El Paso County, Colorado, December 05, 2022 – Starting in 2023, Amendment E will allow qualifying surviving spouses of Gold Star Veterans to apply for the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption.
The Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption was passed in Colorado in November 2006. At the time, this exemption helped senior citizens and disabled veterans, who qualified, have 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence exempted. Amendment E is now allowing Gold Star Veterans surviving spouses to apply for this benefit.
“I am incredibly grateful that the voters of Colorado agree with me regarding the recent passing of the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption being expanded to surviving spouses of Gold Star Veterans. We must continually work to preserve and enhance any benefits to our surviving United States military spouses and their children and always honor the memory of that military member who made the ultimate sacrifice.” – Steve Schleiker, County Assessor.
For more information on the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption, please visit our El Paso County, Assessor Site or contact the County Assessor office at (719) 520-6600.