The exemption exempts 50 percent of a portion of the appraised actual value of the property from property taxes, as determined by the State Legislature. The portion of appraised actual value, to which the 50 percent exemption applies, can be changed each year by the State Legislature and can vary from zero to any amount the Legislature selects given budgetary and other requirements.
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You may download the application from this website. For further information or for a printed application, contact the Assessor's Office:
Phone: 303-271-8629Email: Assessor's DepartmentMail:Jefferson County AssessorSenior Property Tax Exemption100 Jefferson County ParkwayGolden, CO 80419-2500
You need not reapply for the Senior Exemption if you applied and have been approved or previously received the senior property tax exemption and you still own and occupy the same property (and nothing has changed in ownership or occupancy since being approved for the exemption).
Depending on the amount of the appraised value that is subject to the 50 percent exemption, taxes may be reduced. To calculate the amount of the reduction, follow the following steps:
If you were 65 or older as of January 1, and you have continuously owned and occupied your primary residence in Colorado for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1.