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.

Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-38-111(2.5)(a) If your property goes to a foreclosure or 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 you.


Please be advised that the San Miguel County Public Trustee and staff cannot give legal advice. Parties in need of legal advice are encouraged to conduct their own investigation into the release and/or foreclosure process and/or seek legal counsel in the private sector.

Elected Official

The Treasurer also serves as the Public Trustee, it is an elected position with 4-year terms. Brandi R. Hatfield was appointed in 2021 to serve the remainder of the previous Treasurer's term and was re-elected in 2022.