Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption

Basic Qualifications

Each of the following statements must be true to qualify:

  • The applicant must be a veteran who sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. This includes members of the National Guard and Reserves who sustained their injuries during a period in which they were called to active duty.
  • The applicant must be an honorably-discharged veteran.
  • The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has rated the applicant's service-connected disability as 100% permanent and total.
  • The applicant must be the owner of record and must have been the owner of record since January 1 of the current year.

Exemptions to Basic Qualifications

The applicant may still qualify if one or more of the following statements are true:

  • Ownership is in the spouse's name, and the spouse also occupies the property.
  • Ownership has been transferred to or purchased by a trust, corporate partnership or other legal entity solely for estate planning purposes.
  • The qualifying disabled veteran or his/her spouse was, or is, confined to a health care facility.
  • The applicant was forced to move when the prior residence was condemned in an eminent domain proceeding.

How to Apply

To apply, you must file a completed application with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs, postmarked no later than July 1. Late applications may be accepted until September 1 if the applicant can show good cause for missing the July 1 deadline. If you would like to receive an application form or brochure, or if you have questions about the exemption, please call the Assessor's office at 719-836-4185.