Property Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens in Colorado 2013
Senior tax exemption: long form
Senior tax exemption: instructions for long form
Senior tax exemption: short form
Senior tax exemption: short form instructions
Property tax exemption
Colorado voters passed a Property Tax Exemption for Seniors in the November 2000 election (also known as Referendum A). The law provides that 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value for a qualifying senior citizen's primary residence shall be exempt from property taxation.
To qualify for the exemption, the senior must:
1. have reached age 65 as of January 1, 2013;
2. have occupied the property for 10 years prior to January 1, 2013; and,
3. have filed an application for the exemption.
How do I apply?
We have the senior exemption forms available in our office. You must apply by July 15. If you would like more information regarding this program, call Garfield County Assessor's Office at 970-945-9134.