Many Colorado municipalities impose a local transfer tax on Colorado quitclaim deed transfers. Actually, the type of deed (Quitclaim deed, Special Warranty deed, Warranty deed, Bargain, and Sale Deed, etc.) does not control whether or not a local transfer tax is imposed in Colorado. The rules of the Colorado taxing entity control whether or not a local transfer tax is imposed on the Colorado Quitclaim deed.
The local transfer tax in Colorado is not the same thing as the Colorado documentary fee. If a local transfer tax is due to a Colorado municipality, the clerk and recorder may require the local transfer tax to be paid before recording the Colorado quit claim deed.
Most cities with a local transfer tax in Colorado are very helpful. Besides a local transfer tax in Colorado, other entities may impose a fee on the transfer of Colorado real property by Colorado quit claim deed.
For example, Colorado real estate in a resort may be subject to a local transfer fee levied by the resort. A Colorado timeshare association almost always has a fee imposed by the timeshare association on any transfer of real estate by a Colorado quit claim deed (or another deed, for that matter). A Colorado homeowners’ association can impose a fee.
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