Colorado Property Transfer regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Potential purchaser notification: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-15-303(4)

Substantial changes: CRS 25-15-206 and CRS 25-15-507

Environmental covenants: CRS 25-15-320

Wells: 2 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 402-7

Water rights: 2 CCR 410-1

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division

CDPHE Division of Water Resources (DWR)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado does not have a property transfer law that requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place. However, like the federal rules for closure and post-closure of hazardous waste management facilities, Colorado rules require that a notation be recorded on the land deed if the property was used to manage hazardous waste. Colorado also requires that after the closure of a hazardous waste disposal facility, the owner or operator records a notification statement to alert potential purchasers of the past property use.

See the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER for information on the property transfer rules for federal property, and the national section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS to review the notation on the property deed requirements.

Administration and enforcement. In Colorado, CDPHE enforces the facility change of ownership requirements for hazardous waste disposal sites. Municipal governing bodies are authorized to approve substantial changes in ownership of hazardous waste ...


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Colorado Property Transfer Resources

Type Title
Forms Well Disclosure Certificate
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