What is a release of deed of trust?
Requirements for Release of Deed of Trust
A Release of Deed of Trust is signed and executed by the Current Beneficiary of a Loan that is paid in full and then submitted
to the Public Trustee of the county where the property is located. The Public Trustee then compares the documents presented
and signs and executes the Release form and then records it with the County Clerk and Recorder.
COLORADO REVISED STATUTES Section 38-39-102 has set out requirements for releasing a Deed of Trust. Based on these statutes, a Release of Deed of Trust
may be processed by the Public Trustee of the County where the property is located, when the following documents have been
Original Promissory Note, which has been marked "Paid" or "Cancelled" and signed by the Current Beneficiary’s (Holders or Lenders), agent or attorney
in fact for the Current Beneficiary. For Partial Releases and/or Full releases with a live note, the original note must be
presented. If the original promissory note has been lost or cannot be presented, please contact our office for information
on acceptable substitutes.
Recorded Deed of Trust, original or copy. The Clerk’s original recording information must be legible. Submit the entire Deed of Trust. Copies of recorded documents may be purchased from
the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder (303) 795-4520.
Request for Release of Deed of Trust,
Use this document if you have the original note (evidence of debt).
Use this document if the lender signing the Request for Release is one of the entities described in 38-39-102(3.5)(b), C.R.S., when the original
note (evidence of debt) is unavailable.
Payment of $26, payable to the Arapahoe County Public Trustee, to execute and record a one page Release form. Include $5 for each additional
page of the Release form (i.e. attached notaries, legal descriptions, and two page release forms).
Enclose a stamped, addressed envelope, in which to return the cancelled documents.
If the documents are mailed, we suggest you mail them certified mail. The easiest, most efficient way is to bring the release and the above mentioned
documents to our office. Someone is always available to assist you between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Our office is located at 2329 West Main Street, Suite 100, Littleton, Colorado 80120.
Please contact us, if you have any questions. 303-730-0071.