Division of Conservation: Fees

Fees

Pursuant to section 12-61-1104(3) and 12-61-1106(6), C.R.S., the Division prescribes fees for conservation easement holder certification applications, tax credit certificate applications, and for optional preliminary advisory opinions of the conservation purpose and/or the appraisal of conservation easements that may result in a tax credit certificate application.

2019 prescribed fees:

  • Certification fees for entities currently accredited by a national land conservation organization

    • Initial Certification Application Fee - Stewardship-only: $500

    • Initial Certification Application Fee - Full certification: $1,000

    • Conservation Easement Holder Renewal Fee - Stewardship-only: $250

    • Conservation Easement Holder Renewal Fee - Full certification : $500

  • Certification fees for entities not currently accredited by a national land conservation organization

    • Initial Certification Application Fee - Stewardship-only: $1,000

    • Initial Certification Application Fee - Full certification: $2,000

    • Conservation Easement Holder Renewal Fee - Stewardship-only: $500

    • Conservation Easement Holder Renewal Fee - Full certification : $1,000

  • Optional preliminary advisory opinions

    • For an appraisal of a proposed transaction: $10,000

    • For a proposed deed of conservation easement, conservation purpose, or other relevant aspect of a proposed transaction: $2,000

  • Tax Credit Certificate Applications

    • For Donations made in 2011-2013: $305

    • For Donations made on or after January 1, 2014: $8,000


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