Public Trustee

Public Trustee Responsibilities

In the State of Colorado, the standard means of securing a loan on real estate is with a Deed of Trust. There are three parties involved with a Deed of Trust

  • Borrower
  • Lender
  • Public trustee

When a property owner executes a Deed of Trust, they are essentially deeding the property to the Public Trustee to hold in trust for the benefit of the lender until the indebtedness is paid in full. When it is paid, the lender sends the Public Trustee a Request for Release and the Public Trustee confirms the release and re-conveys the property back to the property owner. Both the Deed of Trust and the Release of Deed of Trust are legal documents and anyone executing them should consider consulting legal counsel.

The Revenue Manager is responsible for executing Releases of Deeds of Trust and handling Foreclosures.

Starting June 1, many City and County of Broomfield services will offer walk-in, by appointment, or virtual services —or all three—for the convenience and safety of residents. Please note many, if not all, services are also available online via self-service, or over the phone. 

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Contact Information

  1. Public Trustee Administrator

    City and County Building
    One Descombes Drive
    Broomfield, CO 80020
    Phone: 303-464-5845
    Fax: 303-438-6252