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Personal Representative Deed
Carroll County
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All Carroll County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Carroll County Personal Representative Deed Form Page 1

Personal Representative Deed Form - Carroll County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 6/10/2022

Carroll County Personal Representative Deed Guide Page 1

Personal Representative Deed Guide - Carroll County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/29/2022

Carroll County Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed Document - Carroll County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 5/16/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

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

Intake Sheet - Instructions (Maryland Document)

Transfer Tax Information & Exemptions (Maryland Document)

Affidavit of Residency Form (Maryland Document)

Income Tax Withholding Form - Nonresident Real Property Sale (Maryland Document)

Intake Sheet - Form (Maryland Document)

Info Sheet: Tax & Exemptions with Examples (Maryland Document)

Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (Maryland Document)

Certificate of Acknowledgment - Representative (Maryland Document)

Jurat (Maryland Document)

Application for Homestead Tax Credit (Maryland 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 the state or local jurisdiction. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
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  • What type of files are the forms?
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  • Can the 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 a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Carroll County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Carroll 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.
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
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Areas covered by these Personal Representative Deed Forms:

  • Carroll County


  • Finksburg
  • Hampstead
  • Keymar
  • Lineboro
  • Manchester
  • Marriottsville
  • New Windsor
  • Sykesville
  • Taneytown
  • Union Bridge
  • Westminster

What is the Maryland Personal Representative Deed?

When someone dies, his or her property will more than likely be subject to probate. Probate is the court-supervised process of transferring a decedent's property to those entitled to receive it. In Maryland, the Orphans' Court handles probate in each judicial jurisdiction.

Excluding property held with a survivorship interest, beneficiary designation, or in a trust, all the decedent's property is subject to administration through probate. In Maryland, the process of estate administration is governed by the Maryland Estates and Trusts Code.

Probate is initiated in the Office of the Register of Wills. Following petition for probate, the court appoints a personal representative (PR) of the estate. In some states, the PR may be called an "executor" (when named by the decedent's will) or an "administrator" (when selected by the court). Maryland, however, uses the general term "personal representative" (PR) in both instances.

The court issues letters of administration to commence the PR's duties. This includes marshalling the decedent's assets, taking inventory of the estate, paying the relevant taxes, valid debts, and administrative costs, and distributing the estate to heirs.

When the decedent dies leaving a will, he is said to have died testate. A testator (person who executes a will) directs the distribution of his or her property by executing a will. The person named as personal representative in the will has a duty to bring the will to the Register of Wills to open probate.

When the decedent dies without a will, he is said to have died intestate. Maryland's laws of intestate succession provide instruction for who has priority to serve as personal representative of a decedent's intestate estate and who will inherit the decedent's property after applicable taxes, debts, and administrative fees have been paid.

As part of administration, the PR may be required to devise real estate pursuant to the terms of the decedent's will or to make a distribution of real property to an heir. The decedent may even have left instructions in the will to sell his or her real property, or the PR may need to sell real property to pay the estate's debts. In Maryland, personal representatives may execute all statutory powers without first gaining court approval, including selling property (Md. Code, Estates and Trusts 7-401).

To transfer title to real property from a decedent's estate, the PR executes a personal representative's deed. Maryland's statutory personal representative's deed under Real Property Code 4-202 conveys the whole interest and estate to the grantee "unless a limitation or reservation shows, by implication or otherwise, a different intent" (Real Property Code 2-101).

Typically, personal representative's deeds, like other fiduciary deeds, contain special warranty covenants of title. Under Md. Code, Real Property 2-106, a grantor of a special warranty deed covenants that "he will warrant forever and defend the property to the grantee against any lawful claim and demand of the grantor and every person claiming or to claim by, through, or under him."

A personal representative's deed contains information relevant to the probate case, such as the name of the personal representative, the decedent's name, the file number assigned to the estate by the Register of Wills, and the county in which probate is opened. It should meet all other standards of form and content for documents pertaining to an interest in real property in the State of Maryland. A PR deed must be signed by the PR in the presence of a Notary Public before recording in the Land Records Division of the Circuit Court in the jurisdiction where the subject real estate is located.

The information presented in this article is general in nature and does not replace the advice of a lawyer. Before recording a deed, consult a lawyer to ensure all state, county, municipal, and situation-specific requirements are being met.

Contact a lawyer with questions about estate administration and preparing a personal representative's deed in Maryland.

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