C.R.S. Section 39-13-104


The documentary fee imposed in this article shall not apply to:


Any deed wherein the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof or the state of Colorado or any political subdivision thereof is either the grantor or the grantee; except that, at the time such entity offers a deed for recording in the office of the county clerk and recorder, it shall file an affidavit with the clerk stating the consideration paid or to be paid for such grant or conveyance. If the entity imprints, types, stamps, or writes in ink on the margin or other blank portion of the document the consideration paid or to be paid for such grant or conveyance, it shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of an affidavit.


Any deed granting or conveying title to real property in consequence of a gift of such property;


Any public trustee’s deed executed pursuant to the provisions of section 38-38-501, C.R.S.;


Any treasurer’s deed executed in accordance with the provisions of article 11 of this title;


Any sheriff’s deed;


Any instrument which confirms or corrects a deed previously recorded;


Any deed granting or conveying title to cemetery lots;


Any executory contract for the sale of real property of less than three years’ duration under which the vendee is entitled to or does take possession thereof without acquiring title thereto nor to any assignment or cancellation of any such contract;


Any lease of real property or assignment or transfer of an interest in any such lease;


Any document given to secure payment of an indebtedness;


Any document granting or conveying a future interest in real property;


Any decree or order of a court of record determining or vesting title;


Any document necessary to transfer title to property as a result of the death of an owner thereof;




Any rights-of-way and easements.


Exemption from payment of the documentary fee imposed in this article must be claimed at the time a deed or instrument is offered for recording.

Source: Section 39-13-104 — Exemptions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-39.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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