Disabled veteran property tax exemptions
Information provided by Douglas County Government Veterans Affairs
In 2006, Colorado voters approved an amendment and subsequent legislation that expanded the senior property tax exemption to include “qualifying disabled veterans.” For disabled veterans who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 of actual value of the veteran’s primary residence is exempted.
A disabled veteran exemption is available to those applicants who sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces, were honorably discharged, and were rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as 100 percent “permanent and total” disabled. The Veterans Affairs unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant’s eligibility.
The applicant must have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application. The application deadline is July 1 of the year of application. It is too late to apply for 2017 eligibility. If you are going to apply for this for 2018, be sure you do apply by July 1, 2018.
There are limited exceptions to the ownership and occupant requirements and these are detailed in the eligibility requirements section of the application. Owners of multiple residences may only designate one property as their primary residence.
For application forms, visit the Division of Veterans Affairs website at www.douglas.co.us/assessor/exemptions/veterans-property-tax-exemption/.
Completed applications should be submitted to: Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs,
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs
1355 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 113
Denver, CO 80222.
For more facts about VA benefits, programs or other information, call 303-284-6077; online visit www.colorado.gov/vets or www.douglas.co.us/community/veterans/.
Office of Veterans Affairs
301 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Main phone: 303-663-6200
David Maxwell: 303-663-6257
Sam Baldridge: 303-663-6259
David Girard: 303-663-6261
Frank Loner: 303-663-6258
Monday – Thursday, hours vary; please call for specific times.
Friday – Sunday, closed.