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General Information

The Adams County Public Trustee is appointed by the Governor of the State of Colorado. The office is "fee funded" and receives no taxpayer funding from the County General Fund.  Excess fees earned over what it takes to operate the Public Trustee's Office are remitted to the County Treasurer each quarter during the year and eventually go the County General Fund under control of the Board of County Commissioners.

The Public Trustee is appointed to perform public service duties as prescribed in Title 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and serves as the neutral, intermediate party between the lender and the borrower to assure that each party can exercise its legal rights and remedies. The duties of the Office include processing documents pertaining to Foreclosures of Deeds of Trust (mortgages) and Releases of Deeds of Trust. The Public Trustee is NOT an attorney and cannot provide legal advice to any parties.

Office Closure Policy

If the Public Trustee's Office is closed on a regularly-scheduled Wednesday sale date because of a County-wide office closure (due to weather conditions, etc.) the sales scheduled for that day will be CANCELLED. Any sales cancelled because the office is closed will be CONTINUED to the next regularly-scheduled Wednesday sale date and NEW BIDS WILL BE REQUIRED. If the County is on a "delayed opening schedule" due to unanticipated conditions, the Wednesday sale may be delayed and not begin at 10:00 a.m. If you suspect that our office may be closed due to weather conditions, please attempt to call our office Wednesday morning at 720.523.6250 for further information.

Public Trustee's Policies

Periodically, the Adams County Public Trustee's Office adopts NEW policies regarding processes and procedures conducted in the office.  PLEASE be sure to check all links on this site for policies adopted and posted by the office.

PLEASE NOTE: The foreclosure laws may CHANGE because of legislation adopted each year by the Colorado Legislature. Foreclosure cases may be processed (and have different legal rights and remedies) depending on when the foreclosure was filed or started. PLEASE REFER to the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 38, Article 38 for changes and their effective dates to assure compliance with the law at the time the foreclosure is filed or started.

Susan A. Orecchio
Public Trustee
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
Suite W1000
Brighton, CO 80601-8217
Ph: 720.523.6250
Fx: 720.523.6548

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Excluding holidays)