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Programs for Seniors

Senior Property Tax Exemption

The Senior Property Tax Exemption for senior citizens was created for qualifying seniors and the surviving spouses of seniors who previously qualified.  Taxpayers 65 years and older as of January 1st, who have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years may qualify for the Senior Exemption.

The exemption reduces the actual taxable value of qualified residential property by 50 percent of the 1st $200,000 of taxable value.  The state is responsible for reimbursing the County Treasurer for the lost revenue. Once approved, the exemption remains in place until there is a change in ownership.

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.  The application deadline for the Senior Exemption is July 15.

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Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat (PTC) Rebate Program

Many Coloradans may be eligible for the Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit rebate, also known as the “PTC Rebate,” which is available every year. You may qualify for the PTC Rebate if you are a full-year Colorado resident who is 65 years of age or older, a surviving spouse 58 years of age or older, or disabled, regardless of age. The rebate amount is based on the applicant’s income and expenses.

Any Colorado resident who meets the requirements for the rebate should submit the rebate application DR 0104PTC. Once you complete the application you can bring the application to a Colorado Department of Revenue Taxpayer Service Center or send it in by mail to:

PTC Rebate Info

Colorado Property Tax Deferrals

The Property Tax Deferral Program helps military personnel and seniors, many of whom live on a fixed income, continue to afford to live in their own homes by deferring the payment of their property taxes.

The State Treasury makes tax payments directly to the county on behalf of the participant for the entire amount due that year. The loan is logged as a lien against the participant’s property that does not have to be remitted until the property sells or the mortgage changes hands.

To participate, seniors must apply to their individual County Treasurer every year between January 1 and April 1.  Click here to reach the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office.

Property Tax Deferral Program