Due to the upcoming 2022 tax lien sale, 
 we cannot accept your personal check after August 31st or credit card payment
 after 3:00 PM MDT on September 22
nd, 2022.

Any payment offered after this date must be in the form of certified funds
 (Cash, Cashier's Check, Money Order)


To avoid having your property advertised for the tax lien sale, payment MUST be received and receipted before September 29th, 2022.


NO tax payments will be accepted after October 26th or during the tax lien sale auction.


Ouray County Online Tax Lien Sale
 Thursday October 27 through Wednesday November 2
nd, 2022.


List of available parcels will be posted here:

Page 1 and Page 2

The Updated 2022 Tax Lien Sale Rules are located here.

Reminder: We cannot accept your credit card payment over the phone or over the counter.

 The Ouray County Treasurer also serves as 
Public Trustee

Helpful Links, Documents, and Forms

2022 Monthly Distribution Statements

2021 Monthly Distribution Statements


Please be advised that the Ouray County Treasurer & Public Trustee and staff cannot give legal advice. Parties in need of legal advice are encouraged to conduct their own investigation into the release and/or foreclosure process and/or seek legal counsel in the private sector. 


Ouray County offers two "dropbox" locations for residents to drop-off property tax payments.

Dropbox locations: 

  • Ouray City Offices (near the flagpole) - 320 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO
  • Ouray County 4-H Event Center - 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway, CO
  • Near the Colona "welcome" sign, 35 Hotchkiss Ave (County Road 1), Colona, CO 81403
Dropbox General


The Ouray County Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Collecting property taxes. Property values are determined by the Ouray County Assessor.
  • Disbursing monies for obligations of the county on the orders of the Board of County Commissioners
  • Disbursing taxes to the taxing authorities (school districts, cities / towns, the county, special districts, etc.).
  • Investing the county's financial resources
  • Mailing property tax statements to the owner of record
  • Maintaining correct and proper accounting of all monies
  • Receiving monies from county departments

The Ouray County Treasurer also serves as Public Trustee