Q: Mother died. House is in name of trust. Do I need to tell county assessor or treasurer I'm the successor trustee?
Are there other house-related forms or reporting duties I may not be aware of for Colorado? I already filed a trust registration statement with the district court.
A: At a minimum, you should update the mailing address on file with the county assessor's office, assuming address to which you would like tax statements mailed has changed since your mother died. If the trust document states that title to the house must be transferred out of the trust you will want to make sure the transfer is handled correctly. Hiring an attorney to draft and record the deed, and ensure the transfer is being handled in accordance with the instructions in the trust document, is always a good idea.
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