Treasurer / Public Trustee

Important Information: COVID-19

Beginning March 21, 2020, and until April 30, 2020, the Pitkin County Treasurer and Public Trustee’s Office, in accordance with Governor Polis’ Executive Order D 2020 031, enacted temporary policies related to the late payment of property tax/delinquent interest and the suspension of new foreclosures. These policies have now expired. Details of these COVID-19 Temporary Policies are available here (link to PDF). Please contact us via phone or email with any questions.

 Pitkin County Treasurer / Public Trustee’s office is staffed and available to assist the public via phone, email and mail. Our department will continue to serve the public by processing online, mail, courier and county drop box payments and/or correspondences.  

o    DropBox/Mailing address: 530 E. Main St., Aspen, CO. 

o    Treasurer / Public Trustee email: treasurer@pitkincounty.com

o    Phone: (970) 920-5170

Pitkin County is a Home Rule county and the Pitkin County Treasurer / Public Trustee is an appointed position and serves at the pleasure of the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners.

Responsibilities
The Pitkin County Treasurer/Public Trustee’s Office
  • Inform the public about property taxation
  • Collect and distribute property taxes to support Pitkin County and other public service entities
  • Receive and deposit all other county revenue
  • Responsibly invest county money
  • Provide a mechanism for property owners to secure mortgage loans by holding property in trust
The Treasurer also collaborates with Pitkin County staff and community members to develop the financial resources needed to achieve the Board of County Commissioners’ and community's vision.

Public Trustee’s Office

The Public Trustee’s Office is unique among the 50 states. Deeds of Trust that secure indebtedness on real estate shall name the Public Trustee as trustee. The Public Trustee acts as an intermediary between the borrower and the lender.