Property Tax Exemption Information & Forms

When the state of Colorado's budget allows, a 
property tax exemption is available to senior citizens, qualifying disabled veterans, and the surviving spouses of senior citizens or disabled veterans who were previously granted the exemption.  For those who qualify, 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of a qualified applicant's primary residence is exempted.  For example, if your home was valued at $200,000, the exemption would reduce the taxable value to $100,000.

Senior Homestead Exemption

All the requirements below must be met for eligibility:

  • must be at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application
  • must occupy the property as his or her primary residence, and 
  • be the owner of record and must have done so for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1 of the tax year. 
To apply for the Senior Homestead Exemption, complete the long or short form application below and send to the county assessor by July 15.  Applications may be printed from this page or contact the Community Assistance Center at 303.464.5839.  Regardless of whether the exemption is funded or not, your county assessor will continue to process new applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption and those who qualify for the first time are encouraged to apply. The funding of the Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption does not affect the Disabled Veteran Exemption.

Short Form Application - (Standard Application for Individual and Joint Ownership)
Long Form Application - (Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the long form application.)

Disabled Veteran Exemption

This exemption is available to applicants who meet all the requirements below:

  • sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces
  • were honorably discharged,
  • were rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs at 100% "permanent and total" disabled, and
  • owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application.
This application needs to be submitted to the Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs by July 1

To apply, print the application here:
Disabled Veteran Exemption Instructions and Application

Disabled Veteran Surviving Spouse Exemption 

The exemption is available to surviving spouses of disabled veterans who had the disabled veteran exemption and who passed away prior to January 1 of the current year. The property must be owner occupied and used as the primary residence of an owner-occupier who is the surviving spouse of a qualifying disabled veteran. The application is available from the Division of Veterans Affairs or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located, and must be returned to the county assessor by the July 1 application deadline.

To apply, print the application here:
Disabled Veteran Surviving Spouse Exemption Application

Applications may also be obtained at the Division of Veterans Affairs at the following address:

Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
1355 S Colorado Blvd.
Building C, Suite #113
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303.284.6077
Fax: 303.284.3163