Veterans

Veteran Property Tax Exemption

The property tax exemption program for qualifying senior citizens and qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability has been funded for the 2024 payable 2025 tax year. 

Qualifying disabled veterans will receive an exemption on 50% of the first 200,000 of actual property value. Owners of multiple properties can designate only one of those properties for the exemption, and it should be their primary residence. In 2014, Colorado’s Legislature extended this exemption to the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who previously received the exemption. Surviving spouse applications are submitted to the county assessor.

Requirements 

A qualifying disabled veteran must meet the following requirements: 

  • Receive a service-connected disability that was been rated by the federal department of veterans affairs as one hundred percent permanent through disability retirement benefits, OR medically retired at 100% AND
  • Must have owned and occupied the property since January 1st of the year in which the Veteran is applying. In some circumstances ownership by a spouse or by a trust or other legal entity may be considered acceptable.
Application Process

All applications must be made through your local assessor beginning in 2024. Instructions for filling out the application can be found here. Applications should not be returned to the Division of Property Taxation or the Department of Veteran Affairs. Applications sent to the incorrect address or agency may delay or cause problems with processing your application.

Application Deadline

The deadline is July 1 in the tax year of application. The exemption only must be applied for once if approved, and remains in effect for subsequent years as long as the ownership and occupancy do not change. 

For more information on the program, please refer to this brochure.