Public Trustee

NOTICE: To any 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.

The Mission of the Douglas County Public Trustees Office is to serve Douglas County citizens effectively and efficiently through quality professional staff in the performance of the functions and exercise of powers conferred by Title 38 of the Colorado Revised Statutes to include the release of deeds of trust, foreclosure of deeds of trust and tax escrow accounts for land purchase contracts..

Our staff is dedicated to fairness for all parties involved in the foreclosure process by affording the owner of the property a fair opportunity to protect his/her interest in the property, while affording an opportunity for the lenders and lien holders to exercise their rights and remedies.

The Office of Public Trustee is committed to:

  • Processing all releases of deeds of trust in an accurate, timely fashion.
  • Protecting the rights of borrowers, lenders and lien holders.
  • Providing service and education regarding foreclosure proceedings.

The Public Trustee does not:

  • Give legal advice.
  • Handle Tax Sales (Contact the County Treasurer at 303.660.7455)
  • Release private trustee mortgage transactions
  • Have access to the foreclosed property
  • Handle Federal Auctions such as HUD or VA
  • Have information regarding liens on foreclosed property (Contact the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder (303-660-7469)

Public Notices

Colorado Community Newspapers publish weekly Douglas County foreclosure notices in the Douglas County News Press, Highlands Ranch Herald, Parker Chronicle and Lone Tree Voice. Each foreclosure is published for five weeks prior to the sale.

Public Trustee Sale Information

Foreclosure Search

We have changed the way we provide foreclosure search information. The foreclosure search now offers more information and more ways to search for foreclosure records. You can go to the application directly by clicking here, or with the link under online services on the left navigation bar.

The Douglas County Public Trustee Foreclosure Sale is held each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at 402 Wilcox, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104.

After 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before sale, the current pre-sale list can be accessed at Foreclosure Property Search.  In the area marked sale date, click on the calendar and enter the upcoming Wednesday date of sale. Please be sure to put the same date in both the from and to dates. The requested sale list will populate when you press the search button.

Public Trustee Forms