Kenton County Affidavit of Descent Form (Kentucky)

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

Affidavit of Descent Form

Kenton County Affidavit of Descent Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Kenton County compliant document last validated/updated 3/27/2024

Affidavit of Descent Guide

Kenton County Affidavit of Descent Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Kenton County compliant document last validated/updated 7/4/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Descent Form

Kenton County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Descent Form

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Kenton County compliant document last validated/updated 7/11/2024

When using these Affidavit of Descent forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Kenton County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Kenton County Clerk

303 Court St / PO Box 1109, Covington, Kentucky 41011

Hours: 7:30 to 4:00 Mon - Fri; Thur until 6:00

Phone: (859) 392-1650

Independence Office

5272 Madison Pike, Independence, Kentucky 41051

Hours: 8:30 to 4:00 Mon - Fri; Wed until 6:00

Phone: (859) 392-1650

Local jurisdictions located in Kenton County include:

  • Covington
  • Erlanger
  • Ft Mitchell
  • Independence
  • Kenton
  • Latonia
  • Morning View

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Kentucky or Kenton 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 Kenton County Affidavit of Descent 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.

An affidavit of descent (alternately, affidavit of heirship) under KRS 382.120 establishes a source of title for a grantor who is transferring property he or she acquired from an intestate estate.

The affidavit must be filed before the grantor can record a deed conveying the subject property. Pursuant to Kentucky statute, the affiant (person making the sworn statements contained within the affidavit) may be the grantor or any one (1) of the heirs at law or next of kin of the ancestor of the grantor, or of two (2) residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The affidavit must recite the ancestor's name, date of death, and place of residence, as well as information regarding the ancestor's surviving spouse, if applicable. In addition, the affidavit must state that the ancestor died intestate (without a will), and contain a list of the names, ages, and addresses of each of the ancestor's heirs at law and next of kin, and include everyone's relationship to the ancestor and the interest in real property he or she inherited by the ancestor's death.

The affiant must sign the document before a notary public before filing in the office of the county clerk of the county wherein the subject real property is situated.

Contact a lawyer with questions about Kentucky legal documents or other inquiries related to probate.

(Kentucky Affidavit of Descent Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)


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