C.R.S. Section 32-12-114
Levy and collection of taxes


To provide for the levy and collection of taxes, the board shall determine, in each year, the amount of money necessary to be raised by taxation, taking into consideration other sources of revenue of the rail district, and shall fix a rate of levy not to exceed the maximum mill levy authorized pursuant to section 32-12-108 which, when levied upon all taxable property within the rail district, and together with other revenues, will raise the amount required by the rail district annually to supply funds for paying expenses of organization and the costs of constructing, operating, and maintaining the rail district, and promptly to pay in full, when due, all interest on, the principal of, and any redemption premium of bonds and other obligations of the rail district payable from taxes. The authority of the board under this section is subject to mill levy limitations provided in this article; but if the board determines that the maximum mill levy authorized under this article is insufficient to support any service of the district, the board may submit the question of an increased mill levy authorization to the eligible electors of the rail district at the next regular special district election or special election of the district, and each election shall be held at least one hundred twenty days after any preceding election of the rail district, and no more than two elections concerning an increased rail levy authorization shall be held in any year.


The board may apply a portion of such taxes and other revenues for the purpose of creating a reserve fund in such amount as the board may determine, which may be used to meet the obligations of the rail district for maintenance, operating expenses, depreciation, and improvement of the facilities of the rail district.


The board, in accordance with the schedule prescribed by section 39-5-128, C.R.S., shall certify to the board of county commissioners of each county within the rail district, or having a portion of its territory within the rail district, the rate so fixed, in order that, at the time and in the manner required by law for levying taxes, such board of county commissioners shall levy such tax upon all taxable property which is located within the rail district.


All taxes levied under this article, together with interest thereon and penalties for default in payment thereof, and all costs of collecting same, shall constitute, until paid, a perpetual lien on and against the property, and such lien shall be on a parity with the tax lien of other general ad valorem taxes.


Property taxes provided for in this article shall be levied, assessed, collected, remitted, and accounted for in the manner provided for other general ad valorem taxes.


The board has the power to deposit or to invest surplus funds in the manner and form it determines to be most advantageous; but said deposits or investments must meet the requirements and limitations of part 6 of article 75 of title 24, C.R.S. For the purpose of making such deposits, the board may appoint, by written resolution, one or more persons to act as custodians of the moneys of the district. Such persons shall give surety bonds in such amounts and form and for such purposes as the board requires.


The board has the power to accept on behalf of the rail district all funds tendered it from the state, the federal government, or any political subdivision or agency of either, which funds are specifically intended as incentive to, or assistance in, the formation, operation, or extension of rail district activities.


No rail district shall levy a tax for the entire district for the calendar year during which it shall have been formed unless, prior to the date specified by section 39-5-128, C.R.S., for certification of the rate of levy for such year, the assessor and board of county commissioners of each county within the rail district have received from the board a map and a legal description of such rail district, and a copy of a budget of such rail district as provided by section 29-1-113, C.R.S., and increased property tax levies shall be subject to the provisions of section 29-1-301, C.R.S.

Source: Section 32-12-114 — Levy and collection of taxes, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-32.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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