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Local Option - Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

General Public/Consumer
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

Varies (local option)

Program Info
Start Date 


Program Type 
Property Tax Incentive
Rebate Amount 

Varies (local option)

Colorado enacted legislation in April 2007 ([ SB 145]) to authorize 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. [ HB 1126] of May 2009 added solar thermal (non-electric) systems to the list of renewable energy equipment eligible for the property tax exemption.

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 program would be 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.

Web sites for many Colorado cities can be found at the Colorado Municipal League website, [].

Web sites for Colorado counties can be found at the Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, [].