Public Trustee

The Ouray County Treasurer & Public Trustee's office is located at 112 Village Square West, Ridgway, CO 81432, second floor, suites 201 and 202 for the duration of the Courthouse Restoration and New Construction Project.

Phone number (970) 325-4487 and mailing address (PO Box 149, Ouray CO 81427) remain the same.

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Public Trustee

The County Treasurer holds the office of Public Trustee and is responsible for processing Release Deeds of Trust and Foreclosures on Deeds of Trust. 

The Ouray County Public Trustee also serves as Treasurer.


  • Foreclosure deposits (to be applied to fees and expenses) - $650
  • Release Fees:
    • Release Deed of Trust First Page - $28
    • Per each additional page - $5
  • Delinquent Taxes Interest Chart


  • Public Notices (postponed foreclosures, tax lien sales, delinquent taxes, etc.) 
Release Deed of Trust

Along with the proper fee, the following is required to execute Release Deed of Trust:
  • Original note marked "paid in full", signed, and dated, or indemnification by entities as described in CRS 39-39-102.
  • Original deed of trust; if it cannot be obtained, a copy is satisfactory.
  • Notarized completed Release Deed of Trust.
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