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Senior Tax Exemption

History

In 2000, voters amended the Colorado Constitution with the adoption of Section 3.5 of Article X.  The exemption was effective January 1, 2002 and the exemption affected property taxes billed in 2003.  

For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 of actual value of the property is exempted. The state will pay the exempted property tax.

Qualifying Individuals

adults relaxingAll qualifying individuals are encouraged to apply for the senior exemption regardless of state funding.

  • Qualifying seniors
    • Must be at least 65 years old on January 1 of the year in which he/she qualifies
    • Must be the owner of record, and must have been the owner of record for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1
    • Must occupy the property as his/her primary residence, and must have done so for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1. If you own multiple residences, only one can be designated as your primary residence.
  • The surviving spouses of seniors who previously qualified.

Application Forms

Senior Property Tax Exemption - The 2020 deadline for applying for the Senior Property Tax Exemption was July15th.  At this time, you may not apply. The application for the 2021 tax year will be available on our website on January 1, 2021. Once available, complete an application form and submit it to the Weld County Assessor’s office. If you would like for our office to mail an application form to you, please email your request to assessor@weldgov.com to have your name added to our 2021 mailing list.

Additional Information

For additional information, please read the brochure published by the State of Colorado.  If you have questions please contact the Assessor's Office at (970) 400-3650 or visit us at 1400 N 17th Avenue, Greeley.