Now Accepting Credit & Debit Cards for Walk-In Release Form Payments

Cards accepted for in-person transactions. Credit fees are 2.3% of total due (minimum $1). Debit cards incur a $3.95 flat fee.

FAQs

    • Request for Release of Deed of Trust form 
    • The original Promissory Note
    • The original recorded Deed of Trust OR a copy of the recorded Deed of Trust 
    • A check made out to "Larimer County Public Trustee" in the amount of $28.00 for a one-page release ($5 for additional pages)
    • If the request has been mailed, an addressed envelope with proper postage for returning the Original Promissory Note and Deed of Trust is required.

    Please download our complete Release of Deed Documentation Checklist  for more detailed information.

  1. The duties of the Public Trustee are set by Colorado Statutes. The Public Trustee may accept a Release of Deed of Trust WITHOUT Evidence of Debt Form  without the original Promissory Note only when the owner of the evidence of debt meets the Qualified Holder requirements as provided by the Colorado Revised Statutes. If the original Promissory Note has been lost by a private lender, a Lost Instrument Bond must be furnished as a replacement.

  2. We process 20,000-30,000+ Release of Deed of Trust forms per year. The easiest way to see if your lender has completed the paperwork to release your lien is to visit the Clerk & Recorder's Easy Access Portal, which will allow you to search Larimer County public records. Please contact the Clerk's office at 970-498-7860 for any additional questions.

  3. Colorado Revised Statutes Section 38-35-124 states that the "creditor or holder of the indebtedness shall, within ninety days after satisfaction of the indebtedness and receipt from the debtor of reasonable cost of procuring and recording the release documents, file with the Public Trustee the documents required for a release as prescribed by section 38-39-102." If your lender fails to comply with Colorado law in this regard, please contact your legal advisor. This office does not have the authority to enforce this law.

  4. If a paper release form is processed, the Clerk & Recorder's office mails it to the borrower's address as listed on the form after it is recorded, per state statute. However, many release forms are submitted electronically by qualifying banks and mortgage servicers and are processed completely paperless. If you need a copy for your records, please visit the Clerk & Recorder's Easy Access Portal, which will allow you to search Larimer County public records. If you need help accessing or printing your documents, please call the Clerk's office at 970-498-7860 for any additional questions.