Washington County Transfer of Death Deed Form (Maine)

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

Transfer on Death Deed

Washington County Transfer on Death Deed

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 3/25/2024

Transfer on Death Deed Guide

Washington County Transfer on Death Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 7/14/2023

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Form

Washington County Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Form

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

When using these Transfer of Death Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Washington County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Registry of Deeds

85 Court St / PO Box 297, Machias, Maine 04654

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: (207) 255-6512

Local jurisdictions located in Washington County include:

  • Addison
  • Baileyville
  • Beals
  • Brookton
  • Calais
  • Cherryfield
  • Columbia Falls
  • Cutler
  • Danforth
  • Dennysville
  • East Machias
  • Eastport
  • Grand Lake Stream
  • Harrington
  • Jonesboro
  • Jonesport
  • Lambert Lake
  • Lubec
  • Machias
  • Machiasport
  • Meddybemps
  • Milbridge
  • Pembroke
  • Perry
  • Princeton
  • Robbinston
  • Steuben
  • Topsfield
  • Vanceboro
  • Waite
  • Wesley
  • Whiting

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?

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

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Washington 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 Washington County Transfer of 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.

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.

REVOCABLE TRANSFER ON DEATH DEED
Under Maine Revised Statutes, Title 18-C, Article 6, Part 4, 6-401 to 6-421

Effective September 1, 2019 owners of real estate in Maine can take advantage of a useful estate planning tool: the transfer on death deed (TODD).

The Owner(s)/Transferor(s) [may transfer for no consideration property to one or more beneficiaries effective at the transferor's death by a transfer on death deed.] [6-405]

This Transfer on Death Deed may be revoked by the Transferor's prior to their death, Capacity requirements are (the same as the capacity required to make a will.) (6-408)

To become effective the Transfer on Death Deed must be recorded prior to (the transferor's death in the public records in the registry of deeds in the county where the property is located.) (Must state that the transfer to the designated beneficiary is to occur at the transferor's death.) (6-409)

(Maine TOD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

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