Pettis County Beneficiary Deed Form (Missouri)

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

Beneficiary Deed Form

Pettis County Beneficiary Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Pettis County compliant document last validated/updated 4/2/2024

Beneficiary Deed Guide

Pettis County Beneficiary Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Pettis County compliant document last validated/updated 5/6/2024

Completed Example of the Beneficiary Deed Document

Pettis County Completed Example of the Beneficiary Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Pettis County compliant document last validated/updated 4/1/2024

The following Missouri and Pettis County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

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

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds

Courthouse - 415 S Ohio Ave, Suite 106, Sedalia, Missouri 65301

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (660) 826-5000 Ext. 922

Local jurisdictions located in Pettis County include:

  • Green Ridge
  • Houstonia
  • Hughesville
  • La Monte
  • Mora
  • Sedalia
  • Smithton

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Missouri or Pettis 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 Pettis County Beneficiary 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.

Enacted in 1989, the Missouri Nonprobate Transfers Law (Sections 461.003 et seq, Revised Statutes of Missouri (2012)) allows those who own real property in Missouri the option of conveying real property after death, but without the need for probate distribution.

One distinctive feature of this useful estate planning tool is its flexibility. The grantor retains absolute ownership of and control over the Missouri real estate, with the freedom to sell, rent, mortgage, or otherwise use the land at will with no penalty for waste or obligation to inform the named beneficiary. He or she may also change details about beneficiaries or even revoke the beneficiary deed outright by executing and recording a new document containing the updated information. For the beneficiary deed and any related changes or revocations to be valid, however, the deed must be recorded during the grantor's lifetime.

This flexibility is possible because the transfer of ownership is incomplete. There is no statutory obligation to notify grantees of their beneficiary status, so there is typically no consideration (something of value, usually money) paid for the potential future interest in the real estate. The transfer of ownership rights is completed when the grantor dies and the beneficiary records the appropriate documentation.

Overall, Missouri beneficiary deeds are a simple and effective estate planning tool for individuals who want to pass on real property rights outside of the probate process. Even so, it is essential to review how executing a beneficiary deed might impact taxes, as well as eligibility for local, state, and federal benefits and asset-based programs.

(Missouri BD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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