How do I remove the name of a deceased property owner from the deed?

When an owner on a deed dies, the death certificate may need to be recorded with the Clerk and Recorder. For more information on recording a death certificate, visit the Clerk and Recorder website or reach them at 303-271-8121. 

The remainder of the process depends on the type of ownership of the property.  

In cases of joint tenancy, submitting a death certificate may lead to the removal of the deceased owner. However, it's important to seek legal counsel from an attorney or probate court whenever actions impacting property title are being considered.

If the property is tenants in common, the recording of the death certificate will not automatically result in the deceased owner being removed. You will need to contact probate court or an attorney to have the deceased owner removed. If a Personal Representative's Deed is recorded for public record, the Letters of Testamentary appointing the Personal Representative of the estate must also be recorded. The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide any legal advice.  Probate court can be reached at 720-772-2500 and is located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, CO  80419. 

Show All Answers

1. How can I correct the physical (situs) address for my property, or update or correct my mailing address?
2. I noticed a misspelling in your system’s record of my property.
3. How do I change the ownership of my property?
4. How do I split my duplex or townhome?
5. How do I combine or split my property?
6. How do I remove the name of a deceased property owner from the deed?
7. How can I make changes to my property information or characteristics?