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The Gold Star Spouse Exemption is available to applicants who are the surviving spouse of either a military service member who died in the line of duty or a veteran whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. The surviving spouse must not have remarried in order to be eligible. The Gold Star Spouse must own and occupy the property as their primary residence since January 1 of the application year. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the application.
You can apply for the Gold Star Spouse Exemption in person or by mail. Apply in person at the Assessor’s Office or mail your completed Gold Star Spouse Exemption form (PDF) to: Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs 155 Van Gordon Street, Ste. 201, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.
Gold Star Spouse Exemption Form Instructions (PDF)