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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Denver Human Services, will hold a public rule-making hearing to consider rules and regulations governing the Real Property Tax Assistance to Eligible Low-Income Property Owners or Tenants Ordinance on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m.

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Property Tax and Rent Relief

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

 
 

What You Need To Know

Income limits are higher for the 2019 tax year, and families with at least one child who make up to 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI) may still qualify. This refund is a gift and, therefore, there is no lien attached to the property, and a $50 wastewater rebate is included with approved relief applications.

The Denver Property Tax Relief Program is open to qualifying Denver renters and homeowners who lived in their home all of the last year.

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]

If you own your home and have at least one child living with you, may earn up to 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 

  • A family of two may earn up to $29,720
  • A family of three you may earn up to $33,400 
  • A family of four may earn up to $37,120

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 2019 limits. 

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4DHS (4347). You may also read a full list of FAQs here.

If you are a homeowner who is 65 or older, or you have a disability, you may earn up to 35% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 

That means that if there is just one person in your home, you may earn up to $22,750. If there are two people in your home, up to $26,010.

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 here. Please note that income limits for the current property tax relief program year are the 2019 limits. 

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4DHS (4347). You may also read a full list of FAQs here.

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 to $16,654 and qualify for the program. If you are applying with your partner, spouse, or roommate, your combined income can be up to $24,364.

If you have questions or would like to talk to a member of our team for more information, please call 720-944-4DHS (4347). You may also read a full list of FAQs here.

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.

You may drop off your completed application and supporting documents (if any) 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 720-944-4DHS (4347).

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, please provide a completed Med-9 for the Colorado Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) program, or a Third-Party Query Procedure (TPQY) form or Benefits Planning Query (BPQY) form from Social Security, and stating the date the disability began.

― 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 2019). 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

We sure can! If you need assistance with your application, give us a call at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

 

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.

For more information on required documentation, please see the "What kinds of documentation is required?' tab above.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions document to see if you find your answer. If you don't, give us a call at 720-944-4DHS (4347). One of our staff members will help you.

 


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To learn more about the Denver Property Tax Relief Program, call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

 

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Locations

Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
 

 

Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

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Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
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