Spurious and Fraudulent Liens
Q1. What is a spurious document?
A1. Documents that are filed without a legal basis or an agreement between parties are often referred to as spurious, fraudulent, or bogus. Spurious documents may be forged or include false claims. 
Q2. Why are spurious documents accepted?
A2. Our office is simply a filing office for public records. We are not able to verify whether a filing is valid or accurate. If a form is submitted with all of the required information, we will record the document.
Q3. Someone filed a false lien against me. What should I do?
A3. If you believe that a spurious document has been filed against you, the first step is to verify that the document exists. You can search our records for your name and check to see if a document has been filed. You will also want to check with the county clerk and recorder- records that involve real property are filed in the county where the property is located.
If you find that a false document has been filed, there are several actions you can take.
- File a correction to the document. A correction is linked to the original document and alerts anyone who sees it to the fact that you are disputing the validity of the filing. A correction does not remove or terminate the lien.
- Demand that the person named as the secured party file a termination. You can do this by mailing a demand to the secured party's address. If the secured party does not make arrangements to terminate the lien within 20 days, you can file a termination yourself.
- Pursue legal action against the person named as the secured party.
We recommend that you consult an attorney for specific information and advice.
 38-35-201 & 38-35-204, C.R.S.