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Centennial Program
Centennial Program

​For Income Eligible Colorado Residents

The Centennial Program includes products for income-eligible Colorado residents. Applicants must be a Colorado resident, at least 18 years of age (64 for the Senior Lifetime Fishing License), and have a federal total taxable income for the previous calendar year below a specific income level, depending on family size. 

The Centennial Program application may be mailed to: 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Attn: Centennial Program
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216

The pass may be purchased at any CPW office or park.

In order to purchase the Centennial Program, the applicant must show a photo identification card and provide documentation, in the form of the previous year federal income tax return, that the federal total taxable income of such individual was at or below a determined threshold amount. The ONLY tax documents that can be used to determine eligibility for the Centennial Program are U.S. Federal tax forms 1040 or 1040-SR. The Federal Total Taxable Income is found on Line 15 of the tax forms. 

Please see the Centennial Program Application for complete details and requirements. 

Products offered

  1. ​​​​Centennial Pass - $14.00
    This pass is valid from March 1 through March 31 of the following year. With this pass, the Centennial Park Pass holder and vehicle occupants will be allowed entrance to Colorado’s State Parks in any vehicle they choose. The pass holder must be present in the vehicle for the pass to be valid. 

    ** Cherry Creek State Park requires an additional $3 water basin fee. If you want to visit this park please include this fee in your payment total.

    The Centennial Pass may be purchased at all CPW locations and State Parks.

  2. Centennial State Wildlife Area Pass -$10.07
    This pass is valid from the date of purchase through March 31 of the following year. With this pass, individuals will be allowed access to Colorado’s State Wildlife Areas. This pass does NOT provide access to State Parks and does NOT include the Search & Rescue Fee.

  3. Centennial Senior Lifetime Fishing License -$9.85
    This product is only offered to resident seniors 64 years of age or older. This license is a lifetime license and does not need to be renewed or reapplied for each year.


Qualifications

Your household income needs to be at or below the amounts listed in the table below.

2021 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Persons in
Family or Household
48 Contiguous
States and D.C.
Alaska Hawaii
1$12,880
$16,090
$14,820
2$17,420
$21,770
$20,040
3$21,960
$27,450
$25,260
4
$26,500
$33,130
$30,480
5$31,040
$38,810
$35,700
6$35,580
$44,490
$40,920
7$40,120
$50,170
$46,140
8
$44,660
$55,850
$51,360
For each additional
person, add
 $4,540
$5,680
 $5,220

Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines. In effect as of January 13, 2021.


In order to qualify for this program, a customer must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents filed for the previous tax year:

  1. 2020 U.S. federal income tax form 1040
  2. 2020 U.S. federal income tax form 1040-SR
  3. If you do not have a tax form from last year, or your income is at a level such that you were not required to file a federal income tax return within the last calendar year, you must sign the affidavit provided on the back of this application as proof to that effect under penalty of perjury.