Eligible applicants could receive an average refund of $1,000 from 2022 property taxes
DENVER- May 4, 2023 – Denver Human Services (DHS) is currently accepting applications for the Denver Property Tax Relief Program which provides a partial refund of property taxes paid or the equivalent in rent to qualified Denver residents.
Newly released information from the biannual assessment conducted by the Colorado Assessors’ Association shows that property valuations saw double-digit increases. The median increase for property valuations in Denver was 33 percent.
“The significant increase in property values also results in rising property taxes, which could strain Denver families,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “The Denver Property Tax Relief program is one way we can help and support the homeowners and renters who are most financially impacted by these changes. We want people to know there is assistance available for folks who are struggling financially.”
The Denver Property Tax Relief Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 program year. The minimum assistance amount is $372 or the total amount paid in property taxes or rent, whichever is less. The amount may be increased based on the applicant’s income and the average refund is $1,000. Applications are accepted for the 2022 program year through April 30, 2024. People who may qualify include:
- Renters and homeowners ages 65+
- Renters and homeowners disabled for all 2022
- Homeowners who lived with at least one dependent minor child in 2022
More information about the program, eligibility requirements and application details are available at www.denvergov.org/propertytaxrelief.
Other Assistance Available
DHS offers a number of assistance programs to support Denver residents who are struggling financially, including help with evictions, rent, mortgage payments, and help with some energy bills. Additionally, DHS can help with cash for food or medical bills.
Denver’s assessor works hard to ensure they value properties appropriately. However, residents are encouraged to file a protest if they believe the property was valued incorrectly. Protests can be filed online, in-person, or by mail. Instructions to protest are here.
There is also relief available for seniors and disabled veterans and from the State of Colorado for tax deferrals.