C.R.S. Section 39-3.5-101

As used in this article 3.5, unless the context otherwise requires:


“Homestead” means the owner-occupied residence of the taxpayer and includes owner-occupied units in a condominium, townhouse, or similar structure and an owner-occupied mobile home.


“Mobile home” means any wheeled vehicle, exceeding either eight feet in width or thirty-two feet in length, excluding towing gear and bumpers, without motive power, which is designed and commonly used for occupancy by persons for residential purposes, in either temporary or permanent locations, and which may be drawn over the public highways by a motor vehicle.


“Person called into military service” means a member of the Army National Guard of the United States, the Army reserve, the Naval reserve, the Marine Corps reserve, the Air National Guard of the United States, the Air Force reserve, or the Coast Guard reserve who has been ordered to active duty pursuant to 10 U.S.C. sec. 12301 (a) or 12302 for a period of more than thirty consecutive days in a time of war or national emergency declared by the congress or the president of the United States. “Active duty” includes any period during which a person called into military service is absent from duty on account of sickness, wounds, leave, or other lawful cause.


“Real property taxes” means all ad valorem taxes levied on a homestead, including special assessments and all other charges which are recoverable by law at the annual real estate tax sale, and includes special assessments and all other charges which are recoverable by law at the personal property tax sale of a mobile home, as provided in section 39-10-111.


“State treasurer” includes a third-party administrator that enters into a contract with the state treasurer to administer the property tax deferral program created in this article 3.5 in accordance with section 39-3.5-103.5 (2).


“Tax-deferred property” means the property upon which real property taxes are deferred pursuant to this article.


“Tax-growth cap” means an amount equal to the average of a person’s real property taxes paid on the same homestead for the two property tax years preceding the year a deferral is claimed, increased by four percent.


“Taxpayer” means a person who has filed or whose guardian, conservator, or attorney-in-fact has filed a claim for deferral pursuant to this article or persons who have jointly filed a claim for deferral under this article.

Source: Section 39-3.5-101 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-39.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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