Local Option - Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Program Local Option - Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Colorado
Administrator Department of Local Affairs, Local Governments
Start Date
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

Colorado enacted S.B. 07-145 in April 2007, authorizing counties and municipalities to offer property or sales tax rebates or credits to residential and commercial property owners who install renewable energy systems on their property. 

Eligible renewable energy property is defined as "any fixture, product, system, device or interacting group of devices that produce electricity from renewable resources, including, but not limited to, photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, small wind systems, biomass systems, or geothermal systems."

The incentive is administered at the local level by individual cities and counties. Individuals should contact the cities or counties where their property is located to see if a tax rebate or credit has been established in their community.

Websites for many Colorado cities can be found at the Colorado Municipal League website, 

Websites for Colorado counties can be found at the Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, www.ccionline.org.

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