Trinity County Transfer on Death Affidavit Forms (California)

Express Checkout

Form Package

Transfer on Death Affidavit

State

California

Area

Trinity County

Price

$27.97

Delivery

Immediate Download

Payment Information

Please provide a valid email.
Please provide a valid first name.
Please provide a valid last name.
Please provide a valid card number.
Please provide a valid security code.
Please provide a valid billing zip code.
You must agree before submitting.
More info on getting a copy of your existing deed and eRecording.

Included Forms

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

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Trinity County?

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

  • Trinity County

Including:

  • Big Bar
  • Burnt Ranch
  • Douglas City
  • Hayfork
  • Hyampom
  • Junction City
  • Lewiston
  • Mad River
  • Salyer
  • Trinity Center
  • Weaverville
  • Zenia

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 Trinity County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

Save Time and Money

Get your Trinity County Transfer on Death Affidavit form done right the first time with Deeds.com Uniform Conveyancing Blanks. At Deeds.com, we understand that your time and money are valuable resources, and we don't want you to face a penalty fee or rejection imposed by a county recorder for submitting nonstandard documents. We constantly review and update our forms to meet rapidly changing state and county recording requirements for roughly 3,500 counties and local jurisdictions.

Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (4317 Reviews)

Dyanna B.

April 23rd, 2024

Got what I needed. Easy access.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your positive words! We’re thrilled to hear about your experience.

Gina G.

April 17th, 2024

This service is fantastic! Took a few tries to scan the document correctly, but their patience and quick turn around made this a far better experience than going to the County myself.

Reply from Staff

We are delighted to have been of service. Thank you for the positive review!

Michael M.

April 17th, 2024

Great service that satisfied all my needs. Great prices too.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Edward S.

July 1st, 2019

Great Form and Easy to Use Guides and Samples

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Nga C.

January 5th, 2022

I am so happy to discover the Deeds.com website. It is worth to pay the package fee and the recording fee for my beneficiary deed in AZ state. It is so convenient, I highly recommend everybody to use the service. Thank you and thank you.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Anne F.

January 27th, 2022

For someone like me that isn't the swiftest on a computer, deeds.com made getting the documents I needed simple and fast. Loved the pages with the explanation and the sample of a completed document. Thank you for your very organized website. Worth every cent I paid.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Nanette G.

March 4th, 2020

The Website was easy to use.
I live in Houston Texas and mother recently passed away in California and I need affidavit of joint tenant forms.
I was provided all the forms necessary to complete the documents.
I had been a legal secretary in California about 20 years ago and just need the current forms and received them all very quickly.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Buster T.

April 19th, 2022

Very comprehensive - lots of additional forms and instructions.

Top-notch!

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Hinz H.

May 28th, 2020

Prompt accurate service

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Darlene D.

June 21st, 2019

A little confusing to try to save your docouments and how to process them but once figured out easy to do.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Melody P.

July 21st, 2021

Thanks once again for such great service!

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Nello P.

January 4th, 2021

very satisfied, useful, and of great assistance

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

James S.

July 16th, 2019

The forms download was quick and easy. The example deed was excellent. However, the payment method should include PayPal, not just credit cards.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback James, we appreciate it.

Barbara S.

March 11th, 2021

I found your site easy to use, though I would prefer an option to download to MWords but Adobe works well. The cost is very, very reasonable and provides documents I didn't know were needed. I would recommend this to anyone trying to deal with legal documents.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

DENIS K.

July 17th, 2020

Excellent, invaluable and reasonable!

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!