Foreclosure Forms and Fees

Public Trustee fees and forms

If you are using assistive technology and are unable to access the content of the documents on this page, contact the Public Trustee department.

Payments to the Public Trustee must be made payable to Denver Public Trustee. Credit card payments are not accepted.

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder does not supply most legal forms. Deed release forms can be found on the Public Trustee Fees and Forms page. Many standard business forms are available at the Denver Public Library and some office supply stores (Office Max/Office Depot has many for sale).  

To access the library's free legal forms, you will need to apply for a free Denver Public Library card online

Neither the Clerk's staff nor the library's staff can offer legal advice, such as which form is correct for your needs. We suggest you seek the advice of an attorney for questions regarding any legal document.

Foreclosure fees

Foreclosure fees and charges are outlined in the Colorado Revised Statutes. .

Foreclosure Deposit: 38-38-101(10) to be Applied to Fees and Costs

  • For all foreclosure filings: $500 plus the amount of the fee permitted pursuant to § 38-37-104 (1)(b)(I)

Foreclosure Fees: 38-37-104(1)(b)

  • Opening and administering a foreclosure: For foreclosure filings where the original principal amount or the outstanding balance (whichever is less) is equal to or less than $480,000: $150
  • For foreclosure filings where the original principal amount or the outstanding balance (whichever is less) is more than $480,000: 1/32 of 1 percent
  • (II) Accepting the filing of an Intent to Redeem (per notice): $50
  • (III) Processing and executing a Certificate of Redemption*: *$30
  • (IV) Executing a Confirmation Deed*: *$30
  • (V) Processing a Withdrawal*: *$35
  • (VI) Processing an Administrative Withdrawal*: *$50
  • (VII) Recommencing sale when held in violation of Automatic Stay*: *$50
  • (VIII) Recommencing sale after bankruptcy where publication was not completed*: *$75
  • (IX) Performing actions caused by a Partial Release as described in 38-38-101(9): *$100
  • (X) The sum of all amounts paid by the Public Trustee to third parties in connection with processing a foreclosure: various
  • (XI) Processing a Rescission of Sale pursuant to 38-38-113: $100
  • (XII) Rescheduling a sale after a Rescission of Sale pursuant to 38-38-113(4): $50

Additional Recording Costs

  • Recording of $13 for the first page and $5 per additional page pursuant to §30-1-103 and §30-10-421

Other fees

Other Fees

38-37-104(1)(c): Convey and dispose of property of a dissolved for profit or nonprofit corporation after death of the last surviving director as described in §38-30-171(3)(b) and §38-30-173(3)(b) $25
Serve as trustee of an unexecuted express trust after the death of the surviving trustee as described in §38-34-104 $25

38-37-104(1)(d): Serve as escrow agent for contract for deed as described in §38-35-126(1), annually for each taxable year

38-38-109(2)(d): The fees prescribed in section 38-37-104(1)(b)(VII) and (1)(b)(VIII) recommencing sale after being enjoined by court order where publication was not completed. $75
Recommencing a sale after being set aside by court order $50
38-38-704: The fees and costs for providing educational or other information or material to the property owner or any person liable on the debt, not to exceed $25
Release Fees
For executing a Release of Deed of Trust $15
*Additional Recording Costs
Recording of $13 for the first page and $5 per additional page pursuant to§30-1-103 and §30-10-421


Payment and special notices

Wire Transfer Instructions for Cures and Redemptions(PDF, 130KB)

Forms of payment to the Public Trustee

  • C.R.S. 38-37-108: All monies payable to a Public Trustee at any foreclosure sale under the provisions of this article or upon redemption or cure pursuant to article 38 of this title shall be in the form of cash, electronic transfer to an account of the public trustee available for such purpose, or a certified check, cashier’s check, teller’s check, draft denominated as an official check that is a teller’s check, or a cashier’s check as those terms are defined in and governed by the “Uniform Commercial Code,” Title 4, C.R.S., made payable to the Public Trustee and certified or issued by a state-charted bank, savings and loan association, or credit union licensed to do business in the state of Colorado or a federally chartered bank, savings bank, or credit union.

Special Notices

  • C.R.S. 30-1-108: All officers of this state who are required to collect fees for their services are required to make fair tables of their respective fees and keep the same posted in their respective offices in some conspicuous place for the inspection of all persons who have business in said office; and, if any such officer neglects to keep a table of fees posted in his office, such officer, for each day of such neglect, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars, to be recovered by action at law before the county court for the use of the county in which the offense has been committed.
  • C.R.S. 30-1-116(1): Every officer shall collect every fee, as prescribed, for services performed by him in advance, if the same can be ascertained, and when any officer negligently or willfully fails to collect any such fee, the same shall be charged against his salary.

    © Colorado Public Trustees’ Association - Effective January 1, 2017

Releases of deeds of trust

Mail completed forms to:

Attention:  Public Trustee Division

201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 101,

Denver, CO 80202

Note: Our office administers public trustee functions for properties located in the City and County of Denver. For properties in other counties, consult the Clerk and Recorder for the property's location.