Sussex County Personal Representative Deed Form (New Jersey)

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

Personal Representative Deed Form

Sussex County Personal Representative Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Sussex County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

Personal Representative Deed Guide

Sussex County Personal Representative Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Sussex County compliant document last validated/updated 5/14/2024

Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed Document

Sussex County Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Sussex County compliant document last validated/updated 1/31/2024

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

Sussex County Clerk

Hall of Records - Cochran House Bldg - 83 Spring St, Suite 304, Newton, New Jersey 07860

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 M-F / first Monday of month until 6:00

Phone: (973) 579-0900

Local jurisdictions located in Sussex County include:

  • Andover
  • Augusta
  • Branchville
  • Franklin
  • Glasser
  • Glenwood
  • Greendell
  • Hamburg
  • Highland Lakes
  • Hopatcong
  • Lafayette
  • Layton
  • Mc Afee
  • Middleville
  • Montague
  • Newton
  • Ogdensburg
  • Sparta
  • Stanhope
  • Stillwater
  • Stockholm
  • Sussex
  • Swartswood
  • Tranquility
  • Vernon
  • Wallpack Center

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Jersey or Sussex 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 Sussex County Personal Representative 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.

A personal representative's deed is a fiduciary instrument executed by a personal representative that conveys interest in real property from a decedent's estate to a devisee, heir, or purchaser.

In New Jersey, personal representatives (PRs) are appointed by the Surrogate Court following the opening of probate of a decedent's estate, and are responsible for settling and distributing the estate in accordance with any probated or applicable law of intestacy, and in the best interests of the estate (N.J.S.A. 3B:10-23).

A PR may be referred to as either an executor or an administrator, depending on the testacy status of the decedent. When a decedent dies testate (with a will) naming an executor of his or her estate, the court issues letters testamentary authorizing him or her as executor. When a decedent dies intestate (without a will) or when a will does not name an executor, the court issues letters of administration authorizing the heir or other applicant desiring letters as administrator.

Typically, a PR deed in New Jersey carries a covenant as to grantor's acts under N.J.S.A. 46:4-6. This means that the grantor (the estate's executor or administrator) promises that he or she has done no act to encumber the property and that he or she has not allowed anyone else to obtain any legal rights which affect the property (such as by making a mortgage or allowing a judgment to be entered against the grantor).

To transfer a clear title, the Surrogate Court must first file a waiver of transfer inheritance tax (if applicable) in the appropriate county Register of Deeds office. The waiver constitutes written consent of the Director of the Division of Taxation to transfer or release the decedent's property.

A properly executed deed grants and conveys title to the named grantee, who may be a devisee under a will; an heir entitled to distribution of the estate based on New Jersey's laws of intestate succession; or a purchaser. Required grantee information includes the grantee's name, address, marital status, and vesting information.

The deed names the granting PR and includes the PR's address, and capacity (executor or administrator), as well as the decedent's name, date of death, and county of residence. The deed cites the grantor's authority by referencing the date of grant of letters, the case number assigned to the estate, and the Surrogate Court where the estate is probated.

The full consideration, if any, given for the transfer must appear on the deed. If the transaction is exempt from realty transfer fees, as in a conveyance to a devisee or an heir to carry out distribution of the estate, note the reason for the exemption. The state requires an affidavit of consideration to be recorded with the deed.

Additionally, the deed must meet all requirements of form and content for documents affecting title to real property in New Jersey. Such requirements include a full legal description of the subject parcel, including the property's tax map reference, a recital of the source of title, and any relevant restrictions connected to the property.

A lawful deed includes the signature of the granting PR, acknowledged in the presence of a notarial officer. Include relevant supplemental documentation, such as the New Jersey seller's residency form, and any county-specific recording sheets, if applicable, with the deed for recording in the county wherein the subject parcel is situated.

Consult an attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey with questions regarding personal representative's deeds, as each situation is unique.

(New Jersey PRD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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