Senior Property Tax Exemption

A property tax exemption is available for residents who are 65 or older, and have owned and lived in their home (as their primary residence) for at least 10 years prior to January 1 of the year in which they apply. The Colorado legislature, not the City and County of Denver, controls the amount of the exemption, and all residents who have been approved for the exemption in 2019 or in any prior year should see a reduction in the property tax bill they received in January, 2020.

The application must be filed by July 15 of the year for which exemption is requested. Filing will be considered timely if the application is postmarked no later than July 15. Under no circumstance will an exemption be allowed for any property taxes assessed prior to the year in which the qualified individual first files an exemption application.

Download the forms below to begin the application process.

Form Name Description
Senior Property Tax Exemption Short Form (PDF) Short version of the form used to apply for the Senior Tax Exemption
Short Form Exemption Instructions (PDF) Instructions for filling out the short form
Senior Property Tax Exemption Long Form (PDF) Long version of the form to apply for the Senior Property Tax Exemption
Long form instructions (PDF) Instructions for filling out the long form