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Denver Property Tax Relief Program

The Denver Property Tax Relief Program (formerly known as the Elderly or Disabled Refund Program) provides a partial refund of property taxes, or the equivalent in rent, paid to qualifying Denver residents.

 
 

What You Need To Know

To qualify, residents must be 65 years of age or older and income limited or be totally disabled. This refund is a gift and, therefore, there is no lien attached to the property.

For the 2018 Tax Year (applications accepted May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020):

Homeowners must:

  • Have turned 65 years of age or older during 2018, or have been disabled all of 2018, or have a dependent minor child who resided with you all of 2018; and
  • Owned the property that they lived in throughout 2018, within the City and County of Denver, paid your 2018 property taxes.
  • If a homeowner is 65 years of age or older or a person with a disability, the homeowner must have had an income equal to or less than thirty-five percent (35%) of the Denver Area Median Income (AMI) in 2018. See chart below for AMI.
  • If a homeowner has a dependent minor child, the household must have an income equal to or less than forty percent (40%) of the Denver Area Median Income in 2018. 

Renters must:

  • Have turned 65 years of age or older during 2018, or have been disabled all of 2018; and
  • Paid rent at the same property that they lived in throughout 2018 within the City and County of Denver
  • If a renter is a single applicant, the renter must have had a total 2018 income of $16,200 or less. If two renters or lessees are applying for one household, their combined total income must be $23,700 or less.

Additionally:

  • Property taxes for the dwelling unit are paid in full for 2018 (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 public assistance

 

 Percent AMI     1 Person      2 People     3 People     4 People     5 People     6 People 
35% $22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,465 $33,985 $36,505
40% $25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $35,960 $38,840 $41,720

Applications for the 2018 tax year program will be mailed on or before May 1, 2019, to anyone who applied for the rebate in the previous year (2018). 

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

Applications can also be picked up in the self-service areas at the locations below if one is not received by mail: 

Denver Human Services
Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1026
Denver, CO 80204

East Office
Self-Service Room
3815 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80205

Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center
Denver Human Services - Self-Service Room
4685 Peoria St.
Denver, CO 80239

Applications can be picked up and dropped off in the self-service areas at the locations below if one is not received by mail: 

Denver Human Services
Richard T. Castro Building
1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1026
Denver, CO 80204

East Office
Self-Service Room
3815 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80205

Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center
Denver Human Services - Self-Service Room
4685 Peoria St.
Denver, CO 80239

 

If you need assistance with your application, stop by one of our offices or give us a call at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

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. One of our staff members will help you.

 


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To learn more about the Elderly or Disabled Property Tax Refund 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
 

 

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720-944-4DHS (4347)

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