to: Douglas County Treasurer, PO Box 1208, Castle Rock, CO 80104-1208; or at one of three different drop box locations.
To obtain a personalized tax analysis detailing how the Douglas County government’s portion of a property owner’s taxes are used to fund county services, go to www.douglas.co.us/taxes to access the Douglas County Tax Calculator.
Douglas County’s Tax Calculator will estimate an individual property’s proportionate cost share of 26 different services/service categories delivered by Douglas County, including road construction, law enforcement, parks and trails, public health, elections, snow removal, and traffic management.