Public Trustee Forms

Foreclosure Documents

Release of Deed of Trust Documents

Documents required for Releasing a Deed of Trust

Request for Release Forms

  • by Owner of Indebtedness WITH Production of Evidence of Debt  (pdf form) 
    This form is used for submission with the original cancelled evidence of debt such as a note

  • by Owner of Indebtedness WITHOUT Production of Evidence of Debt (pdf form) 
    This form is used when the original evid
    ence of debt is not presented.  In order to use this form, the owner of the indebtedness must be one of the following entities and check the appropriate box.

    1. A Qualified Holder of the evidence of debt (Statutory definition of Qualified Holder);

    2. A holder of the evidence of debt submitting a corporate surety bond in lieu of the original evidence of debt;

    3. A title insurance company licensed and qualified in Colorado; or

    4. A holder, as specified in § 38-39-102 (3)(d)(I), Colorado Revised Statutes, that agrees that it is obligated to indemnify the Public Trustee pursuant to statute as a result of the action of the Public Trustee in accordance with this Request for Release and that has caused the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be satisfied in full, or in the case of a partial release, to the extent required by the holder of the indebtedness.  (The release must be e-filed in order to use this option)


How To Fill Out A Request for Release of Deed of Trust

  1. The form must be printed on legal size paper.

  2. The Document Return information at the top must remain inside the box.

  3. Check the appropriate box for a FULL or a PARTIAL Release.

  4. Enter the current date.

  5. The Grantor, Beneficiary, and Deed of Trust dates and recording information must match exactly what is on the Deed of Trust.

  6. Enter the current address as requested or check the box if the current address is unknown.

  7. Fill in the County that will be releasing the Deed of Trust.

  8. For a Partial Release, the legal description of what is being released must be entered in the space provided.  If more space is needed, make the legal description a second page.

  9. If using the Request for Release by Owner of Indebtedness Without Production of Evidence of Debt, check the appropriate box: a, b, c, or d.

  10. Enter the name and address of the Current Owner and Holder of the Indebtedness (Note) that is secured by the Deed of Trust being released.

  11. If appropriate, enter the name, title, and address of the officer for the Current Owner and Holder of the Indebtedness.  This may be the person(s) signing the Request for Release form.

  12. The Release form must be signed and notarized.  The notary must fill in the information underneath the signatures, sign and affix their seal.

  13. The fee for executing and recording a one page Release is $28.00.  There is an additional recording fee of $5.00 per page for any additional pages to be recorded, such as the legal description.

  14. Submit the completed Release form, the necessary fee, the original recorded Deed of Trust or a legible copy thereof, and unless you are submitting the Request for Release by Owner of Indebtedness Without Production of Evidence of Debt, the original evidence of debt marked paid, if applicable.