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Senior property tax exemptions


Information provided by Douglas County

The Senior Property Tax Exemption for senior citizens was created for qualifying seniors and the surviving spouses of seniors who previously qualified for the exemption. Taxpayers 65 years and older as of January 1 of the year of application who have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years may qualify for the senior exemption. An application for the tax exemption must be sent to the county assessor between January 1 and July 1 of the qualifying year.

The exemption reduces the actual taxable value of qualified residential property by 50 percent of the first $200,000 of taxable value. The state is responsible for reimbursing the Douglas 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.

To apply for the senior property tax exemption, visit www.douglas.co.us/assessor/exemptions/senior-property-tax-exemption/. Information for the Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate Program and Colorado Property Tax Deferrals is also available on this website.

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