Menke Abstract & Title Co.

Conejos County Real Estate Title and Development

Offering Reliable Title and Legal Document Services

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Menke Abstract & Title Co.

We Handle Closings for All Properties Baught and Sold in Southern Colorado Call Now

Menke Abstract & Title Co.

Founded Since 1890 Call Now


The Key Features of our Work

Title Insurance

Our main focus is title insurance, which insures your ownership rights to any vacant, commercial, or residential property within Conejos County, Colorado.

Closing Services

We help with the preparation, handling, and signing of documentation required for conveying property and acting as a third party between transactions.

Document Preparation

We prepare deeds that convey property, perform research for litigation guarantees, ownership and encumbrance reports, and occasionally property abstracts that show a chain of title.

Notary Services

Our Notary validates the signers of important documents such as property deeds, wills, powers of attorney, and various other documents.Learn More about what a Notary does.


Closing Type Cost
Residential & Land Sale Closing (No Loan) $300.00
Residential & Land Sale Closing (With Loan) $300.00
Comercial Closing $300.00
Agricultural Closing $300.00
Refinance Closing $300.00
Fee Type Cost
Warranty or Quit Claim Deed $100.00
Courier Fee $75.00
Wire Fee (incoming or outgoing) $25.00
Tax Certificate $25.00
Research Fees (not associated with searching for Title Commitment) $75.00/hr

Download Documents

Download some of our legal documents for your own use and if you want to get started on your own.

Warranty Deed

A deed that guarantees a clear title to the buyer of real property.

Quit Claim Deed

A legal instrument which is used to transfer interest in real property.

Disclosure Statement

An official document that outlines the terms, conditions, risks and rules when purchasing title through Menke Abstract.

Who is Menke Abstract?

Menke Abstract is an agent under First American Title.

With First American Title, we help homebuyers and sellers, real estate agents and brokers, mortgage lenders, commercial property professionals, homebuilders and developers, title agencies and legal professionals close transactions.

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At Menke abstract we seek to give the best customer aid and experience.

Menke Abstract is a title company that offers their services to more than half of the San Luis Valley. Specifically covering all of Conejos County.

We are located in Conejos, Colorado across from the Conejos County Courthouse.

Welcome To Our Site


Welcome to Menke Abstract & Title Co. We greatly appreciate all of those that have affiliated themselves with our family business that has been going for almost 20 years. We aim to provide a great and friendly experience to all of our customers that are seeking title insurance and deed preparation.

About Us

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  • Menke Abstract was first started in 1890 by the Menke Sisters.


    Menke Abstract was founded in 1890 by the Menke Sisters.

  • Conejos County

    Menke Abstract does title work and research for all of Conejos County Colorado.

    Where We Cover

    Menke Abstract does title work and research for all of Conejos County Colorado.

  • Give a peace of mind by providing reliable title insurance, personal advise, and great care.

    Mission Statement

    "Give a peace of mind by providing reliable title insurance, personal advise, and great care."

Our Staff

Our Clients
Bart Sowards

Bart has been the proud and current owner of Menke Abstract for over 19 years. His many years in the title insurance business and approved license have given him the experience and knowledge to understand the laws and regulations associated with buying and selling property as well as doing thorough research to make sure property is free and clear. Bart enjoys meeting people, giving advise, and helping his clients have the best experience. Bart handles most of the closing services and works with various parties involved in a transaction.

Our Clients
Nanette Sowards

Nanette is a co-owner and enjoys working along side Bart Sowards as his lovely wife. She greets and assists everyone that comes through the front door and answers general questions. Nanette is experienced with writing official documents and preparing policies.

Our Clients
Chase Sowards

Chase Sowards has been working remotely with Menke Abstract for over 7 years. Chase does much of the research involved with various properties, prepares deeds, and policies. Chase also has his Master in Information Systems which gives him the experience and skills to build websites and maintain the technology infrastructure at Menke Abstract.


Contact Us

Menke AbstractPO Box 6 6670 County Road 13 Conejos, Colorado, 81129

Phone: (719) 376-5432

Fax: (719) 376-5433


Call or email to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.

Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM *Excluding Holidays