Property taxes are due on January 1 for the previous year.
If you elect to pay your taxes in halves, the first half is payable by the last day of February. The second half payment is payable by June 15 of the year the taxes are due.
The entire tax amount can be paid in one installment on or before the last day of April.
When timely payment is made by mail and is postmarked by the Post Office on or before the deadline, it will be accepted as received on time.
Taxes totaling less than $25 cannot be paid in halves but are to be paid in one payment by the last day of April.
Taxes that are not paid in accordance with the statutory payment windows accrues interest pursuant to state law. If you are paying taxes after the payment windows, please use the following table which provides the interest percentage and remit the additional amount with your tax payment.
Month Paid Half Tax Option Full Tax Option
May 3% 1%
June 15 4% 2%
June 16 4% 1% 2%
July 5% 2% 3%
August 6% 3% 4%
Assessments (Local Improvement District Installments, Additional Assessments, City/County Health Code.)
If your tax statement includes a payment for a local improvement district installment or an additional assessment, the interest chart for property taxes is not applicable. Prior to remitting payments for installments/assessments after the payment deadlines, please contact our office for the late payment charge.
A Few Things To Remember:
Make checks payable to: El Paso County Treasurer. Detaching and enclosing the proper coupon and using the return envelope will ensure timely and accurate processing of your payment.
If you are paying multiple schedules (accounts), please include the coupon for each schedule.
Unless your check clears through your bank, the taxes will remain unpaid. There is a $20 fee for all returned checks.
Checks are NOT accepted if drawn on banks outside of the United States.
If your taxes are paid by a mortgage company, keep the Property Tax Statement for your records and mail a copy to your lender.
Failure to receive a tax statement does NOT excuse payment of property taxes, interest, and/or fees when due. If you own more than one property and have not received all your statements, call the office at (719) 520-7900 or email TRSWeb@elpasoco.com.