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Please contact the Teller County Public Works Administration office at 719-687-8812, and we will be happy to help.
Yes. The County purchased the property with the idea that it would serve three open-land protection functions:
For a detailed description of the sources of funds for the $1.1 million purchase of Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area, view the Catamount Purchase Financial Information page.
The primary intent was to protect the land. This goal was met by the Conservation Easement, which is a legal deed restriction. It protects the land in perpetuity and substantially restricts any present and future uses on the property to maintain prescribed conservation values.
Teller County will be trading 35-acre parcels with the Catamount Institute. The trade will provide the County with property adjacent to Edlowe Road (County Road #28), and the opportunity to create a trailhead and trail linkages into the remainder of the Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area that easily accessible to Teller County residents. In addition, the trade gives the Catamount Institute 35 acres adjacent to its current property.
Yes, in 2006. Our target opening date will be in early summer. Parks Division staff will be working throughout the fall and winter updating management plans, writing grants, securing funds and volunteer support, and constructing a trailhead and trail linkages to meet our goals. In the meantime, the Catamount Institute will continue to offer group educational programs and hikes on both Institute and county-owned property. For current access policies, view the access policy (PDF).
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There are several ways you can help in your community through Colorado Life Trak:
If you have any questions or would like to donate to the program please email our Volunteer Coordinator.
Approximately 4.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's and related disorders - 60,000 of which live in Colorado.
You may protest your value only from the 1st business day in May to the 1st business day in June (typically May 1 to June 8).Do Not miss the deadline or you will not be able to protest after June 8.
For the 2023 appeal period, your value is the Assessor's Office estimate of the value of the property as of June 30, 2022. This date is set by Colorado law. The Assessor can only consider sales and other market information from prior to June 30, 2022.
You have three options for protesting:
Note: If you are protesting in an even-numbered year, your right to appeal expires June 1 of that even-numbered year.
To assist you in protesting your value, please do the following:
Show facts, such as:
Note: Your value is based on Market sales - not based on your neighbor's value. You will need to use comparable market sales to value your home.
If the Assessor denies your request for revaluation, you may appeal to the County Board of Equalization (CBOE). If you request a hearing, you may:
For the 2023 appeal period, your value is the Assessor's Office estimate of the value of the property as of June 30, 2022. This date is set by Colorado law. The CBOE can only consider sales and other market information from prior to June 30, 2022.
If the CBOE denies the taxpayer's request, the taxpayer may request binding arbitration, appeal to the State BAA (Board of Assessment Appeals) or to District Court.More information about District Court
The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) hears appeals filed by real and personal property owners about their assigned property values after the CBOE has rendered a decision on the appeal of the Assessor's valuation. If you disagree with the CBOE's decision, you may appeal to the BAA within 30 days from the date of the CBOE decision.Information about rules and the current Appeal Form.
If you do not agree with the decision of the BAA, you may appeal to the Court of Appeals.
There are two ways to access the data:
Make an appointment with the appraiser who is handling your area and bring all of your information with you, including:
Please complete the Withdrawal Form (PDF) and email, fax, scan, mail or personally deliver the signed form.Contact InfoAssessor Office LocationTeller County Courthouse101 W Bennett AvenueCripple Creek, CO 80813Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1008 Cripple Creek, CO 80813Phone:719-689-2941 Fax: 719-689-0988Email the AssessorOffice HoursMonday through Friday (except Holidays)8 am to 4:30 pm.
We offer low cost or no cost confidential services. Fees for birth control services and supplies based on a sliding scale according to income level. In addition, we have other programs you may qualify for to cover recommended cancer screenings.
Due to our varying clinic hours, we recommend scheduling an appointment when possible. However, we do accept walk-ins but annual exams are by appointment only. Phone: 719-687-6416
Yes, our services are confidential. We will not give out your personal information without a signed consent.
Yes, we provide two types of emergency contraception at our clinics, Plan B One-Step® and Ella®.
ella® works by decreasing progesterone in the body which can stop or delay ovulation and may also change the lining of the uterus preventing the egg from implanting after ovulation.ella® should be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. ella® is only available by prescription.
The sooner you take any emergency contraception, the better it works. Emergency contraception is a backup method of birth control you can use when:
Our health providers will meet with you one-on-one to discuss sexual and reproductive health topics, and questions and can assist you with contraceptive decision-making.
No one will be turned away for their inability to pay.
No, under Colorado law (Colorado Revised Statute 13-22-105) teens can access these services without parental consent
We see all gender identities.
We accept Medicaid. We do not bill private insurance. However, you may pay for services out-of-pocket (sliding fee scale) and submit the bill to your insurance company.
Interest accrues on unpaid amounts at a rate of 1% per month. Accounts with less than $50.00 due will incur an additional $25.00 fee, if not paid by June 15th.
A penalty of up to $25 will be added to taxes of $50 or less if not paid by June 15th, per Colorado statute.
No, we do not report non-payment of taxes to the credit bureaus.
There is a $20.00 bad check fee, and the County Treasurer reserves the right to add your name to the Bad Check Writer's Listing, thereby your use of personal checks and eChecks to pay taxes will be indefinitely suspended.
If making two equal payments, taxes are due February 28th and June 15th. If making a single, whole amount, payment, that payment is due April 30th.
For the purposes of current year tax payments only, and there are no other tax liens on the property, we will accept your payment with a postmark on the next mailing day.
There are 2 ways. First one: if you pay by mail and send a stamped/self addressed envelope, we will send you a receipt. Second is through the website, Treasurer's Office, then by clicking on the "Research Treasurer's Detail".
In most cases, a portion of your monthly house payment goes toward property taxes, and then the mortgage company ensures that the taxes are paid. However, there are some exceptions.
Yes, we accept personal checks, unless there is an existing tax lien on the property.
No, we do not accept post dated checks.
Please make your check out to "Teller County Treasurer," and also please indicate your account number on the check.
No. We accept mailed in, over the phone, and online payments, as well.
Yes. Payments with Credit Card incur a 2.4% convenience fee that will be added to the amount paid. Payments with an eCheck incur a $1.50 convenience fee that will be added to the amount paid.
You will receive an email confirmation of your payment immediately. It could take up to 3 business days for the Treasurer's Detail to be updated.
Yes, we accept credit card payments in the office.
We handle this the same way as a bad personal check. The account incurs a $20.00 bad check fee, and the County Treasurer reserves the right to add your name to the Bad Check Writer's Listing, thereby your use of personal checks and eChecks to pay taxes will be indefinitely suspended.
Yes, we can accept payment over the phone.
Only in the rarest of circumstances will we allow for prepayment of property taxes. In nearly all cases we do not allow it.
The only payment options you have are 2 equal payments, or one single payment. While the idea of a monthly tax payment is appealing, it actually increases county workload 600%-plus per account.
That listing will be available in late September, both on-line and via our paper of record, The Pikes Peak Courier.
Yes. Please contact our office to discuss. The listing is available to view or download County Held Liens (PDF)
It is the first full weekend in November.
To both questions, the answer is a firm "No." You hold a lien against the property, not the property itself. Visiting or entering the property would be trespassing.
While the owner of the property is a matter of public record, we absolutely do not recommend that you contact the property owner to "get them to pay," or for any other reason. On the strongest of terms, we discourage such activity.
After you hold the lien for 3 years, you may apply for a deed.
We can accept credit cards (both in the office and online) to satisfy a lien. Only other forms of payment will be with certified funds (cash, cashier's check, or money order).
The County Treasurer does not set tax rates, nor do we do assessments. For the estimated value of your property, please contact the Assessor's Office, and for the mill levy rates applied, please contact the governing bodies of your local entities, such as water, school and fire districts.
That is done through the Assessor's Office. Please check the Seniors / Veterans / Gold Star Spouses Tax Exemptions Page.
The process is a long one, and it will not be immediately available when you apply. For more information, please check the Seniors / Veterans / Gold Star Spouses Tax Exemptions Page.
Statements are usually mailed around January 25th. If you have not received your statement by February 15th, please call the Treasurer's Office at 719-689-2985. You can get a free copy of your tax statement via the Research Account Detail, listed above.
Yes, please check the Treasurer's Office. You can get a free copy of your tax statement via the "Research Treasurer's Detail".
No, you are still responsible for paying taxes on time. Please contact us to ensure that we have the correct mailing address on file.
Colorado WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. WIC is The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
WIC is administered by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.
Colorado WIC wants to see your family happy, healthy and thriving. In addition to food assistance, we also provide nutrition education; breastfeeding counseling and pumps; and the support you need to keep your family healthy.
Residents of Teller County and Southern Park County obtain services through Teller County Public Health
WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children younger than age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:
And that's not all! WIC also offers nutrition and health education on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breastfeeding, and shopping on a budget.
WIC food benefits make it easier for you to provide the healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC food benefits are also easy to use. Use them to get free healthy food, including:
Do you have questions? Contact Teller County Public Health today to learn more.
WIC is for all kinds of families: married, single and foster parents; working or not working.
You can participate in WIC if you:
If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) or SNAP, you are automatically WIC income eligible. Foster children younger than age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC.
WIC welcomes men! WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, and other guardians play in caring for children. Fathers and other caregivers of children younger than 5 are encouraged to bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition and health education, and use the eWIC card in grocery stores.
Call Teller County Public Health at 719-687-6416 and ask for the WIC Program specialist to set up an appointment.
WIC clinics statewide are now issuing eWIC cards to WIC families. (No More Checks!) WIC clients use their eWIC card like a debit card to purchase WIC approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores.
More information on eWIC cards