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Treasurer's Deed Application Information

The only person(s) who may apply for a Treasurer's Deed is the holder of the Tax Lien Sale Certificate.

In accordance with CRS 39-11-120(1) and 39-11-128(1)(a), a Treasurer's Deed may be issued three years from the date of the original sale, upon proper application and notification.

How do I apply?
Contact the Treasurer's Office and request an application at 303-582-5222 or click on the link to go to the application so you can print it off "Application For Issuance Of Treasurer's Deed".  Click here for the Deed Application in a PDF Document Please return the completed application and the $600 or $450 application fee to our office at P.O. Box 368, Central City, CO  80427.

Per CRS 39-11-120, applications received without the original certificate cannot be processed.

The original certificates are now kept in the Treasurer's vault starting from 1997. 

The application fee is a title expense which includes the following:

  • Title commitment and policy

  • Advertising charges

  • Mailing fees

  • Processing fees

  • Posting fees

  • Any additional charges necessary for issuance of a Treasurer's Deed.  These costs are called "Deed Costs", which are returned to the applicant if redeemed.

The Treasurer's Deed process takes approximately four to six months, given no unforeseen problems.  The Deed is issued four months after the first date of advertising.  Advertising is initiated as soon as the title commitment is complete.  The advertisement is then sent by certified mail to legally interested parties.