Public Trustee

Sheryl L. hewlett, Public Trustee

Update July 28, 2020

Thank you to all Elbert County Citizens who were
patient during the closure of the Samuel Elbert Building due to the Covid-19
crisis.  We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this
time and hope you all are doing
well and staying safe.

We are here in the office working and available to assist you by phone or email.  For assistance with foreclosures, please call (303) 621-3120 or (303) 621-3118 or by email at or

The Board of County Commissioner's approved a recommendation by the County Manager to close county offices effective July 27, 2020 at their regular meeting on July 22, 2020 for approximately two weeks.

"The reason for the closure is that Elbert County has seen enough new cases of COVID-19 in the recent past that our variances relating to restaurants, fitness centers and gyms, gatherings, and personal services are at risk. The state’s conditions on those variances are that if the county exceeds seven new cases in a two week period, it must implement a mitigation plan to reduce virus transmission to lower levels. The County building closure is part of that mitigation plan."

"We have exceeded the seven new cases in a two week period.  While our case counts are still low, and we are doing a good job in comparison to the state numbers, we are at risk of losing our variances and the ability to manage our own COVID-19 response based on local conditions.  If that happens, we will be required by the state to follow all state guidelines under “Safer at Home”."

I encourage you to continue to use these avenues of communication to cut down on public traffic in our building so we may continue to practice social distancing.    

During your appointment at the SEB, please remember to maintain the 6 foot social distancing limitation.  We have installed sneeze guards to protect the citizens and staff during your appointment as well as markings for distancing. 

 Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Closed on Friday.

The Public Trustee and staff serve as a statutory mediator between property owners and their bank and/or mortgage company during the foreclosure process.  The Public Trustee cannot give legal advice, but insure fair treatment to homeowners facing the stress of foreclosure.  Public Trustees are responsible for processing release of deeds of trust and foreclosures on properties located in Elbert County.

Foreclosure sales are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the office of the Public Trustee. 
Forms relating to foreclosures are found under Online Services/Foreclosures/Reports.

Effective January 2020, the Public Trustee's office will be charging $.25 per copy for the combined notice mailings along with the statutes.

Please contact us with any questions you may have at (303) 621-3120.

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. 

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.

Foreclosure publications
Ranchland News

Request for Release of Deeds of Trust forms for Production/Non-Production of Evidence of Debt may be found under Online Services/Foreclosures/Reports as well as various foreclosure forms.