Public Trustee

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  • Phone: 970-328-8870
    Fax: 970-328-8879

    Public Trustee
    500 Broadway
    P.O. Box 1229
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    publict@eaglecounty.us


Release of Deed of Trust

Release of Deed of Trust
A Release of Deed of Trust is a document signed and executed by the current beneficiary of a Deed of Trust. The release form is submitted to the Public Trustee’s Office in the county in which the property is located. The purpose of the release is to remove all or a portion of the lien created by the Deed of Trust. For more information visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/Colorado/.

 Fees

Recording - First Page $13
Recording - Each Additional Page $ 5
Public Trustee Fee $15
Process a Release of Deed of Trust

The Public Trustee's office must have three items submitted in order to begin processing a Release:

1.  Request for Release of Deed of Trust
If you are trying to find a release form, we recommend that you visit Bradford Publishing, or use the links below. Please include a return name and address on your release form.

2.  Original Promissory Note
Marked paid must be presented with the Release of Deed of Trust, unless you are using form 1197 (noteless release form). Form 1197 may only be used by banking institutions, savings and loan, or mortgage companies and does not require the submission of the original promissory note.

3.  Recorded Deed of Trust
This document does not need to be the original, a recorded copy is acceptable. 

Release of Deed of Trust - With Note

Release of Deed of Trust - Without Note

Additional documents that may be required:

Affidavit of Discrepancy
If there is a discrepancy in any of the information between the Deed of Trust and the Promissory Note, a notarized affidavit explaining the discrepancy must be presented with the Release of Deed of Trust. This document must be signed and notarized by the beneficiary. 
Affidavit of Discrepancy Form

Recorded Release of Deed of Trust

Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-39-109, once a Release of Deed of Trust is recorded with the Clerk and Recorder, the Clerk and Recorder will return the original Release of Deed of Trust to the original grantor, assuming party, or current owner using the current address for the original grantor, assuming party, or current owner provided to the Public Trustee as referenced in paragraph 1 above. 

Please make checks payable to Eagle County Public Trustee. If you have any questions, please contact us at 970-328-8870.