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Property Tax Exemption for Community Solar Gardens   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/17/2014
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:100% exemption for the percentage of electricity capacity (AC) of a community solar garden attributed to residential or governmental subscribers or organizations that are already exempt from property taxes
Start Date:01/01/2015
Expiration Date:12/31/2020
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
H.B. 14-1101

Community solar gardens are classified as locally assessed properties for the purpose of property taxation. H.B. 1101 exempts from property tax the percentage of electricity capacity (AC) of a community solar garden that is attributed to residential subscribers, governmental subscribers, or organizations that already have been granted property tax-exempt status. The property tax exemption is for the tax years beginning on January 1, 2015 and ending before January 1, 2021. 

  Michael Krueger
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
DivisionProperty Taxation (State-Assessed Property)
1313 Sherman Street, #419
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 864-7774
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