2018 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 38 - Property - Real and Personal
Eminent Domain
Article 7 - Eminent Domain by Urban Renewal Authorities - Vesting
§ 38-7-103. Vesting of title - procedure

  • (1) When the certified report of the commissioners is filed with the clerk of the court, the said clerk shall forthwith notify all parties named in the motion for vesting of the filing of the said report and of the amount preliminarily found to constitute just compensation.

  • (2) Within seven days of receipt of the notice described in subsection (1) of this section, the petitioner shall deposit with the court or the clerk of the court, for the use of the respondent named in the motion for vesting, the sum of money preliminarily found to constitute just compensation by the commissioners. If the petitioner has filed a motion for a new report under section 38-7-102 (5), the deposit shall not be due until seven days following the court's ruling on the said motion, if the motion is denied. If the motion is granted by the court, a new notice shall be sent by the clerk upon receipt of the new report.

  • (3) Upon payment into the court or the clerk of the court of the sum described in subsection (2) of this section by the petitioner, the court shall enter an order vesting in the petitioner the fee simple title, or such lesser estate, interest, or easement, as may be required, to the property as requested in the motion for vesting at such date as the court considers proper, and fixing a date on which the petitioner is authorized to take possession of and to use the property. A certified copy of said order shall be recorded and indexed in the recorder's office of the county in which the property is located in like manner and with like effect as if it were a deed of conveyance from the owners and parties interested to the proper parties. If there is more than one person interested as owner or otherwise in the property and they are unable to agree upon the nature, extent, or value of their respective interests in the total amount of compensation so ascertained and assessed on an undivided basis, the nature, extent, or value of said interests shall be determined according to law in a separate and subsequent proceeding and distribution made among the several claimants.

  • (4) At the request of any affected party and upon his showing of undue hardship or other good cause, the petitioner's authority to take possession of the property shall be postponed for more than fourteen days after the date of such vesting of title or more than twenty-one days after the entry of such order when the order does not vest title in the petitioner. If postponement occurs, such party shall pay to the petitioner a reasonable rental for such property, the amount thereof to be determined by the court.

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