Denver Property Tax Relief Program

The Denver Property Tax Relief Program provides a partial refund of property taxes paid, or the equivalent in rent, to qualifying Denver residents.

Applications are now accepted for the 2020 program year! Apply now through April 30, 2022. 

What You Need To Know

New for the 2020 program year: income limits are higher for both renters and homeowners! Please see FAQs for qualifications. This refund is a gift and, therefore, there is no lien attached to the property.

New for this program year: self-attestation!

If you applied for and received a property tax rebate from the Denver Property Tax Relief Program last year (2019 program year) and no material changes have occurred to your income or residence since you applied last, you can fill out the below self-attestation form instead of filling out an application!

Please note: this option is ONLY available for Denver residents who applied for the program last year and were approved to receive funds. Questions? Give us a call at 720-944-4TAX (4829).

Once you fill out the form, drop it off at any of the secure drop boxes located at any of our buildings, or mail it to:

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

Download the Self-attestation Form(PDF, 238KB) 


Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies for the program?

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 last year, were disabled all of last year, or own your home and have at least one 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 a complete list of qualifications and frequently asked questions(PDF, 116KB)

 

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, may earn up to 60% of Denver's Area Median Income (AMI) to qualify for the program:

  • A family of two may earn up to $48,000
  • A family of three you may earn up to $54,000 
  • A family of four may earn up to $60,000

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

More information about AMI in Denver can be found herePlease note that income limits for the current property tax relief program year are the 2020 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.

What are the income limits if I am a renter?

If your 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) - $17,500 for the 2020 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 - $24,000 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 here(PDF, 116KB).

How do I apply for the program?

To apply for the program, please download the application and the frequently asked questions document. You may need to provide additional documentation for your application to be accepted - that information in in the FAQs.

Please note that applications will be processed in the order they are received and processing may take up to six months. After an application has been approved and processed, a check will be mailed to the applicant.

 

Where can I turn in my application?

You may drop off your completed application and supporting documents (if any) at one of the secure drop boxes located at any of our offices. While our offices are closed, there are drop off boxes for complete applications at each office.

You may also mail a 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).

 

What kind of documentation is required?

Every applicant should complete the application as fully as possible.

To process your application, our team needs the names and dates of birth for all household members (people living in your home) and your signature. We will also need proof of all income received by you, minor children and other adults who contribute to household expenses.

― If you have a disability, 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, copies of your rent receipts for the entire previous year (for this application period, all of your rent receipts from 2020). If you don't have your rent receipts, you can have your property landlord/owner complete the landlord section of the application, or they can provide a letter with the same information.

― If your spouse/partner passed away in 2019 or 2020, a copy of the death certificate.

― If this is your first time applying for the program, a copy of a valid ID for the applicant.

Can you help me fill out my application?

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

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

Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis; it may take up to six months for you to receive your check if you are approved.

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 kinds of documentation is required?' tab above.

I have more questions. What should I do?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 116KB) document to see if you find your answer. If you don't, give us a call at 720-944-4TAX (4829). One of our staff members will help you.