Property Tax Exemptions for Senior Citizens and Disabled Veterans

Senior Citizen Exemption

The Assessor's office has served over 800 senior citizens who have been approved to receive the “Senior Homestead Exemption”. The maintenance of this program is paramount to our office, and we will continue to administer the Senior Homestead Program.

For qualifying seniors, this exemption reduces the property tax on the primary residence by exempting 50% of the first $200,000 in market value. For example:

  • If your primary residence has a market value of $200,000, the first $100,000 will be exempt from taxation.
  • If your primary residence has a market value of $175,000, the first $87,500 will be exempt from taxation, etc.

If you have previously applied and been approved for participation in the Senior Exemption Program, you need take no further action. Your initial application is still in effect. The Assessor must be informed of any changes in ownership or occupancy of the property within 60-days of when the change occurs.  IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NEEDED, WE WILL CONTACT YOU!

Completed Application must be submitted to the following address:
Alamosa County Assessor 
8999 Independence Way, Suite 105
Alamosa, Colorado  81101


Disabled Veteran Exemption

  • The exemption is available to applicants who:
    1. Sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States 
    2. Were honorably discharged,
    3. Were rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as one hundred percent “permanent and total” disabled. 
  • VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant’s eligibility. 
  • The applicant must have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary residence since January 1 of the year of application;
  • Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the eligibility requirements section of the application. 
  • The application deadline for 2016 is July 1
  • For questions call: (303) 343-1268
  • The application form is available:

Completed application must be submitted to the following address:
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
1355 S. Colorado Blvd., Bldg C, Suite 113
Denver, Colorado  80222