Saint Marys County Trustee Deed Form (Maryland)

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

Trustee Deed Form

Saint Marys County Trustee Deed Form

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

Trustee Deed Guide

Saint Marys County Trustee Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Saint Marys County compliant document last validated/updated 10/4/2023

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Saint Marys County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Saint Marys County compliant document last validated/updated 5/24/2024

When using these Trustee Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Saint Marys County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Circuit Court Clerk

41605 Courthouse Dr / PO Box 676, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: 301-475-7844 Ext. 4576

Local jurisdictions located in Saint Marys County include:

  • Abell
  • Avenue
  • Bushwood
  • California
  • Callaway
  • Chaptico
  • Charlotte Hall
  • Clements
  • Coltons Point
  • Compton
  • Dameron
  • Drayden
  • Great Mills
  • Helen
  • Hollywood
  • Leonardtown
  • Lexington Park
  • Loveville
  • Mechanicsville
  • Morganza
  • Park Hall
  • Patuxent River
  • Piney Point
  • Ridge
  • Saint Inigoes
  • Saint Marys City
  • Scotland
  • Tall Timbers
  • Valley Lee

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maryland or Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys County Trustee 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.

Trusts formed in Maryland are governed by the Estates and Trusts Article of the Maryland Code. Effective since January 1, 2015, the Maryland Trust Act (MTA) under Title 14.5 is adapted from the Uniform Trust Code and supplements the prior Maryland Discretionary Trust Act codified under Title 14.

According to Black's Law Dictionary, 8th ed., a trust is "a property interest held by one person (the trustee) at the request of another (the settlor) for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary)." The settlor executes a trust instrument establishing the terms of the trust and "contributes property to a trust" (Md. Code Ann., Estates and Trusts 14.5-103(v)(1)).

In a living trust, the trustee holds title to property at the request of the settlor, and as such, conveyances of trust property must be made through the trustee, who generally has a power of sale under the trust instrument. Transferring real property held in trust to another party requires the use of a trustee's deed.

Trustees' deeds take their name from the person conveying the property, rather than from the type of warranties of title they carry, as with warranty deeds or quitclaim deeds. In Maryland, the trustee's deed is a fee simple conveyance. The deed can contain certain covenants of title, such as special warranty language that warrants the title against claims arising under the grantor's tenure.

The trustee conveys title to real property held by the trust as the grantor of the trustee's deed. The deed names each acting trustee and the name and date of the trust on behalf of which they are acting in addition to vesting title in the name of the grantee. As with all documents affecting real property, the trustee' deed requires a legal description of the property conveyed, as well as a reference to the prior instrument under which the trustee as grantor received title.

In Maryland, consideration statements must include the actual amount of money paid for the transfer, including the amount of a mortgage or deed of trust assumed by the grantee. State transfer tax is calculated from the consideration, with an increased rate for the first-time Maryland homebuyers purchasing a principal place of residence.

Pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Real Prop. 3-104(f)(1), deeds require a signed statement that the document has been prepared by or under the supervision of a Maryland attorney, or a party listed on the instrument. The deed must be signed by each acting trustee in the presence of a notary public before submitted for recording. In addition to meeting state and local recording standards, trustee's deeds may also require supporting documentation, which may vary from case to case.

Contact an attorney with any questions regarding Maryland trusts and trustee's deeds.

(Maryland TD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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