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Frequently Asked Questions


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  • Phone: 311 inside Denver, or 720-865-8400
  • Address: 201 West Colfax Avenue, Department 101
  • Hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Free notarization is available at the cashier's window, 2nd floor of the Wellington Webb office building. Your bank may offer free notary services as well.

  • Electronic (or "wire") transfers
  • Visa, MasterCard or Discover is accepted for releases of deeds of trust.
  • Cash or personal checks are accepted for small amounts. These checks should be made out to Manager of Finance.
  • Redemption or cure payments must be paid in cash, electronic transfer or certified funds from a bank. Certified checks should be made out to Denver County Public Trustee.

The photocopy fee for Public Trustee documents is 25 cents per page.

Foreclosure Auctions

The Denver Public Trustee foreclosure auctions are held online Thursdays at 10 a.m. Register, make deposits and bid here

Bidders must register and deposit funds here to participate in the Denver Public Trustee auctions. The policies, regulations and deadlines are available on the link.

Not every house will go to auction. Some properties will be continued (postponed) week to week because of bankruptcy, a pending cure or other reason.

The amount of the lender's bid is determined by the lender and its attorney and may include late fees, unpaid interest, attorney fees, and Public Trustee fees. These factors can sometimes cause the amount of the bid to exceed the amount of the initial loan.

The Public Trustee does not research chain of title or whether a given property has liens against it. You may use a title company or search through the public records (not all liens may be found this way).

Please consult a real estate attorney to determine when it is legal to enter a home purchased at auction through the Public Trustee. The Public Trustee does not have the keys to any properties.

Please see Redemptions.

Lien holders are required to remit $50 for each Intent to Redeem, a copy of their lien, a list of expenses and receipts for those expenses.

Deed Release

Call 311 inside Denver, or 720-865-8400, and ask to be transferred to the Public Trustee.

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201 W. Colfax Avenue
Dept. 101
Denver, CO 80202
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.


Office of the Clerk & Recorder

Phone: 720-865-8400

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