San Luis Obispo County Transfer on Death Affidavit Forms (California)

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Transfer on Death Affidavit

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All San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in San Luis Obispo County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in San Luis Obispo County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by San Luis Obispo 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:

  • San Luis Obispo County

Including:

  • Arroyo Grande
  • Atascadero
  • Avila Beach
  • Cambria
  • Cayucos
  • Creston
  • Grover Beach
  • Harmony
  • Los Osos
  • Morro Bay
  • Nipomo
  • Oceano
  • Paso Robles
  • Pismo Beach
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Miguel
  • San Simeon
  • Santa Margarita
  • Shandon
  • Templeton

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)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the San Luis Obispo 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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April 17th, 2024

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April 17th, 2024

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January 16th, 2019

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October 14th, 2019

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Robert D.

March 7th, 2019

These forms made it so easy to update the property deed and the instructions and sample filled out form were most helpful. You might want to add some brief information on when or why to use the Acknowledgment in Individual Capacity notary form. In my case the notary was required to use it but also filled in the brief notarize section on the Affidavit as well. She said the one on the Affidavit had some value because it showed she had witnessed the my signature. But this was only after I suggested both be filled in as she initially thought to just strike through it and just use the Acknowledgment in Individual Capacity form.

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April 2nd, 2022

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Estelle R.

May 25th, 2022

Easy to download. Hopefully easy to fill in. Just wish there was wording for a Beneficiary Deed for moving real estate property owned by a married couple to their Trust upon death of last Trustee.

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September 20th, 2020

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January 13th, 2020

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January 25th, 2022

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June 2nd, 2020

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