Denver Property Tax Relief Program

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The Denver Property Tax Relief Program provides a partial refund of property taxes paid, or the equivalent in rent, to qualifying Denver residents. If you are eligible, you will receive a payment of at least $372, with an average refund of $1,000. You will get your refund in the form of a check in the mail.

Qualifying Denver residents can apply to receive a refund on their 2023 property taxes anytime between May 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025.

Apply for a 2023 Property Tax Refund

That's not a typo! This program is retroactive to the previous tax year (2023). You can apply for this program through April 30, 2025.

There are newly updated income limits for both renters and homeowners. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions document(PDF, 114KB) for qualifications. This refund is a gift and, therefore, there is no lien attached to the property.

Step 1: Find out if you qualify

To start, review the Denver Property Tax Relief application instructions. These instructions include income limits, and qualification/eligibility guidelines. Please review these carefully, and gather necessary documentation before filling out an application.

Application Instructions

Am I eligible for this program?

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Denver Property Tax Relief Program:

  • Homeowners must:
    • Have turned 65 years of age or older during 2023, or have been disabled all of 2023, or have a dependent minor child who resided with you all of 2023; and
    • Owned the property that they lived in throughout 2023, within the City and County of Denver, paid your 2023 property taxes.
    • Have had an income equal to or less than sixty percent (60%) of the Denver Area Median Income (AMI) in 2023 depending on the number of people in your household. That is $52,140 for one person, $59,580 for two people, $67,020 for three people, $74,460 for four people, $80,460 for five people, and $86,400 for six people
  • Renters must:
    • Have turned 65 years of age or older during 2023, or have been disabled all of 2023; and
    • If a renter is a single applicant, had an income equal to or less than 25% of Denver’s AMI ($21,718) in 2023. If two renters or lessees are applying for one household, their combined total income may be up to 30% of Denver’s AMI ($29,800) in 2023
  • Additionally:
    • Property taxes for the dwelling unit are paid in full for 2023 (renters and homeowners)
    • No other Denver Property Tax Relief refunds have been authorized for the dwelling; and
    • Applicant (or at least one full-time member of the household) is eligible to receive local public assistance

What information / documentation will I need to apply?

All applicants will need to provide:

  • Names and dates of birth for all members of your household members (these are any people living in your home)
  • Your signature
  • Proof of all income received by you, and any other adults who contribute to household expenses

If you have a disability, we will also need:

  • Documentation that you (or the applicant) qualifies for payment of full disability benefits under a bona fide public or private plan, OR
  • A written opinion from an acceptable medical source, as defined by the Social Security Administration.

If you are a renter, we will also need:

  • Copies of your rental ledger for all of 2023, OR
  • Your property landlord/owner must complete the landlord section of the application, OR
  • A letter from your property landlord/owner with the same information.

If your spouse/partner passed away in 2023 or 2024, we will also need:

  • A copy of the death certificate

If this is your first time applying for the program, we will also need:

  • A copy of a valid ID for the applicant.
Income Limits

Review the income limits in the boxes below:

Income Limits (Homeowners)

Denver homeowners with disabilities, who are 65 or older, or who have at least one child living with them may qualify for the Denver Property Tax Relief Program.

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you can earn up to 60% of Denver's Area Median Income (AMI) to qualify for the program. Review the table below:

Household Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

60% of Denver's AMI (income limit for this program)

$52,140

$59,580

$67,020

$74,460

$80,460

$86,400

 AMI limits are set yearly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Here is how it is calculated.

Please note that income limits for the current property tax relief program year are the 2023 limits. 

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4TAX (4829). You may also read a full list of FAQs here(PDF, 114KB).

Income Limits (Renters)

If you are a renter who is 65 or older or has a disability and are applying as a single applicant (you don't have a partner, spouse, or roommate), you may earn up 25% of Denver's Area Median Income (AMI) - $21,718 for the 2023 program year - and qualify for the program.

If you are applying with your partner, spouse, or roommate, your combined income can be up to 30% of Denver's AMI - $29,800 for two people - and qualify for the program.

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4TAX (4829). You may also read a full list of FAQs and qualifications(PDF, 114KB).

Step 2: Download and Fill out an application

It’s important that you complete all sections of the application, including addresses where you lived in 2023. You will also need to make copies of income verification and a valid photo ID, and include them with your completed application.

If you need an application mailed to you, please call (720) 944-4TAX (4829)

Step 3: Return your application

Once you finish your application, drop it off at any of the secure drop boxes located at any of our locations, or mail it to:

Denver Human Services
Denver Property Tax Relief Program
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204

Don't forget: you will need to include copies of income verification, a valid photo ID, and any other necessary documentation.

Did you get a refund last year? Fill out a Self-attestation Form instead!

If you are a homeowner and received a property tax refund last year, and there are no changes that have occurred to your income or residence since you last applied, you can fill out a self-attestation form instead of filling out an application. Renters will need to fill out the application again. Please note: This option is only available for Denver residents who applied for the program last year and were approved to receive funds.

Download the Self-attestation Form(PDF, 132KB)


Frequently Asked Questions

Your program says "2023 Tax year." Is that right?

We know it's a bit confusing, but we've checked: there is no typo! This program is retroactive to the previous tax year's property taxes. Until April 30, 2025, we are accepting applications for the 2023 tax year.

Qualifying Denver residents can apply to receive a refund on their 2023 property taxes through April 30, 2025. Beginning May 1st, 2025, residents can apply for the 2024 program to receive a refund on their 2024 property taxes.

Who qualifies?

The Denver Property Tax Relief Program is open to qualifying Denver renters and homeowners who live in Denver County.

If you turned 65 or older in 2023, were disabled all of 2023, or own your home and have at least one dependent minor child who lives with you, you may qualify.

In addition to meeting income guidelines (see next question), property taxes for the home must be paid in full for the previous tax year, no other Denver Property Tax Relief refunds have been issued for the home, and the person applying (or at least one person who lives in the home full-time member) needs to be eligible to receive public assistance.

Download qualifications and frequently asked questions(PDF, 114KB)

What are the income limits if I am a homeowner?

Denver homeowners with disabilities, who are 65 or older, or who have at least one child living with them may qualify for the Denver Property Tax Relief Program.

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you can earn up to 60% of Denver's Area Median Income (AMI) to qualify for the program. Review the table below:

Household Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

60% of Denver's AMI (income limit for this program)

$52,140

$59,580

$67,020

$74,460

$80,460

$86,400

 AMI limits are set yearly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Here is how it is calculated.

Please note that income limits for the current property tax relief program year are the 2023 limits. 

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4TAX (4829). You may also read a full list of FAQs here(PDF, 114KB).

What are the income limits if I am a renter?

If you are a renter who is 65 or older or has a disability and are applying as a single applicant (you don't have a partner, spouse, or roommate), you may earn up 25% of Denver's Area Median Income (AMI) - $21,718 for the 2023 program year - and qualify for the program.

If you are applying with your partner, spouse, or roommate, your combined income can be up to 30% of Denver's AMI - $29,800 for two people - and qualify for the program.

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4TAX (4829). You may also read a full list of FAQs and qualifications(PDF, 114KB).

What is considered “income”?

Income used for purposes of determining eligibility includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Employment wages
  • Spousal maintenance/alimony
  • Rental payments
  • Old Age Pension
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled
  • Pension or annuity benefits
  • Veteran benefits
  • Taxable and nontaxable interest
  • Dividends
  • Worker’s compensation payments
  • Unemployment compensation payments

Income does not include outright gifts, Child Support, TANF benefits, Social Security Administration benefits, or dependent income.

What is the definition of a “disabled person”?

For this program, a person is disabled if they were unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any physical or mental impairment, determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, and who receives a public benefit payment from the Social Security Administration, the State of Colorado, or Denver Human Services (DHS).

 

What documentation do I need to apply?

Be sure to complete the application as fully as possible, including any needed documentation.

All applicants will need to provide:

  • Names and dates of birth for all members of your household members (these are any people living in your home)
  • Your signature
  • Proof of all income received by you, and any other adults who contribute to household expenses

If you have a disability, we will also need:

  • Documentation that you (or the applicant) qualifies for payment of full disability benefits under a bona fide public or private plan, OR
  • A written opinion from an acceptable medical source, as defined by the Social Security Administration.

If you are a renter, we will also need:

  • Copies of your rental ledger for all of 2023, OR
  • Your property landlord/owner must complete the landlord section of the application, OR
  • A letter from your property landlord/owner with the same information.

If your spouse/partner passed away in 2023 or 2024, we will also need:

  • A copy of the death certificate

If this is your first time applying for the program, we will also need:

  • A copy of a valid ID for the applicant.

How can I submit my application?

You may drop off your completed application and any supporting documents at any of our locations.

You may also mail your complete application to:

Denver Human Services
Property Tax Relief Program
1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1026
Denver, CO 80204

If you have any questions, or need help filling out your application, please call 720-944-4TAX (4829).

How long will it take to get my refund if I am approved?

Please note that applications will be processed in the order they are received and processing may take several months. It may take several months for you to receive your check if you are approved for a rebate.

Please do not reach out to Denver Human Services about your application unless you have not heard back for six months.

After an application has been approved and processed, a check will be mailed to the applicant.

Our teams may require additional documentation from you to complete your application. Any delay in submitting these additional documents will delay your receipt of your check if you are approved. Be sure to complete every page of the application.

For more information on required documentation, please see the "What documentation do I need to apply?" tab above.

Can you help me with my application?

We sure can! If you need help with your application or have questions, give us a call at 720-944-4TAX (4829).

I have more questions. What should I do?

Check out our Frequently Asked Question and qualifications(PDF, 114KB) document to see if you find your answer.

If you still have questions, give us a call at 720-944-4TAX (4829). One of our staff members will support you.

 

Language and Disability Access

It is your right to access oral or written language assistance, sign language interpretation, real-time captioning via CART, or disability-related accommodations. To request any of these services at no cost to you, please email DHSADASupport@denvergov.org with three business days’ notice.

Accommodations under ADA Title II

To request an alternate application format, or assistance returning your completed application and supporting documentation, please contact dhsadasupport@denvergov.org. You may also fill out a request for digital accessibility assistance at denvergov.org/accessibility.