Application Process and Change of Status

The San Juan County Assessor's Office administers this program and is responsible for determining if you meet the qualifications. You may contact the Assessor's Office to obtain the application or download the form from this webpage. 

Initial Application and Forms

Renewal Application

A renewal application is required at least once every six years. After your initial application and acceptance into the program, you will be notified by the San Juan County Assessor's Office when it is time to submit a renewal application. Generally, San Juan County will require participants in the program to submit a renewal application every two to four years. 

Due Dates for Application

If you want an exemption for taxes due in 2019, please submit your application by December 31, 2019. The application for tax relief in 2019 must include your 2018 income documentation (IRS Form 1040, SSA-1099, etc). All sources of income must be reported to the Assessor's Office. 

Change of Status Report

A Change in Status Report must be filed with the Assessor's Office if changes in your income or living circumstances affect the exemption. Change of Status Reports are available from the San Juan County Assessor's Officer or on this webpage. 

Refunds for Prior Years

If you paid prior years’ taxes because of a mistake, oversight, or a lack of knowledge about this program, you may be eligible for a refund. You must meet all of the qualifications for the exemption as if you had applied at the time the application was due. Separate applications must be submitted for each of the tax years. In order to receive a refund, applications must be filed within three years of the date the taxes were due. Refunds will not be made beyond the three years.