My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

North Dakota Personal Representative Deed of Distribution

Probate is the legal process of settling and distributing a decedent's estate according to the provisions of a will or the relevant jurisdiction's laws of intestate succession. The personal representative (PR) is the fiduciary authorized by the district court to administer the estate.

A deed of distribution is a probate instrument executed by a PR to evidence the passing of title to realty from a decedent to his or her devisees or heirs.

In North Dakota, title passes to devisees or heirs upon death by process of law, subject to rights of creditors and administration (N.D.C.C. 30.1-12-01). The deed of distribution is recorded as evidence of title only, and states on the record that the property is not needed to pay claims on the estate, and the PR waives the statutory right to bring the property into the estate.

A deed of distribution includes statements that the grantor is the duly appointed and acting PR of the estate, and that the within named grantee is entitled to distribution of the property described within. In addition to naming each grantee, the deed states in what proportion each grantee succeeds to an interest in the property.

The PR must sign the deed in the presence of a notarial official before recording the deed, along with a certified copy of the PR's letters, in the recorder's office of the county in which the subject property is located.
To comply with North Dakota's requirements that conveyances contain a certified statement of consideration, a deed of distribution should note on the face of the document an exemption from this requirement as a transfer resulting as a settlement of an estate (11-18-02.2(6)(d)).

Consult an attorney licensed in the State of North Dakota with questions regarding deeds of distribution and probate procedures, as each situation is unique.

Deeds.com North Dakota Personal Representative Deed of Distribution Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Tuesday June 16, 2020

4.8 out of 5 (1571 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


Earnestine C. said: Informative and instruction clear and concise, which made it easy for a person without real estate knowledge to acquire needed information. Thank you.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Daniel L. said: Very good. The right forms and instructions . Thanks

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Susan J. said: Simple and easy to use. I was thrilled to find deeds.com during my online search for deed forms and more pleased that I could narrow it down by state and county. Thanks

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


daniel b. said: nice & easy, site needs to have notification as to security of credit card info. who and how?

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Dee W. said: Easy process! Submit payment, fill out forms using the document guide provided, and print!

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Kathryn M. said: Never know an online service was available for recording county documents. It was so easy and simple and FAST! Within a matter of a couple hours it's done. I would definitely recommend Deeds.com to anyone.

Reply from Staff: Thank you Kathryn, we really appreciate that.


North Dakota Personal Representative Deed of Distribution Form