Rio Blanco County Assessor
SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
Colorado offers a senior citizen homestead exemption. To qualify, seniors must be at least 65 years old on January 1 of the year the application is filed and must have owned and lived in their home for at least 10 years. A surviving spouse of a senior who qualified for the exemption may also apply. For those who qualify, 50% of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempt. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax. Individuals, who qualified for the exemption on January 1st, may file an application with the county assessor. Please contact your assessor at 878-9410.
At this time the Legislature has temporarily suspended State funding of the homestead exemption program. Although the funding is temporarily suspended, qualifying taxpayers that have not done so are encouraged to apply for the homestead exemption this year. The application deadline is July 15.
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