Certification of Tax Levies

Submission of Certification of Tax Levies

Coming Soon – 2019 Mill Levy Certification Automation

Douglas County is automating its Tax Levy Certification submission process for this year’s certification.   The overall process will remain the same. The big change is how the tax levy data will be submitted to the County (consistent with the data submitted on the State DLG70 form).

The previous process was manual – information was submitted to Douglas County’s Budget Department where the information was manually entered into an Excel spreadsheet.

The new process is online and automated –  tax levy information will be submitted from a secure interface into a system that will provide automated processes for certification delivery to the Assessor’s Office and provide each District with the ability to instantly check, validate, and certify submissions.

Special Districts will have access to several training sessions, including one-on-one support and hands-on training materials to assist with this change.

During the coming months, Special Districts will receive periodic communications and updates, including screenshots of the new interface and the opportunity to demo the new process which will be available for submittal of 2019 mill levy information effective December 1, 2019.

For local taxing jurisdictions within Douglas County that are planning on levying a property tax, a certification of tax levy for the property tax must be submitted to the County by Dec. 15 pursuant to 39-5-128(1) C.R.S. For Douglas County, the Budget Department compiles the information and prepares the report for the Board of County Commissioners review and adoption at a public hearing.


For assistance or information on completing the information on the certification of tax levy form (DLG70), please contact the Colorado Division of Local Government.

It is important to note that each taxing jurisdiction should become knowledgeable about possible mill levy limitations based on their unique circumstances prior to submitting their certification of tax levy to the county. The Board of County Commissioners presumes that the taxing jurisdiction has complied with the Colorado constitutional and statutory requirements concerning said levies and the Board of County Commissioners assumes no liability or responsibility associated with any levy of any taxing jurisdiction except for the ministerial, non-discretionary act of certification.

Pursuant to 39-1-111 C. R. S., the County is required to certify the tax levies for itself, cities, towns, municipalities, school districts and special districts within its jurisdiction to the Assessor and report them to State of Colorado each year.

If you have questions regarding the submission of the certification of tax levy information to the county, please do not hesitate to contact the Budget Department at 303-663-6174.