Treasurer's Deed

The only person(s) who may apply for a Treasurer's Deed is the holder of the Tax Lien Certificate. 
In accordance with CRS 39-11-120(1) and 39-11-128(1)(a), a Treasurer's Deed may be issued 3 years from the date of the original sale, upon proper application and notification.

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Contact us for the Treasurer’s Deed Application
(970) 244-1824 or e-mail

  • You may return the completed application and the $250 application fee to the Treasurer's Office 
    • Attn:  Mesa County Treasurer
    • Dept. 5027 
    • PO Box 20,000 
    • Grand Junction, CO  81501-5001.

  • For mineral rights, if the value is under $500.00, the application fee is $100.00, otherwise it's $250.00.

  • Per C.R.S. 39-11-120, applications received without the original certificate cannot be processed. (this doesn't apply to us, the Certificate of Purchase are digital copies)

  • The application fee is a title expense which includes, title search, advertising charges, mailing fees, posting fees and any additional charges accrued in procedures by statute for issuance of a Treasurer's Deed.

  • The Treasurer's Deed process takes approximately 4 to 6 months, given no unforeseen problems. Advertising is initiated as soon as we receive the title search.  After the first publication, a copy of the publication is sent by regular mail and certified mailing to legally interested parties.

  • The Treasurer's Deed will be issued if redemption is not made prior to the execution date.The Treasurer's Deed is recorded with the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder.
  • The Treasurer's Deed will not be issued until all subsequent property tax liens are brought current and any additional costs accrued over the application fee paid.

  • A Treasurer's Deed is an unmarketable title for 7 years. You may deed the property to another; however, you may not warrant the title. Please contact an attorney or title company for further information. The Treasurer's Office is unable to advise you in this matter.

  • If the certificate is redeemed prior to deed issuance, you will receive your investment, interest, and your application fee in full. However, no interest is earned on the application fee.

  • As a tax lien investor you are responsible for your own record keeping and research. This includes certificate numbers, schedule numbers, date of tax sale, endorsements and legal descriptions. If you require research on your purchases, the following research fee applies:

    • C.R.S. 30-1-102 (s). Fees of county treasurer. For research, fifteen dollars per hour or portion thereof, one hour minimum;

    • Research must be submitted in writing and will done on time available basis.

    • Treasurer's Deed Issues. C.R.S. do not provide the provision for Treasurer's to change Treasurer's Deeds once they have been issued. Issues with your deed must be taken to District Court for a judge's decision.