Article XIV, Section 8 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado is the authority by which the treasurer operates. Activities of the office are directed by the Legislature of the State of Colorado through the Statutes. The treasurer is an elected official, serving a four-year term of office. The treasurer is also the public trustee.
The county treasurer is responsible for:
Collection of property tax payments
Distribution of property tax payments to the taxing districts
Investment of county funds
Maintaining correct and proper accounting of all county monies
Mailing property tax statements to taxpayers
Receiving all money and payments sent to Summit County