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Alaska - Aleutians West Borough Transfer on Death Deed Form

All Aleutians West Borough specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Aleutians West Borough Transfer on Death Deed Form Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Form - Aleutians West Borough

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 3/4/2019


Aleutians West Borough Transfer on Death Deed Guide Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Guide - Aleutians West Borough

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 4/1/2019


Aleutians West Borough Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document - Aleutians West Borough

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 3/19/2019


*The Following Alaska and Aleutians West Borough supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Residential Real Property Transfer Disclosure Statement

Residential Real Property Transfer Disclosure Statement

This form is required by the State of Alaska on a residential transfer of real property. It includes an addendum to explain repairs, defects and malfunctions.


Judicial Districts

Judicial Districts

This information sheet lists the recording offices and the districts they serve. It also contains a list of all communities in each of the districts. Note that as of August 1, 2015, the Bethel district office has been closed and recording for the Bethel and Kuskokwim communities is now taking place at the Fairbanks office.


Residential Property Tax Exemptions

Residential Property Tax Exemptions

You May Qualify for up to a $50,000 exemption off the assessed value of your home for property taxes.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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Areas covered by these Transfer on Death Deed Forms:

  • Aleutians West Borough

Including:

  • Adak
  • Atka
  • Dutch Harbor
  • Nikolski
  • Saint George Island
  • Saint Paul Island
  • Unalaska

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What is the Alaska Transfer on Death Deed?

Real property owners in Alaska have an estate planning option: the transfer on death deed (TODD). Find the full text in AS 13.48.

This statute is based on the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA). By adopting the provisions of the URPTODA, Alaska joins with an increasing number of states using this law to help real estate owners manage the distribution of what is often their most significant asset -- their real estate -- by executing and recording a transfer on death deed.

Transfer on death deeds are nontestamentary, which means ownership of the property passes to the beneficiary without including it in a will or a need for probate (AS 13.48.030). Still, best practices dictate that landholders should take care to ensure that their wills and TODDs contain the same directions.

Alaska's version of the URPTODA sets out the specific requirements for lawful transfer on death deeds:

- The capacity required to make or revoke a transfer on death deed is the same as the capacity required to make a will (AS 13.48.040).

- It must contain the essential elements and formalities of a properly recordable inter vivos deed, such as warranty or quitclaim deed (AS 13.48.050(1)).

- It must state that the transfer to the designated beneficiary is to occur at the transferor's death (AS 13.48.050(2)).

- It may not use a beneficiary designation that only identifies beneficiaries as members of a class or the deed is void. (AS 13.48.050(3)).

- It must be recorded before the transferor's death in the office of the clerk of the county commission in the county where the property is located (AS 13.48.050 (4)).

The named beneficiary gains no present rights to the property, only a potential future interest. Instead, the transferors retain absolute control during their lives. This includes the freedom to sell or transfer it to someone else, and to modify or revoke the intended transfer on death (AS 13.48.080). These details, along with the fact that TODDs only convey the property rights remaining, if any, at the owner's death, explain why they do not require notice or consideration (AS 13.48.060).

According to AS 13.48.090, the beneficiary gains equitable interest in the property ONLY when the owner dies. Note, however, that the beneficiary must be alive at the time of the transferor's death or the interest returns to the estate. To prevent this from happening, the owner may identify one or more contingent beneficiaries. All beneficiaries take title subject to any obligations (contracts, easements, etc.) associated with the property when the transferor dies (AS 13.48.090(b)).

If a beneficiary is unable or unwilling to accept the transfer when the owner dies, AS 13.48.100 includes the option to disclaim all or part of the interest as provided under AS 13.70 (Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act).

With these new transfer on death deeds, real property owners in Alaska gained access to a convenient, flexible tool for managing one aspect of a comprehensive estate plan. Even so, a TODD may not be appropriate for everyone. Since each situation is unique, contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex circumstances.

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