Park County-Held Tax Lien Certificates

Tax Lien Certifcates
  • 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.
  • 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) 836-4241.
Tax Lien Information