In November 2006, Colorado voters passed Referendum E – Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans. This amendment to the Colorado Constitution extends the existing property tax exemption for qualifying seniors to any U.S. military veteran who is 100% permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability.
Applications must be submitted no later than July 1 to the Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs to have the exemption apply to the tax bill you will receive the following year.
The qualifying veteran must meet the criteria for a qualifying disability and have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application.
Surviving Spouse of a Disabled Veteran
The exemption is extended to the surviving spouse of a qualifying disabled veteran. Please see the application for eligibility requirements. The application must be submitted to the Assessors Office no later than July 1.
Gold Star Spouses
In 2022 the state legislature extended the exemption to surviving spouses of Gold Star Veterans. The applicant must have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application. Applications must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs no later than July 1st.
Application & Instructions
Print or download:
- Disabled Veterans Exemption Application
- Disabled Veterans Exemption Instructions
- Surviving Spouse of a Disabled Veteran Application and Instructions
- Surviving Spouse of a Gold Star Veteran Application and Instructions
Contact the Colorado Division of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs: 970-257-3760