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California - Contra Costa County Transfer on Death Revocation Forms

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Transfer on Death Revocation
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California
Area
Contra Costa County
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Included Forms

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


Contra Costa County Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed Form Page 1

Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed Form - Contra Costa County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/21/2022

Contra Costa County Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed Guide Page 1

Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed Guide - Contra Costa County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/14/2022

Contra Costa County Completed Example of the Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed Document - Contra Costa County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/29/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

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


Transfer Tax Exemptions List (Contra Costa County Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (Contra Costa County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Contra Costa County Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (Contra Costa County Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (Contra Costa County Document)


Jurat (Contra Costa County Document)


Building Homes and Job Act - Fee Grid (Contra Costa County Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (Contra Costa County Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (Contra Costa County Document)


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


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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.
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    • All of our Contra Costa County Transfer on Death Revocation 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 Revocation 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 Contra Costa County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Contra Costa County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Contra Costa County ?
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    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
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Areas covered by these Transfer on Death Revocation Forms:

  • Contra Costa County

Including:

  • Alamo
  • Antioch
  • Bethel Island
  • Brentwood
  • Byron
  • Canyon
  • Clayton
  • Concord
  • Crockett
  • Danville
  • Diablo
  • Discovery Bay
  • El Cerrito
  • El Sobrante
  • Hercules
  • Knightsen
  • Lafayette
  • Martinez
  • Moraga
  • Oakley
  • Orinda
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Port Costa
  • Richmond
  • Rodeo
  • San Pablo
  • San Ramon
  • Walnut Creek

What is the California Transfer on Death Revocation?

Revoking a Transfer on Death Deed in California

Transfer on death deeds allow individual landowners to transfer their real estate when they die, but outside of a will and without the need for probate. 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, however, there is no change in ownership when a transfer on death deed is recorded (5650).

As with transfer on death deeds, any change or revocation must be recorded DURING THE TRANSFEROR'S LIFE or it will be void.

Revocability is one of the unique features of transfer on death deeds. By retaining title to the property, it's easier for the transferor to respond to changes in circumstances or intentions. There are three ways to revoke a recorded TODD: transfer the real estate outright (in other words, use a standard deed, such as a grant or quitclaim deed, to convey the title away from the transferor); execute and record a new TODD, which automatically supersedes the previous document; or execute and record an instrument of revocation (5628-5632, 5660(c)).

While the statute allows three options for revocation, to maintain a clear title, it makes sense to record an instrument of revocation before either of the other two options. This provides a clear endpoint to the beneficiary's potential future interest, which reduces the chances for future claims against the title. Once the revocation is in place, the transferor may sell or redirect the property without worrying about the prior TODD.

Be aware, too, that the TODD is NOT affected by provisions in the owner's 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, make sure that the transfer on death deed, as well as any modifications or revocations, reinforces the will and other related documents.

Revoking a recorded transfer on death deed is a fairly simple process. Even so, it may not be appropriate in all cases. Contact an attorney for complex situations or with any questions.

Effective January 1, 2022 by California Senate Bill 315
A Revocation of a Revocable Transfer on Death Deed shall be signed by two persons who are both present at the same time and who witness you either signing the form or acknowledging the form. Then NOTARIZE your signature (witness signatures do not need to be notarized). RECORD the form in the county where the property is located.

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