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Hawaii - Hawaii County Transfer on Death Deed Forms

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Transfer on Death Deed
State
Hawaii
Area
Hawaii County
Price
$27.97
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Included Forms

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


Hawaii County Transfer on Death Deed Form Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Form - Hawaii County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 8/19/2022

Hawaii County Transfer on Death Deed Guide Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Guide - Hawaii County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 8/29/2022

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

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

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 9/9/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

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


Cover Sheet (Hawaii Document)


Cover Sheet for Deregistration of a Timeshare (Hawaii Document)


Conveyance Tax Certificate - Form P-64A (Hawaii Document)


Instructions for Form P-64A and P-64B (Hawaii Document)


Exemption from Conveyance Tax - Form P-64B (Hawaii Document)


Instructions for Form P-64B (Hawaii Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (Hawaii Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Corporate (Hawaii Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Power of Attorney (Hawaii Document)


Jurat (Hawaii 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 Hawaii or Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Hawaii County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Hawaii County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Hawaii 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:

  • Hawaii County

Including:

  • Captain Cook
  • Hakalau
  • Hawaii National Park
  • Hawi
  • Hilo
  • Holualoa
  • Honaunau
  • Honokaa
  • Honomu
  • Kailua Kona
  • Kamuela
  • Kapaau
  • Keaau
  • Kealakekua
  • Keauhou
  • Kurtistown
  • Laupahoehoe
  • Mountain View
  • Naalehu
  • Ninole
  • Ocean View
  • Ookala
  • Paauilo
  • Pahala
  • Pahoa
  • Papaaloa
  • Papaikou
  • Pepeekeo
  • Volcano
  • Waikoloa

What is the Hawaii Transfer on Death Deed?

Transfer on Death Deeds in Hawaii

In 2011, Hawaii enacted its version of the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA), found at Chapter 527 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

Along with Hawaii, a growing number of states are choosing to adopt the provisions of the URPTODA. The new law allows landowners to direct the distribution of what is often their most significant asset, their real estate, with a correctly executed and recorded transfer on death deed.
Transfer on death deeds are nontestamentary, which means ownership of the property passes to the beneficiary without instructions in a will or the need for probate (5277). Unnecessary conflicts are likely to add confusion and expense, however, so property owners should take care to ensure that their wills and TODDs contain the same instructions.

Hawaii's version of the URPTODA sets out the specific requirements for lawful transfer on death deeds:

The capacity required to make or revoke a transfer on death deed is the same as the capacity required to make a will (5278, 560:2-501).

It must contain the essential elements and formalities of a properly recordable inter vivos deed, such as warranty or quitclaim deed (5279(1))

It must state that the transfer to the designated beneficiary is to occur at the transferor's death (5279 (2))

Most importantly, it must be recorded before the transferor's death in the office of the clerk of the county commission in the county where the property is located (5279 (3)).


The named beneficiary gains no present rights to the property, only a potential future interest. Instead, the transferors retain absolute control during their lives. This includes the freedom to sell or transfer it to someone else, and to modify or revoke the intended transfer on death (52712). These details, along with the fact that TODDs only convey the property rights remaining, if any, at the owner's death, explain why they do not require notice or consideration (52710).

According to 52713(a), the beneficiary gains equitable interest in the property ONLY when the owner dies. Note, however, that the beneficiary must be alive at the time of the transferor's death or the interest returns to the estate. To prevent this from happening, the owner may identify one or more contingent beneficiaries. All beneficiaries take title subject to any obligations (contracts, easements, etc.) associated with the property when the transferor dies (52713(b)).

With the new transfer on death deeds, real property owners in Hawaii have access to a convenient, flexible tool for managing one aspect of a comprehensive estate plan. Even so, a TODD may not be appropriate for everyone. Since each situation is unique, contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex circumstances.

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