El Paso County Public Trustee
1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Ste 2100
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
Business Hours: (excluding holidays)
see temporary hours in red box.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|El Paso County Public Trustee’s office
will re-open to the public on Tuesday, January 19th 2021. We will be open to the public Tuesday through
Thursday from 8AM until 5PM. We will have limited phone availability on Mondays and Fridays from 8AM until
1PM. The El Paso County Public Trustee’s email firstname.lastname@example.org will be monitored Monday
through Friday from 8:00AM until 5:00PM.
We have 2 payment/document drop boxes located at the Citizens Service Center for your convenience: One is directly to the left of our door on the second floor or you may utilize the ballot drop box directly to the east of the building in the roundabout.
We will continue to have foreclosure sales on Wednesdays at 10:00 in room 1020. We are requesting all attendees to wear a mask.If you have been financially impacted by the CO-VID19 Crisis, please contact your lender’s Loss Mitigation Department regarding a forbearance, loan modification or other programs that they may have available to help you avoid foreclosure.
|The El Paso County Public Trustee Foreclosure Sales are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 in room 1020 at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center.|
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.
THERE IS NO REASON TO CONTRACT WITH A 3RD PARTY TO OBTAIN THE FUNDS YOU ARE OWED. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING TO CLAIM YOUR OVERBID FUNDS. CALL 520-6780 OR 520-6787, OR EMAIL EFORECLOSURES@ELPASOCO.COM
If you are the holder of a junior lien on a property with overbid funds, you may claim those funds, up the amount of your lien, by filing an intent to redeem with this Office within 8 business days after sale. The cost of filing the intent is $50. You do not need to actually redeem to collect the overbid funds.
Persons who may have funds due:
IN ADDITION, BE AWARE THAT OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY WILL NOT TRANSFER AWAY FROM YOU UNTIL AT LEAST 8 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE ACTUAL FORECLOSURE SALE, WHICH MAY OCCUR AT A DATE LATER THAN THE INITIAL SALE DATE INDICATED ON THE MAILED NOTICE YOU RECEIVE FROM THIS OFFICE. THERE IS NO REASON TO VACATE YOUR HOME PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL FORECLOSURE SALE.
IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
SEE THIS BROCHURE FOR MORE ON YOUR RIGHTS AS A PROPERTY OWNER OR AS A TENANT: Homeowner Tenant Help
The El Paso County Public Trustee has been protecting the rights of borrowers, lenders, and lienholders since 1894. The Office of the Public Trustee is fully funded by fees collected for services provided. Any such funds received in excess of operating expenses are turned over to the El Paso County general fund, after ensuring the maintenance of an operational reserve, as required by law.
The El Paso County Public Trustee’s office serves the citizens of El Paso County as defined in the Colorado Revised Statutes. The Public Trustee manages the release of deeds of trust and foreclosure of deeds of trust on properties within El Paso County. We administer these processes in a professional manner adhering to the guidelines and timelines set by the Colorado Revised Statutes.
In the largest counties in Colorado, including El Paso, the Public Trustee is appointed to a four year term by the Governor. In other counties, the elected Treasurer is the Public Trustee for the concurrent term. The powers and duties of the office of Public Trustee and procedures for the operation of the office are defined in Title 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The areas covered include:
- Foreclosures of Deeds of Trust
- Releases of Deeds of Trust
The Public Trustee does not:
- Give legal advice – contact an Attorney.
- Handle Tax Sales – contact the County Treasurer at 719-520-7900.
- Release private trustee mortgage transactions.
- Handle Federal Auctions, such as HUD or VA.
- Have information regarding liens on foreclosed property – contact the Clerk and Recorder at 520-6200.
- Have access to the foreclosed property.