The County Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, custody and disbursement of county funds. The treasurer is the public trustee, except in first and second class counties. The treasurer collects some state taxes and all property taxes – including those for other units of local government. The treasurer collects and disburses school funds belonging to school districts located within the county. The treasurer sends notices of and collects all property taxes for all local governments and disburses receipts for each after charging a statutory collection fee. The treasurer conducts sales of property for delinquent taxes.




Dennis Smith

First Elected: November 1978
Current Term Expires: January 2022

Otero County Treasurer Dennis Smith

Otero County Courthouse
13 W. 3rd Street, Room 213
La Junta CO 81050

Phone: (719) 383-3030
Fax: (719) 383-0109

Cell: (719) 469-7033


Staff:  Sharon Jones, Gayleen Springer