Los Angeles County Transfer on Death Affidavit Forms (California)

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Transfer on Death Affidavit

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

Transfer on Death Affidavit Form

Transfer on Death Affidavit Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/26/2024

Transfer on Death Affidavit Guide

Transfer on Death Affidavit Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 2/14/2024

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Affidavit Document

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Affidavit Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/27/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by California or Los Angeles 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.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Los Angeles 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Los Angeles County Transfer on Death Affidavit 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.

Can the Transfer on Death Affidavit 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 Los Angeles County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Los Angeles County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Los Angeles County?

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

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

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

Areas Covered by These Transfer on Death Affidavit Forms:

  • Los Angeles County

Including:

  • Acton
  • Agoura Hills
  • Alhambra
  • Altadena
  • Arcadia
  • Artesia
  • Avalon
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Beverly Hills
  • Burbank
  • Calabasas
  • Canoga Park
  • Canyon Country
  • Carson
  • Castaic
  • Cerritos
  • Chatsworth
  • City Of Industry
  • Claremont
  • Compton
  • Covina
  • Culver City
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • Encino
  • Gardena
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Granada Hills
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Harbor City
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Huntington Park
  • Inglewood
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • La Crescenta
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Verne
  • Lake Hughes
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lawndale
  • Littlerock
  • Llano
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Lynwood
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Maywood
  • Mission Hills
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • Montrose
  • Mount Wilson
  • Mt Baldy
  • Newhall
  • North Hills
  • North Hollywood
  • Northridge
  • Norwalk
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Pacoima
  • Palmdale
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Panorama City
  • Paramount
  • Pasadena
  • Pearblossom
  • Pico Rivera
  • Playa Del Rey
  • Pomona
  • Porter Ranch
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redondo Beach
  • Reseda
  • Rosemead
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Dimas
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Santa Monica
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Sierra Madre
  • Signal Hill
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Pasadena
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Studio City
  • Sun Valley
  • Sunland
  • Sylmar
  • Tarzana
  • Temple City
  • Toluca Lake
  • Topanga
  • Torrance
  • Tujunga
  • Universal City
  • Valencia
  • Valley Village
  • Valyermo
  • Van Nuys
  • Venice
  • Verdugo City
  • Walnut
  • West Covina
  • West Hills
  • West Hollywood
  • Whittier
  • Wilmington
  • Winnetka
  • Woodland Hills

What is the California Transfer on Death Affidavit

Using an Affidavit of Death to Claim Real Estate from a California Transfer on Death Deed

Transfer on death deeds allow individual landowners to transfer their real estate when they die, without a will or the need for probate distribution. The transferor simply executes a TODD form, then records it during the course of his/her natural life, and within 60 days of the signing date (5626(a)). Unlike grant deeds or quitclaim deeds, the owner continues to hold title to the property when a transfer on death deed is recorded (5650). As such, TODDs are exempt from transfer taxes and the Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR).

What happens, then, when the owner dies? Section 5680 defines the process for switching the title over to the beneficiary. The beneficiary may establish the fact of the transferor's death under the procedure provided in California Probate Code Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 210) of Part 4 of Division 2. The first step is obtaining a certified copy of the death certificate. Then research the recording information from the transfer on death deed identifying the beneficiary. Complete an affidavit of death and sign it in front of a notary. Finally, file the affidavit, along with the copy of the death certificate, in the recording office for the county where the property is situated. Note that this act transfers title to the beneficiary, so it also requires the PCOR and any associated taxes and fees.

Beneficiaries take title to the property under the rules set out at section 5652. Be aware that any associated debts, obligations, or agreements in place when the owner died follow the real estate to the beneficiaries. In addition, the title transfers without warranty, so the beneficiaries might find themselves liable for future claims against the property. For these reasons, among others, some beneficiaries might wish to disclaim the gift (5652(a)(1)).

In general, transferring title to the beneficiary of a transfer on death deed is a simple process. Even so, complications may arise. Contact an attorney for complex situations or with any questions.

(California Transfer on Death Affidavit Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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