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Exemptions for Senior Citizens and Disabled Veterans

Senior Citizen Exemption

The senior property tax exemption was reinstated for property tax year 2012 and has remained in effect since then. The State of Colorado pays the property taxes on the exempted value. The Colorado General Assembly may eliminate funding for the senior exemption at their discretion in any year that the budget does not allow for the reimbursement. This should not dissuade any qualifying individual from applying. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. Once an exemption application is filed and approved by the assessor, the exemption remains in effect until a disqualifying event occurs.

Seniors that were previously approved do not need to reapply.

The Senior Citizen Exemption is available to applicants who:

  1. are at least 65 years of age prior to January 1 of the year of application,
  2. owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1, and
  3. occupied it as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1.

The application deadline is July 15. The application form is available in our office or below and must be submitted to this office before the deadline.

Larimer County Assessor
Senior Exemptions Processing
PO Box 860
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970) 498-7073

Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption Forms

These forms are also available in our office.

Disabled Veteran Exemption

The Disabled Veteran Exemption is available to property owners who:

  1. sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States,
  2. were honorably discharged, and
  3. were rated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as one hundred percent "permanent and total" disabled. VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.
  4. owned and occupied the property since January 1 of the current year.

The application deadline this year is July 1. Application forms are available from the Division of Veterans Affairs at the address and telephone number shown below and from the web site of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at

Completed applications should be submitted to the Colorado Division of Veteran's Affairs at the following address:

Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
7465 E. 1st Avenue, Suite C
Denver, Colorado 80230
Telephone: (303) 343-1268 Fax:(303) 343-7238

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