Documents required for processing a release of deed of trust are:
- Release of Deed of Trust form, signed and notarized
- Deed of Trust, original or copy
- Promissory Note, the original document only, marked “paid” or “cancelled” (except in the case of a “Live Note” or Partial Release)
- Indemnification Release form — The is an alternative available to qualified lenders in the case where a promissory note is not submitted.
Certified mail is recommended for documents submitted by postal mail.
Costs for filing, recording and additional pages can be found on the Fees page. Visit the Forms page to download appropriate forms for the release of deed of trust.
All completed releases are recorded and become public documents searchable in Denver's recorded documents database.
Note: True "mortgages" are rare in Colorado, which is a "deed of trust" state. If you have a document that has been recorded as a mortgage, the release of this document is completed through the Clerk and Recorder's Office, though it is not exactly the same procedure as a release of deed of trust. If you have a release of an actual mortgage, please contact the Recording Division in the Clerk and Recorder's office at 311 (or 720-865-8400 outside of Denver) to get the exact wording and requirements for properly recording the release.