Friday, April 3, 2020

Animal Services functions and practices during COVID-19

Mesa County Animal Services (MCAS) staff continue to provide critical services to Mesa County residents and the animals in our community. Shelter and community enforcement operations proceed while we abide by guidelines set forth to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, MCAS is asking residents to only come to the shelter for essential business or animal-related emergencies. Only one family member is allowed to attend.

Due to travel restrictions, out-of-county or out-of-state animal adoptions are suspended until further notice. Local adoptions will be done by appointment only.

Field officers will only be responding to emergency situations that include agency assistance requests, animal bites, reports of aggressive animals, certain animal welfare checks, and certain injured animals.

MCAS has worked hard in the past two weeks to transfer or adopt as many animals as possible to have kennel space available during the pandemic crisis.

Please help us keep our staff safe and healthy so they can continue to provide critical services to our community and to our shelter animals.

MCAS staff is available both by phone 970-242-4646 and by email each day during the hours listed below. Additionally, our website ( services) can be beneficial before your call for frequently asked questions.

Customer Service Hours for Phone and Email Communication:
Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shelter Hours (Essential and Emergency Business Only):
Monday - Friday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Agency assists for Emergencies with Law Enforcement:
24 hours

Monday, March 30, 2020

Property Tax Late Interest Waived Until April 20

The Mesa County Treasurer's Office continues to operate services online. Team members remain available to answer phone calls and make special arrangements, as needed.

At this time, Treasurer Sheila Reiner is waiving late interest on the first half of the 2019 property taxes due in 2020. The first half was due on the last day of February; however, late payment interest has been waived until April 20, 2020.

Property tax payments are still being accepted, and payments can be made online, by mail or at the drop box located just outside the 6th Street entrance of the old Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave.

Contact information for the Treasurer's Office:
Mailing Address: Department 5027; P.O. Box 20,000; Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
Phone: 970-244-1824