Senior Exemption Requirements & Limitations

File Date

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 circumstances will an exemption be allowed for any property taxes assessed prior to the year in which the qualified individual first files an exemption application.

Changes in Ownership or Occupancy

Once an exemption application is filed and approved, the exemption remains in effect for subsequent years; however, statute requires that notice be given to the county assessor within 60 days of any change in the ownership or occupancy that would prevent an exemption from continuing. Once the property no longer qualifies for exemption, the exemption will be removed the following January 1, Please notify us at 303-271-8629.

If Applicant Dies

If the applicant dies after obtaining the exemption, the applicant's spouse must reapply for the exemption to continue.

Primary Residence

If a qualified individual owns a unit in a Common Interest Community, such as a condominium, as defined in 38-33.3-103(8), C.R.S. (PDF) (page 7) or owns multiple dwelling units in which the qualified individual occupies one of the units, an exemption will be allowed only with respect to the dwelling unit that the individual occupies as his or her primary residence.

Exemption Number

No more than one exemption per property tax year will be allowed for a single dwelling unit of residential real property, regardless of how many qualified individuals use the home as their primary residence. If a person who does not satisfy the requirements is also an owner of record, the amount of the exemption will not be reduced.

Married Individuals with Multiple Residential Real Properties

Two individuals who are legally married, and who own more than one piece of residential real property, shall be deemed to occupy the same primary residence and may claim no more than one exemption.