The Denver Assessor Records provide an index to City of Denver Grantor/Grantee information and can give a chain of ownership of Denver property by legal description (addition, block and lot numbers) or parcel number, but there is generally no indication of whether or not there is a structure on the property. The earliest records from the 1870s to 1917 are on microfilm in the Western History and Genealogy Department. The Digital Collections include handwritten Assessor block and lot index ledger volumes for the City of Denver from the late 1800s to the early 1950s indexed on an interactive map. Later Master Property Records are filed by parcel number and extend into the 1980s. For more information see the Denver Building History Tutorial.
The Master Property Record cards show the chain of ownership of Denver property by Parcel Number, from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. The Parcel Number can be found on the Denver Assessor’s Office Real Property Search website. Try searching them by address or parcel number. If you have trouble finding the card online, please see our tutorial or ask for assistance at the Western History and Genealogy Reference Desk.
The Assessor Records provide an index to City of Denver Grantor/Grantee information and can give you a chain of ownership of Denver property. The Assessor Volumes cover the time period from the late 1800’s to the 1950’s. Earlier records are on microfilm and more recent records are on cards arranged by Parcel Number.
Denver Grantor Grantee Records
The Grantor Grantee deed books are the legal documentation concerning property transfers. These may give additional information about the property transfer.
1859 - 1861: Grantee
Use the Assessment Index Map to help understand the parcel card numbering system. The Assessment Index Map divides the City and County of Denver into 14 map areas. On the map are instructions on how to locate a map area by parcel/schedule number.