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Glenis Pearson, San Juan County Treasurer

435-587-3237, Ext 4114

Marty Shupe - Deputy Treasurer
435-587-3237, Ext 2

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 817
Monticello, UT 84535

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday,
except Federal and State Holidays

Glenis Pearson - Treasurer

The Treasurer's Office is Responsible for:

Collection of Real Property Taxes
Distribution of Tax Funds
Reconciliation of Bank Statements
Investment of County and Tax Funds

Methods of Payment

The San Juan County Treasurer's office currently accepts cash, checks and electronic payments.  To make an electronic payment, please click here.

Delinquent Property Taxes

For a list of 2016 delinquent property taxes please click here.

Additional Information

Click on a topic below for more information.

Tax notices
Payment of property taxes
Date tax is delinquent
Tax lien
Partial payments
Did not receive a tax notice
Treasurer's duties and limitations
Abatements and tax relief
Tax history
Where does your tax dollar go?

Tax Notices

Tax notices are sent from the Treasurer's Office prior to November 1st of each year. The tax assessment is for twelve months, January 1st through December 31st, covering the calendar year in which the notice is sent. The tax notice will be mailed to the Recorded Owner as of January 1st of that year.

The tax notice will set out the aggregate amount of taxes to be paid for state, county, school, city and any other taxing unit. For any property upon which a tax delinquency exists the tax notice will be marked "Back taxes DELINQUENT from prior years".

Payment of Property Taxes

Property taxes are to be paid directly to the Treasurer by mail or in person. The tax stub or an identifying number should accompany the payment. The Treasurer is not responsible for an individual paying on the wrong account.

Prepayment coupons are provided as a convenient means of prepaying property taxes. This is not a requirement nor are there any penalties attached for missed or late prepayments.  The prepayment booklet contains nine coupons and will NOT pay the current year tax in full.  The final payment will be your tax notice.  Coupon payment amounts are based on the PREVIOUS year's tax amount.

Coupons are not required if you choose to make prepayments throughout the year. Your payment can be processed as long as it is for a minimum of $10.00 and you have provided us with a valid parcel number. However, all prior years' taxes must be paid before current prepayments will be applied.

To request a prepayment coupon booklet check the appropriate box on the payment stub of your tax notice, contact our office at 435-587-3237, Ext. 2 or e-mail us at: gpearson@sanjuancounty.org or mshupe@sanjuancounty.org.

Date Tax is Delinquent

All taxes unpaid or postmarked after November 30 of each year following the date of levy, are delinquent (unless November 30 falls on a weekend, then the delinquent date would be the first business day following November 30).  For each parcel, all delinquent taxes are subject to a penalty of 2.5% or $10.00 whichever is greater.  The penalty will be reduced to the greater of 1% or $10.00 if all delinquent taxes and the 1% penalty are paid on or before January 31.  If tax and penalty are not paid by January 31, the amount of taxes and penalty shall bear interest at the rate of 6% over the "Federal Discount Rate" that exists on January 1 following the date of delinquency.  Interest will also be calculated retroactive to January 1.  According to State statute, interest must be at least 7% but not more than 10%.

Tax Lien

A tax upon real property is a lien against the property assessed. A tax due of improvements upon real property assessed to a person other than the owner of the real property is a lien upon the property and improvements. These liens attach as of January 1st of each year.

Property liens not paid prior to a lapse of four years from the date of lien is subject to an "Auditor Tax Sale". An Auditor Tax Sale will be held each year in May or June.

Property may be redeemed at any time prior to the tax sale. A person can redeem property by paying to the County Treasurer all delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and administrative costs that have accrued on the property.

Partial Payments

At any time prior to expiration of the redemption period partial payments can be made against the lien. Payments will be applied in the following order: Interest and penalty against the tax of the most current year, tax on the most current year and so on until the full amount of delinquent taxes, penalties, and interest are paid.

Didn't Get a Tax Notice

If you move and do not notify the Treasurer's office of your new address you may not receive your tax notice(s). Although we may receive changes from the post office after a mailing, forwarding may already have expired. Addresses sent to us by the post office are not always readable or correct. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to see that the correct address is always on file. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR NOTICE BY NOVEMBER 1, CONTACT THIS OFFICE.

If your deed was not filed with the Recorder prior to the cut off date, the tax notice will be sent to the seller of the property with a notation to send on to the new buyer. Sellers do not always send the notice on.

If the recorded document does not have an address or has an incomplete address you may not receive your notice. If your recorded document does not initiate a correct chain of title the name of record and address will not be changed by the Recorder's Office.

It is the taxpayer's responsibility to see that they receive all of their tax notices. Check your descriptions and acreage, be sure they all add up. If you have a question, call us at 435-587-3237, Ext 2.

Duties and Limitations

It is the responsibility of the Treasurer to collect the taxes as they are charged. We do not assess values (see Assessor's duties) or set tax rates (see Clerk/Auditor's duties). We cannot make adjustments or relieve taxes (see Board of Adjustments - County Commission).

Abatements and Tax Relief

The following abatements are available: Circuit Breaker, Low Income, Hardship, Veterans, Blind, Disability and Widow or Widower.

Contact the Clerk/Auditor's Office at 435-587-3223, Ext 1 for eligibility criteria and amounts.

Tax History

Tax Assessment Rolls are a permanent record and are open to the public for research.  These records are on microfilm in the Records Retention Department. You may research these records on your own at a cost of $2.00 per page for copies. If you require us to do the research, $10.00 per hour plus $2.00 per page will be charged.

Where does your tax dollar go?

San Juan County Treasurer's Office
117 South Main
P.O. Box 817
Monticello, UT 84535-0817

435-587-3237, Ext 2
E-mail: : gpearson@sanjuancounty.org


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