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California - Riverside County Transfer on Death Deed Forms

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Transfer on Death Deed
State
California
Area
Riverside County
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Included Forms

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


Riverside County Transfer on Death Deed Form Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Form - Riverside County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 6/3/2022

Riverside County Transfer on Death Deed Guide Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Guide - Riverside County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/29/2022

Riverside County Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document - Riverside County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 6/13/2022

Riverside County Notice of Revocable Transfer on Death Deed Page 1

Notice of Revocable Transfer on Death Deed - Riverside County

Provide this form to your beneficiary(s).
Included document last updated 9/12/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following California and Riverside County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Documentary Transfer Tax Affidavit (Riverside County Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (Riverside County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Riverside County Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (Riverside County Document)


Transfer Tax Information Sheet (Riverside County Document)


Jurat (Riverside County Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act - Fee Grid (Riverside County Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (Riverside County Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (Riverside County Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (Riverside County Document)


Change in Ownership Statement - Death of Real Property Owner (Riverside County Document)


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (Riverside County Document)


Transfer Tax Exemptions List (California Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (California Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (California Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (California Document)


Jurat (California Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (California Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (California Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (California Document)


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (California Document)


Change in Ownership Statement - Death of Real Property Owner (California Document)


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 Riverside 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?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Riverside County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Riverside County Transfer on Death Deed 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 Deed 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 Riverside County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Riverside County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Riverside County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Riverside 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 Deed Forms:

  • Riverside County

Including:

  • Aguanga
  • Anza
  • Banning
  • Beaumont
  • Blythe
  • Cabazon
  • Calimesa
  • Cathedral City
  • Coachella
  • Corona
  • Desert Center
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Hemet
  • Homeland
  • Idyllwild
  • Indian Wells
  • Indio
  • La Quinta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • March Air Reserve Base
  • Mecca
  • Menifee
  • Mira Loma
  • Moreno Valley
  • Mountain Center
  • Murrieta
  • Norco
  • North Palm Springs
  • Nuevo
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Perris
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Riverside
  • San Jacinto
  • Sun City
  • Temecula
  • Thermal
  • Thousand Palms
  • Whitewater
  • Wildomar
  • Winchester

What is the California Transfer on Death Deed?

Use this form to transfer real estate at death, but outside of a will and without the need for probate distribution. Execute the TODD form, then record it during the course of your life, and within 60 days of the signing date (5626(a)). Note that unlike grant deeds or quitclaim deeds, there is no change in ownership when transfer on death deeds are recorded (5650), so they are exempt from transfer taxes and the Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR).

Section 5650 explains that while you are alive, you retain absolute ownership of and control over your property. You may sell, mortgage, rent, or otherwise use the real estate in any lawful manner, without input from or notice to the beneficiaries, or even modify or revoke the future transfer.

Be aware, too, that the TODD is NOT affected by provisions in your will (5642(b)). Best practices dictate that any change to an estate plan initiates a review of the whole thing, so to reduce the chance for conflict, ensure that the transfer on death deed reinforces the will and other related documents.

Beneficiaries take title to the property under the rules set out at section 5652. Any associated debts, obligations, or agreements in place when you die 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)).

As it stands, California's transfer on death deed is not valid for real estate held in joint tenancy or as community property with right of survivorship (5664).

Approved by Governor September 22, 2021. Senate Bill No. 315. CHAPTER 215 SEC. 10. Section 5625 is added to the Probate Code, to read:5625. (a) Any person generally competent to be a witness may act as a witness to a revocable transfer on death deed. (b) A revocable transfer on death deed is not invalid because it is signed by an interested witness. (c) If a beneficiary of a revocable transfer on death deed is also a subscribing witness, there is a presumption that the witness procured the revocable transfer on death deed by duress, menace, fraud, or undue influence. This presumption is a presumption affecting the burden of proof. This presumption does not apply where the witness is named as beneficiary solely in a fiduciary capacity. [The Senate Bill No. 315 would specify that these changes do not apply to TOD deeds that were signed before January 1, 2022.]

Overall, the Simple Revocable Transfer on Death Deed offers a convenient, flexible option to consider as part of an overall estate plan. Even so, they may not be appropriate in all cases. Contact an attorney for complex situations or with any questions.

Included NOTICE OF REVOCABLE TRANSFER ON DEATH DEED Form
5681. (a) After the death of the transferor, the beneficiary of a revocable transfer on death deed shall serve notice on the transferor's heirs, along with a copy of the revocable transfer on death deed and a copy of the transferor's death certificate. (b) The notice required by subdivision (a) shall be in substantially the following form:



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