The City of Lakewood Water/Sewer/Stormwater Utility Billing has a process to ensure fee collection from all property owners including, if necessary, placing a lien on the property. Liens are filed once a year with the Jefferson County Assessor's Office
and are attached to the property taxes as a special assessment.
The lien process is started in September, and the final liens are filed with Jefferson County by November 1. The past due accounts receive a “notice to lien” letter in September stating that payments are due by approximately October 20 in order to avoid being liened.
Once a utility lien has been filed with Jefferson County, collection of the lien is handled by the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office
Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office
100 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80419
The City of Lakewood Water/Sewer/Stormwater Utility Billing prepares a blanket release for liens in October of the following year. An early release of lien can be issued by sending a copy of the certified tax certificate from Jefferson County showing the lien has been paid, along with a check for $25.00 - made payable to the City of Lakewood:
City of Lakewood
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226-3127