The Public Trustee for Clear Creek County is Carol Lee
The Deputy Public Trustee is Jan Paradise
The Public Trustee's Office is located in the Clear Creek County Courthouse with the Treasurer's Office at 405 Argentine Street, (PO Box 2000) Georgetown, Colorado 80444.
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The Public Trustee's Office is a statutory mediator in the Colorado foreclosure process.
The powers and duties of the Public Trustee are defined in Title 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
The Public Trustee responsibilities include:
* administer foreclosure proceedings for properties located in Clear Creek County and;
* the release of Deeds of Trust for properties located in Clear Creek County.
We can accept e-releases through Simplifile
e-foreclosures through Government Technology Systems
Serving Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Colorado is the only state in the nation that has a Public Trustee system for administering foreclosures. Explicit in that fact is the perspective that the Public Trustee and her professional staff are dedicated to serving the public interest, especially homeowners facing foreclosure. While we cannot give legal advice, real estate advice, or financial advice, we can and do insure the fair treatment, under law, of homeowners facing the considerable pressures and demands of a foreclosure.
Other Participants in the Foreclosure Process: Lenders, attorneys representing lenders, and persons interested in bidding at scheduled foreclosure sales are the other participants in the Colorado foreclosure process.
The Public Trustee and her professional staff are dedicated to fairness for all parties in the foreclosure process. The Public Trustee's Office does not give legal advice.
Notice to an owner in foreclosure:
If your property goes to foreclosure auction sale and is purchased for more than the total owed to the lender and to all other lien holders, please contact the Public Trustee's office after the sale because you may have funds due to you.
Please Note: The Colorado foreclosure laws may be changed from time to time by the Colorado General Assembly through legislation signed by the Governor. The laws have changed several times over the past few years. Please check Title 38, Article 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes for current laws relating to foreclosures. Due to the change in laws, the Public Trustee's office will be simultaneously processing foreclosures under the new and the old laws.
For information or assistance related to the Office of the Public Trustee: Call 303-679-2353