Deed application process and information
Return the completed application and the $250 application fee to the Treasurer's Office.
(For mineral rights, if the value is under $500.00, the application fee is $100.00, otherwise it's $250.00)
Mesa County Treasurer
PO Box 20000
Grand Junction, CO 81502
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.
This means whoever holds a lien for 3 years (regardless of whether or not you pay subsequent taxes) can apply for deed. If you do not pay the taxes after the first year, you will still have to pay off the junior lien holders that purchased deeds in subsequent years prior to obtaining deed.
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.
Statute does not provide the provision for Treasurer's to change Treasurer's Deeds once they have been issued. Issues with your deed after being recorded into the land records must be taken to District Court for a judge's decision.