Senior Homeowner Exemption

Please note: The application deadline is July 15. 

The senior property tax exemption has remained in effect since it was reinstated for property tax year 2012. 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:

  • Are at least 65 years of age prior to January 1 of the year of application,
  • Owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1, and
  • Occupied the home as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1.

These forms are available at the Assessor's office or can be downloaded via the links below. 

Homeowners whose property is owned in the name of a trust will need to use the Long Form Application.

Completed forms cannot be submitted by email and must be mailed or dropped off at our office.  The application must submitted to this office before the deadline.

Larimer County Assessor
Senior Exemptions Processing
PO Box 860
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970) 498-7097

Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption forms

Disabled Veteran & Gold Star Spouse Exemption

Please note: The application deadline is July 1

If you have questions, please contact the Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs toll-free at (844) 458-9767 or by email at

The Disabled Veteran Exemption is available to property owners who:

  • Sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States,
  • Were honorably discharged, and
  • 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.
  • Owned and occupied the property prior to January 1 of the current year.

Application forms are available below and from the Division of Veterans Affairs. Forms are also available from the web site of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation.

Completed applications must be submitted by mail or in person to the Colorado Division of Veteran's Affairs (address provided below) or via fax at (303) 914-5414. Applications will not be accepted by email.

Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
155 Van Gordon Street, Suite 201
Lakewood, CO 80228