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 or call: 719-836-4333
The rest of the process depends on what kind of ownership the property is.
If the property is joint tenancy, the recording of a death certificate may result in the deceased owner being removed, but we still recommend getting legal advice from an attorney or probate court to be certain.
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. The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide any legal advice. Probate Court, 719-836-2940.