2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 38 - Property - Real and Personal
Real Property
Article 30 - Titles and Interests
§ 38-30-170. Private restrictive covenants - modification - exception - procedures

(1) (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (1), any private restrictive covenants which are held to be void and unenforceable by final determination of the supreme court of the state of Colorado or the supreme court of the United States may be modified pursuant to the procedures specified in subsection (2) of this section.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any private restrictive covenants which contain any express and written provisions concerning the modification of such private restrictive covenants.

(2) Upon good faith delivery of written notification to all owners of real property located within a subdivision, as indicated on the records of the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the subdivision is located, a meeting may be held not less than ten days after such notification has been given concerning the modification of any void and unenforceable private restrictive covenants. Such private restrictive covenants may be modified only upon the written approval of a majority of all of the owners of real property located within the subdivision. Following such approval, such private restrictive covenants, as modified, shall be filed for recording with such county clerk and recorder. A copy of such private restrictive covenants, as modified, shall be delivered by mail to all owners of record of real property located within the subdivision.

(3) The county clerk and recorder shall not be held liable for recording any private restrictive covenants, as modified pursuant to the provisions of this section, which were filed for recording with such county clerk and recorder.

(4) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Modify" means to amend, terminate, remove, or cancel.

(b) "Private restrictive covenant" means any covenant, restriction, or condition included in the subdivision plat or in any recorded document, or any amendment thereto, which is based upon race or religion and which is applicable to real property located within such subdivision, but does not include any covenant, restriction, or condition imposed on such real property by any governmental entity.

(c) "Subdivision" means any parcel of land which is to be used for condominiums, apartments, or any other multiple-dwelling units or which is divided into two or more lots, parcels, or other divisions of land and for which a plat of such land has been filed for recording with the county clerk and recorder of the county in which such land is located.

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