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Property Tax Exemption for Seniors
Colorado seniors are eligible for a property tax exemption if they are 1) at least 65 years old on January 1 of the year in which he or she qualifies; 2) the property owner of record, and must have been the owner of record for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1; and 3) are the primary occupant for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1.
The property need only be declared exempt once and that declaration will carry forward every year. If you meet the criteria above, you may apply using this form. However, if you are a surviving spouse of an eligible person, or if your spouse is the owner but you qualify, or if the property is owned by an estate planned trust, you must apply using the Long Form which can be found here. Applications must be submitted to your county assessor's office.
If you need assistance with the form or would like information on where to send it, please call 303-333-3482.
The Senior Property Tax Exemption was reinstated by the 2012 Colorado Legislature. Eligible homeowners who apply by July 15, 2012, will receive a reduction in their property taxes in 2013.