Wayne County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form (Indiana)

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

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

Wayne County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Wayne County compliant document last validated/updated 6/3/2024

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide

Wayne County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Wayne County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document

Wayne County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Wayne County compliant document last validated/updated 3/18/2024

When using these Affidavit of Surviving Spouse forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Wayne County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Wayne County Recorder

County Annex Bldg - 401 E Main St, West Wing, 2nd floor, Richmond, Indiana 47374

Hours: Monday 8:30 to 5:00; Tuesday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Phone: (765) 973-9235

Local jurisdictions located in Wayne County include:

  • Boston
  • Cambridge City
  • Centerville
  • Dublin
  • Economy
  • Fountain City
  • Greens Fork
  • Hagerstown
  • Milton
  • Pershing
  • Richmond
  • Webster
  • Williamsburg

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 Wayne 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 Wayne County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Wayne County?

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

Can the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse 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 Wayne County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Wayne County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Indiana or Wayne 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 Wayne County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse 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.

Married couples in Indiana may hold title to real estate as tenants by the entireties. This means that when one spouse dies, the other gains full ownership of the property by function of law, and without the need for probate. Use this instrument to formalize the acceptance of ownership rights conveyed when a spouse dies. Complete and sign the affidavit and submit it, along with a certified copy of the decedent's death certificate, to the recorder for the county where the real estate is located.

In order to gain full ownership, the husband or wife submits a completed affidavit of surviving spouse, along with an official copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse, to the recorder for the county where the land is located.

This does not, however, remove the deceased's name from the deed. To accomplish that, the survivor must execute and record a new deed from the married couple to the remaining spouse only. After completing this final step, the public record and current deed will contain the most up-to-date information.

(Indiana Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

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