Senior Property Tax Exemption Access the form online
Or: Contact the Yuma County Assessor’s Office
The Senior Property Tax Exemption is available:
On residential property only
If you live in the county and your home is built on agricultural land you own, you are only eligible to receive the exemption on your residence. If you live in town or on a residential tract in the country, you will receive the exemption for both your house and the lot or tract.
To be eligible the following three statements must be true.
- You are a resident of Yuma County and you are 65 years of age or older on January 1 of the current year.
- You are a taxpayer who has lived in your home for ten consecutive years prior to January 1 of the current year.
- You are a homeowner who has owned your home for ten consecutive years prior to January 1 of the current year.
You can only claim one exemption in the State of Colorado. Therefore, if you own a home in more than one county, you can only claim one house for exemption. This is usually based on where you are registered to vote or which home is considered your permanent residence. Your spouse cannot claim another residence in Colorado.
You may still qualify if you do not own your home directly. If you have made a trust for the property or it is in a partnership, etc., you can still qualify by filling out the long form. These forms are also available online or at the Assessors’ office.