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Treasurer Deed Information


The State Legislature created new statutes – which were signed by the Governor – for the Treasurer’s process for issuing treasurer Deeds, as of July 1, 2024. For further information on HB24-1056 please go to

All tax lien certificates expire 15 years after the date of sale. No deed can be issued after the certificate has expired. 

A Treasurer's Deed may be applied for three years after the date of the auction, if the property remains unredeemed. All subsequent taxes and junior tax liens must be paid at the time of Deed Application. If the property is redeemed during this period, any of the deposit that has been used will be reimbursed by the party making the redemption.

The deposit for a Treasurer's Deed is $1200.00. If your deposit doesn't cover the expenses incurred, you will be billed for that amount and payment must be received before the auction.

Estimated costs for a Treasurer Deed are:

  • An ownership (O&E) search done by the local abstract company at the cost of $200.00 (except for extensive searches which will cost more).
  • Publication of the application for deed at an average cost of $150.00. 
  • Recording, Mailing (including certified fees) $230.00
  • Treasurer's processing fee of $370.00.
  • Property posting, film processing, mileage. $120.00.

When applying for a deed, you must complete the application form available here – Deed Application. You may also request the application be mailed or emailed to you. The original application (no scans) must be returned to our office with the deposit to begin the Treasurers Deed process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 303-582-5222.

Mary R. Lorenz
Gilpin County Treasurer