Senior Citizen Exemption

The senior property tax exemption has remained in effect since it was reinstated for property tax year 2012. The State of Colorado pays the property taxes on the exempted value. The Colorado General Assembly may eliminate funding for the senior exemption at their discretion in any year that the budget does not allow for the reimbursement. This should not dissuade any qualifying individual from applying. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. Once an exemption application is filed and approved by the assessor, the exemption remains in effect until a disqualifying event occurs.

Seniors that were previously approved do not need to reapply.

The Senior Citizen Exemption is available to applicants who:

  • Are at least 65 years of age prior to January 1 of the year of application,
  • Owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1, and
  • Occupied the home as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1.

Form deadline was July 15. Forms will be available again on January 4, 2021.

Disabled Veteran Exemption

The Disabled Veteran Exemption is available to property owners who:

  • Sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States,
  • Were honorably discharged, and
  • Were rated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as one hundred percent "permanent and total" disabled. VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.
  • Owned and occupied the property prior to January 1 of the current year.

Form deadline was July 15. Forms will be available again on January 4, 2021.