Treasurer/Public Trustee

Office Hours: By Appt Only Monday - Friday  8:00 - 4:30

Who are we?

The Las Animas County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the collection of all real estate, personal property, mineral rights, manufactured housing and Colorado State assessed taxes.

We also process redemptions, priors, assignments, pre-pays, endorsements, supplemental taxes, special assessments, tax certificates, and tax lien certificates.

We issue moving permits, manufactured home authentifications, and distraints for manufactured homes.

We process abatements, cancellations, omitted property and balance tax collections. We prepare and mail tax notices, and applications for Treasurer's Deeds. We maintain receipts and disbursements of all the various funds as mandated by state statute. We monitor the activity of these funds daily and reconcile each fund monthly to the master fund ledger.

The Las Animas County Treasurer's Office serves as a collection agency for all Las Animas County Departments.

The Las Animas County Treasurer's Office prepares the fund ledger, warrant & miscellaneous reports, annual - semi-annual reports - monthly reports for the Las Animas County Commissioners.

Our reports to the State of Colorado include abatements, homestead (senior exemption) and veteran's reports.

In the Las Animas County Public Trustee Office, we are mandated by Colorado State Law to administer real estate fore-closures, and for releasing liens when a mortgage is paid off.

Pay taxes by credit card

Due Dates & Interest Chart

Due dates for tax payment: Full payment is due April 30th (U.S. Postal Service Postmark is accepted) OR half payments are due February 28th and June 15th with no penalty. *Any tax amount less than $25.00 is due in one payment.

Due Dates February 28 June 15 April 30
Month Half Payment Options Full Payment Option * 
  First Second  
March 1% - -
 April 2% 
May 3% - 1%
June 15 4%  - 2% 
 June 16-30 4% 1%  2%
July 5% 2% 3%
August 6% 3% 4%
September 7% 4% 5%
October 8% 5% 6%
November 9% 6% 7%
December 10% 7% 8%


If your property goes to foreclosure auction sale and is purchased for more than the total owed to the lender and to all other lein holders, please contact the public trustee's office after the sale because you may have funds due to you. 



Donna J. Leonetti
Treasurer/Public Trustee

Donna J. LeonettiTreasurer/Public
Phone: 719-846-2981
Fax: 719-845-2591
Sarah A. MartinezDeputy
Phone: 719-846-2981
Fax: 719-845-2591
Phone: 719-846-2981
Fax: 719-845-2591
Deputy 2
Phone: 719-846-2981
Fax: 719-845-2591

Contact Us


200 E. First Street, Room 204
P. O. Box 13
Trinidad, CO 81082


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