Shelby County Contract for Deed and Promissory Note Form (Kentucky)

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

Contract for Deed Form

Shelby County Contract for Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/27/2024

Contract for Deed Guidelines

Shelby County Contract for Deed Guidelines

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/17/2024

Completed Example of the Contract for Deed

Shelby County Completed Example of the Contract for Deed

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/27/2024

Promissory Note Form

Shelby County Promissory Note Form

Note that is secured by the Contract for Deed. Can be used for traditional installments or balloon payment.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 4/12/2024

Promissory Note Guidelines

Shelby County Promissory Note Guidelines

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 7/3/2024

Completed Example of the Promissory Note

Shelby County Completed Example of the Promissory Note

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 6/14/2024

Annual Accounting Statement Form

Shelby County Annual Accounting Statement Form

Fill in the blank Contract for Deed and Promissory Note form formatted to comply with all Kentucky recording and content requirements.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/10/2024

When using these Contract for Deed and Promissory Note forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Shelby County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Shelby County Clerk

501 Washington St, Shelbyville, Kentucky 40066

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday: 8:30 AM to 6 PM

Phone: 502-633-4410

Local jurisdictions located in Shelby County include:

  • Bagdad
  • Finchville
  • Shelbyville
  • Simpsonville
  • Waddy

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

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

Can the Contract for Deed and Promissory Note 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 Shelby County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Shelby County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Kentucky or Shelby 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 Shelby County Contract for Deed and Promissory Note 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.

Contract for Deed also known as a Land Contract
Included are Three forms:
(1) "Contract for Deed" evidenced by a Promissory Note and
(2) "Promissory Note" secured by a Contract for Deed.
(3) "Annual Accounting Statement"
This is considered a more secure method of owner financing than just a land contract because the promissory note is more elaborate and defining of late payments, defaults and penalties. Typically, a Contract for Deed is a recorded instrument, as where the promissory note is held onto by the Seller/Lender until the note is paid in full. These forms are governed by Kentucky law. A promissory note with strong default terms can be beneficial to the seller/lender.

The Contract for Deed form states that the consideration reflected is the fair market value for the property. The parties join this Contract for Deed for the sole purpose of certifying the consideration pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 382. These forms offer the choice of typical installment payments or a balloon payment, which is common in land contracts, $XXX down, payments for 3-5 years with balance due of YYY.

(Kentucky Contract for Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example) For use in Kentucky Only.

Our Promise

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