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General Information

In 2006, Colorado voters approved Referendum #E, amending Section 3.5 of Article X of the Colorado Constitution.

The amendment and subsequent legislation expanded the Senior Property Tax Exemption, to include “qualifying disabled veterans.”

For disabled veterans who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 of actual value of the veteran’s primary residence is exempted. The State will reimburse the County Treasurer for the lost revenue. The exemption is effective January 1, 2007 on property tax bills sent beginning in 2008. Owners of multiple residences may only designate one property as their primary residence.

The Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption is available to applicants who sustained a service connected disability rated by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs as a 100 percent permanent disability through disability retirement benefits pursuant to a law or regulation administered by the Department, the United States Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of the Army, Navy, or Air Force. VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant’s eligibility.

Also, the veteran must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence since January 1.


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Helpful Links

Email the Coordinator
Disabled Vet Application
Disabled Vet Spouse Form
Gold Star Application
DV Application Instructions

Contact the Division of Veterans Affairs

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Visit the Division of Veteran Affairs
The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
155 Van Gordon Street, Suite 201
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: (303) 914-5832


Additional information regarding the Disabled Veterans Exemption program may be obtained by phoning the El Paso County Assessor’s Office at: (719) 520-6600, or the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at (303) 866-2371.