Rabun County Certificate of Trust Form (Georgia)

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

Certificate of Trust Form

Rabun County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Rabun County compliant document last validated/updated 5/14/2024

Certificate of Trust Guide

Rabun County Certificate of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Rabun County compliant document last validated/updated 5/14/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Rabun County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Rabun County compliant document last validated/updated 4/9/2024

When using these Certificate of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Rabun County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Clerk of Superior Court

25 Courthouse Square, Suite 105, Clayton, Georgia 30525

Hours: 8:30 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (706) 782-3615

Local jurisdictions located in Rabun County include:

  • Clayton
  • Dillard
  • Lakemont
  • Mountain City
  • Rabun Gap
  • Tallulah Falls
  • Tiger
  • Wiley

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

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

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Rabun County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Rabun County?

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

Can the Certificate of Trust 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 Rabun County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Rabun County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Georgia or Rabun 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.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Rabun County Certificate of Trust 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.

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

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

Georgia Certification of Trust

Under O.C.G.A. 53-12-280, a certification of trust is the document a trustee uses to establish the existence of trust provisions. The trustee furnishes the certificate to a party other than a trust beneficiary (someone who has a beneficial interest in the trust) in lieu of providing a copy of the full trust instrument. The certificate's purpose is to verify the trust's existence and the trustee's authority to act under the trust.

In trusts affecting real property, the trustee is the person who holds legal title to the real property ( 53-12-2(16)). The trustee's powers are established in the trust instrument, which is executed by a settlor in the creation of a trust.

The certificate contains only the essential information about a trust, including the name and date of the trust and identities of the settlor and acting trustees, as well as any successor trustees. The identities of those having a beneficial interest in the trust remain undisclosed. In addition, the certificate states how trust property should be titled, and whether or not the settlor has the power to revoke the trust. The trustee's powers relevant to the management of trust property are enumerated, as well as restrictions, if any, concerning those powers.

Some third parties might request copies of relevant sections of the trust instrument ( 53-12-280(d)), even though Georgia statutes confirm that the details contained within the certificate are to be presumed correct. This presumption suggests that the recipient of a certification of trust is not liable for actions based on false information given within ( 53-12-280(e)).

Like all recorded documents concerning real property, the certificate should also contain a legal description of the real property subject to the trust, including the property's parcel identification number. The document is executed and acknowledged by all trustees in front of a notary before it is recorded in the county wherein the real property subject to the trust is located.

(Georgia Certificate of Trust Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example) Consult a lawyer with any questions concerning trust certificates.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Rabun 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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