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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)
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.

Pursuant to House Bill 10-1007, enacted by the Colorado Legislature and signed by the Governor, EFFECTIVE 7/1/10 for documents recorded with the Clerk and Recorder's office after being processed by the Public Trustee's office, the recording fee for the FIRST PAGE will be $11.00. The recording fee for additional document pages will be $5.00 per page. The Adams County Public Trustee's office will be required to reject documents submitted without the appropriate recording fees remitted to us.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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.

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.

Special Notice for Attorneys Only
If you correspond with the Public Trustee's office via email regarding a foreclosure action, you MUST use the following address:    to assure that your requests or submitted documents are processed.
Please indicate in the subject line the foreclosure case number and the nature of your request or the information you desire (such as Continuance, Deed Request, Bid, etc.)