August 1 of each year, tax sale buyers are offered the option of paying the current years’ unpaid taxes on properties for which they hold a tax lien.
Each buyer will receive a subsequent tax notice and a letter regarding the subsequent payments from the Grand County Treasurer’s Office.
Subsequent taxes earn the same interest rate as the certificate amount and will begin accruing interest upon receipt of the payment.
Applying for a Treasurer's Deed
A tax sale buyer is eligible to apply for a Treasurer’s Deed on any certificate he/she holds three years after the date of the sale. To apply for a Treasurer’s Deed, please send the following:
It takes approximately five months for the deed application to be processed. During this time, the Treasurer’s Office pays a title company for a List of Parties and publishes a notice in the local newspaper. The total cost to process a deed application, including Treasurer’s fees, postage and copying costs, averages $600.
One month prior to the deed date, our office will send the tax sale buyer a letter requesting the balance due on fees, if any, and amounts due to redeem outstanding subsequent tax liens on the property. If the deposit is more than the actual costs, a refund check will be forwarded to the tax sale buyer along with the deed.
The tax lien may be redeemed up until 9:59 a.m. on the morning of the deed date. At 10 a.m. the property is deeded to the tax sale buyer.