Park County-Held Tax Lien Certificates

County Held Liens

See Assessor's website "Search Property Data" for additional property information including legal.

See Treasurer's website "Verify Taxes Online" for current balance due plus an additional $4 assignment fee will be added.

Call Treasurer's office at 719-836-4242 if interested in purchasing the county held lien.

Tax Lien Certificates

  • Tax lien certificates are available to anyone who may wish to purchase them, except Park County Government employees or their families.
  • Most tax liens are sold at the yearly tax lien sale. Those not sold are then held by the County for purchase.
  • Purchasing tax lien certificates is a "buyer beware" proposition, we strongly advise that you conduct due diligence in researching a certificate before having it assigned to you.
  • Please research legal descriptions using maps and records available through the Assessor's Office.
  • You may also want to go to the property and see for yourself before making a decision.
  • Understand that you are holding a tax lien certificate; this does not give you any legal rights to the encumbered property.
  • In order to purchase a County-held tax lien certificate, you must pay the county the value of the certificate plus a $5 assignment fee.
  • You will be required to fill out a W-9 form (PDF).
  • Certificates are eligible for a Treasurer's Deed application after the lien has remained active for 3 years from the date of the original sale date.
  • There is a deed application fee; depending on the location and value fees range from $300 to $500.
  • The process usually takes approximately 6-9 months depending upon research time.
  • To purchase a County-held tax lien certificate, contact the Treasurer's office at 719-836-4242.

Tax Lien Information