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Pitkin County offices closed on holiday Fridays

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Because the Christmas and New Year’s holidays fall on Saturdays this year, Pitkin County government offices will be closed on the preceding Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31.

The Dec. 31 closure, which includes the Treasurer’s Office, could come as a surprise to those who intend to pay their 2010 property taxes before the end of the year, noted Tiffany Wancura, chief deputy treasurer.

“Since all government offices, most banks and the post office will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, we want to make sure people who plan to pre-pay their taxes pay them before that day,” Wancura said in a press release.

Property tax mill levies will be set by Dec. 20, but the treasurer normally doesn’t send property tax bills until mid-January.

“If property owners choose to pay their taxes before the mill levies are set, they can base their 2010 taxes off of their 2009 property tax rates or just send in what they can,” Wancura said. “We can make adjustments and give refunds after the fact if necessary.”

After mill levies are set, property owners can determine what their tax bills will be using a recently improved Internet search on the Treasurer’s Office website, at http://www.aspenpitkin.com/taxes. The website now offers more accurate and current information about individual property taxes.

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Another new feature on the treasurer’s website is a foreclosure search – go to http://www.aspenpitkin.com/foreclosure. This website tool will be updated in the coming months to provide up-to-date information on local foreclosures that can be searched by name or address.

The Treasurer’s Office staff is available during business hours to help “walk the public through” the websites in person or via the telephone at 920-5170.