Local Option Property Tax Work-Off Program





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

Other Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type



The benefit allows eligible taxpayers to perform work for the taxing entity in lieu of the payment of any real property taxes due. Taxpayers will work at the federal minimum wage rate. The number of hours of work to be performed shall be calculated by dividing the amount of property taxes owed by the wage rate.

How is Benefit Disbursed


Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Eligibility is limited to the applicant's homestead, and the property must be non-income-producing. The applicant must own, or be purchasing, the fee simple estate solely or jointly unless prohibited by ill health.

Eligibility Criteria




Principal Residence

Description of Eligibility Criteria

The claimant must be 60 years of age or older, is a first responder with a permanent disability, or who suffer from a disability as defined by the taxing authority administering the program.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government must take action to opt in

Local Option Regarding Program Features

Local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Description of State Funding for Tax Loss

The payment for work is paid to county treasurer which the taxpayer must deliver to the treasurer.

Record ID



Effective 2 August 2019, the program was expanded to first responder with a permanent occupational disability. Application procedures and due dates are set by the county. Applicants must also submit proof of disability.


Colo. Rev. Stat. § 39-3.7-101 ~ 102 (in effect for 2019)
2019 Colo. Sess. Laws ch. 222 (HB 1080 §3)

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