Real Estate Deeds

Missouri - Saint Louis County Beneficiary Deed Form

All Saint Louis County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:

Saint Louis County Beneficiary Deed Form Page 1

Beneficiary Deed Form - Saint Louis County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 2/19/2018

Saint Louis County Beneficiary Deed Guide Page 1

Beneficiary Deed Guide - Saint Louis County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 2/27/2018

Saint Louis County Completed Example of the Beneficiary Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Beneficiary Deed Document - Saint Louis County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 3/14/2018

*Supplemental forms (forms other than the actual deed form) are made available as a courtesy with your order. Supplemental forms come directly from the state or local jurisdiction that requires them, we offer no support for the supplemental forms, we did not make them.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 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?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our 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.
  • 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 Saint Louis County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Saint Louis 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.
  • What is included in the download?
    • A fill in the blank form used to create your Beneficiary Deed.
    • A guide that explains every blank on the Beneficiary Deed Form.
    • A completed example of the Beneficiary Deed to give you an idea of what a properly completed document looks like.
    • All supplemental forms that may be required by Saint Louis County when recording your document.
  • 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.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Beneficiary Deed Forms:

  • Saint Louis County


  • Allenton
  • Ballwin
  • Bridgeton
  • Chesterfield
  • Earth City
  • Eureka
  • Fenton
  • Florissant
  • Glencoe
  • Grover
  • Hazelwood
  • Maryland Heights
  • Saint Ann
  • Saint Louis
  • Valley Park

What is the Missouri Beneficiary Deed?

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.

Save time and money.

Get your Saint Louis County Beneficiary Deed form done right the first time with Uniform Conveyancing Blanks. At, we understand that your time and money are valuable resources, and we don't want you to face a penalty fee or rejection imposed by a county recorder for submitting nonstandard documents. We constantly review and update our forms to meet rapidly changing state and county recording requirements for roughly 3,500 counties.


We guarantee that you will receive access to the forms that you order and that those forms will be compliant with the recording requirements for the jurisdiction the forms were purchased for and the statutory requirements for content of the document.

Customer Rating: 9.44 out of 10 (66 Reviews)

On 03/11/18 Alesia Cunningham Said:

Score: 10

The insturctions and example on how to fill out the form are wonderful. It put me at ease that I didnt miss pertinent information!

On 03/11/18 Mark Kennedy Said:

Score: 7

I would like to see your instructions contain an example of the wording for multiple beneficiaries.

On 03/03/18 Lily Conner Said:

Score: 9

I had trouble determining how to get back to my account. The explanations of how to fill it out were good.

On 02/25/18 Russell Franks Said:

Score: 10

Fantastic forms! Really in depth instructions and examples thanks!

On 02/23/18 Dena Buckridge Said:

Score: 9

Worked great. Would like to have had a blank state field in the notary section, but notary lined out Missouri and put in correct state, so no real problem.


Price: $19.97 (Immediate Download)

Notice: You are ordering blank forms, NOT a copy of your existing deed.