What was the interest rate for liens sold in 2019?
12%. The annual rate of interest is set nine (9) percentage points above the discount rate effective October 1 each year per 39-12-103 (3) C.R.S.
What is the redemption period of a tax lien?
Three (3) years from the original sale date.
If the tax lien is not redeemed within the three (3) year period, what do I do?
You may apply for a tax deed to the property.
Application may be made four (4) months prior to the third anniversary of the sale date.
Is there a fee to apply for a tax deed?
Yes. The deed application fee is $400.00 per tax lien sale certificate of purchase.
Do tax liens expire?
Yes. Unredeemed tax liens will expire on the 15th anniversary of the sale date.
What happens to unsold tax liens?
Unsold tax liens are struck to the County and are available for assignment.
Is a list of unsold tax liens available?
Yes. The list of County Held Tax Liens is available on our website under “Tax Lien Sale” > “County Held Tax Liens” or a hard copy may be requested from our office for a $5.00 fee made payable to the El Paso County Treasurer.