Senior Property Tax Exemption - State of Colorado

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Senior Property Tax Exemption - State of Colorado


The senior property tax exemption is back!    The Denver metro Senior tax benefitsarea counties have created this homestead exemption for qualifying seniors.     This gives our seniors a reduction in their property tax, as long as they can qualify with the following -

1.   The qualifying senior must be at least 65 years old on Jan. 1 of the year in which he or she qualifies.

2.  The qualifying senior must be the owner of the record, and must have been the owner of the record for at least ten consecutive years prior to Jan. 1.

3.   The qualifying senior must occupy the property as his or her primary residence and must have done so for at least ten consecutive years prior to Jan. first.

Per the information on County web sites on this Senior exemption --

“The exemption reduces the actual value of qualified residential property by 50 percent up to a maximum reduction of $100,000.  The state is responsible for paying the tax on the exempted value. Once approved, the exemption remains in place until there is a change in ownership. Applications are available below.

An applicant or married couple can apply for the exemption on only one property.  That property must be his or her primary residence. Married couples and individuals who apply for the exemption on multiple properties will be denied the exemption on all properties.”

Senior tax benefitsIf you have other questions regarding qualifying for this tax exemption, please refer to your respective County’s web site.      As stated in the other information, this reduced property tax will not transfer to a new owner, unless they too qualify for this discount.

What a great program to put back into place to help our seniors who are on fixed incomes!


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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Joan...we have a seniors property tax exemption,reduction but not 50% like that. I'm moving to Denver, the only issue is the 10 year rule...mmm


Jul 19, 2012 01:06 AM #1
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi Joan - CO is very senior friendly which is great - all the best, Dave

Jul 19, 2012 01:09 AM #2
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good morning Joan -

NM is senior friendly as it should be.  Good for you in getting the word out there that seniors need to check to see if they qualify for the benefits!  Suggested.


Jul 19, 2012 02:01 AM #3
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Joan,  senior property tax exemption in Denver Co will attract more senior to move there.  In Florida we also have low income (senior), disabled veteran, and widow exemption.

Jul 19, 2012 06:23 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Joan: This is an excellent program for Denver area seniors...every little extra bit helps.

Jul 19, 2012 06:25 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan- What a great program for Denver area seniors, I hope your blog helps get the word out. I bet there are many that doesn't know about it.

Jul 19, 2012 08:59 AM #6
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This is great news for seniors in your area. Every little bit of savings helps. Nice blog, Joan, and way to stay on top of things.

Jul 19, 2012 09:07 AM #7
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Joan,

What great news for Denver area seniors...& in come cases up to a 50% savings is huge! I'd sure like to see more ways (like this) when it comes to caring for seniors.

Some people seem to feel that seniors are okay because their home may be free and clear if they've lived there for a very long time. Yet with the overall cost of living inflation through the decades many of our seniors throughout the U.S. are barely making it.

Jul 19, 2012 12:27 PM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joan, I applied for our homestead exemption... well guess there is something good for you when you get older :)

Jul 19, 2012 02:07 PM #9
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Joan, We have a program called enhanced STAR for anyone over 65, but Denver's property tax exemption sounds very inviting!

Jul 19, 2012 08:00 PM #10
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Joan, we don't have anything like this to the extent you do...makes a wonderful reason to move to Denver and enjoy the mountains as your reach the senior years...

Jul 19, 2012 11:08 PM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wonderful information and program for Seniors in the Denver area. Hopefully, it helps many people who deserve some "golden time in their golden years."

By the way, so sad to hear about the shooting at the theater in Aurora...

Jul 19, 2012 11:50 PM #12
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Great information about Senior in Denver Colorado property tax exemption. Sounds like a wonderful program to help out the elderlys.

Jul 20, 2012 12:15 AM #13
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

We don't have that in Florida, Joan. Everyone gets a homestead reduction if it's the primary home. But seniors don't get anything special.

Jul 20, 2012 02:22 AM #14
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This tax exemption was in effect for many years and was removed.    So glad for our seniors it was re-enacted!

Jul 22, 2012 11:23 PM #15
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Joan, this is information important to all Seniors. I appreciate the variety of useful topics you use in your posts. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 24, 2012 09:21 PM #16
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is very important for our seniors living off a fixed income, and glad to see it enacted once again.

Jul 28, 2012 12:25 PM #17
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