Senior Tax Exemption

Senior Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Senior Services Community Meetings

Boulder County Assessor Cynthia Braddock and Boulder County Treasurer Paul Weissmann have scheduled community meetings to present information to seniors about a variety of senior resources, including the Senior Homestead Property Tax Exemption and the Senior Tax Deferral Program.

Downloadable Poster

Tuesday, April 3
3:30-6:30pm
Lafayette Library
Wednesday, April 11
4:00-6:00pm
Longmont Public Library
Monday, April 23
3:00-7:00pm
Boulder Public Library
Main Branch

The Colorado Constitution establishes a property tax exemption for qualifying senior citizens, surviving spouses of senior citizens who previously qualified, and for disabled veterans.

Deadline

Applications must be filed no later than July 15 to have the exemption apply to the tax bill you receive the following year.

Effect on Taxes

  • The exemption goes into effect for tax year 2018.
  • The discount will first appear on the tax bill sent in January 2019.
  • The exemption remains in effect until a disqualifying event occurs, such as:
    • properties moved into a trust, LLC or other legal entity, or
    • surviving spouse, or
    • home destroyed by natural disaster

Eligibility

Qualifying seniors:

  • Were born on or before January 1, 1953, and
  • Lived in the home continuously starting before January 1, 2008, and
  • Owned the home continuously starting before January 1, 2008.

Exemption Amount

For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted, for a maximum exemption amount of $100,000 in actual value. The State of Colorado pays the property taxes on the exempted value.

Instructions & Application Forms

Applications are also available at the Assessor’s office, senior centers and other locations.

Contact Us

Assessor

Phone: 303-441-3530
Fax: 303-441-4996

Business Personal Property
Phone: 303-441-3316
Fax: 303-441-1783

Mailing Address
Main: PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306-0471

Locations

Boulder

1325 Pearl St., 2nd floor
Boulder, CO 80302
Map & Directions
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Longmont

515 Coffman Street, Suite 114
Map & Directions
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Mondays ONLY

Lafayette

1376 Miners Dr., Unit 105
Map & Directions
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays ONLY