Etowah County Certificate of Trust Form (Alabama)

All Etowah County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Certificate of Trust Form

Etowah County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Etowah County compliant document last validated/updated 2/1/2024

Certificate of Trust Guide

Etowah County Certificate of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Etowah County compliant document last validated/updated 2/23/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Etowah County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Etowah County compliant document last validated/updated 4/11/2024

When using these Certificate of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Etowah County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Etowah County Probate Office

800 Forrest Ave, Suite 122 / PO Box 187, Gadsden, Alabama 35901

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Phone: (256) 549-5341

Local jurisdictions located in Etowah County include:

  • Altoona
  • Attalla
  • Boaz
  • Gadsden
  • Gallant
  • Rainbow City
  • Walnut Grove

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Etowah County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Etowah County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Etowah County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Etowah County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Certificate of Trust forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Etowah County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Etowah County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Alabama or Etowah County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Etowah County Certificate of Trust forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Ala. Code 19-3B-1013 outlines the requirements for a certification of trust in the State of Alabama.

When acquiring property in the name of a trust or transferring property to a trust, the bank or escrow company approving the transfer requires confirmation of the trustee's authority to act. Instead of furnishing a copy of the original trust, which may contain personal information, a trustee can provide a document called a certification of trust, or trust certificate, to avoid disclosing personal information to someone who is not a beneficiary of the trust.

The certification of trust acts as evidence of the existing trust, and verifies the trustee's status to act on its behalf. According to the law, the recipient of the certification of trust may also require the trustee to furnish excerpts from the original trust and later amendments that designate the trustee and enumerate the trustee's powers. However, a certificate of trust is sufficient documentation to establish the trustee's liability for the existence of the facts contained in the certification.

(Alabama Certificate of Trust Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example) Contact a lawyer with any questions regarding certificates of trust.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Etowah County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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