Carter County Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Form (Oklahoma)

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

Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Form

Carter County Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Carter County compliant document last validated/updated 4/23/2024

Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Guide

Carter County Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Carter County compliant document last validated/updated 2/23/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Document

Carter County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Carter County compliant document last validated/updated 2/22/2024

When using these Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Carter County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Carter County Clerk

101 First Ave SW / PO Box 1236, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401 / 73402

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday

Phone: (580) 223-8162

Local jurisdictions located in Carter County include:

  • Ardmore
  • Fox
  • Gene Autry
  • Graham
  • Healdton
  • Hennepin
  • Lone Grove
  • Ratliff City
  • Springer
  • Tatums
  • Tussy
  • Wilson

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

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

Can the Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant 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 Carter County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Carter County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Oklahoma or Carter 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 Carter County Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant 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.

In Oklahoma, the process for transferring the title to the surviving joint tenants is governed by 58 O.R.S. 912. This section of the state laws also includes the requirements for transferring property rights to the person holding a remainder interest in a life estate.

Joint tenancy with right of survivorship is an ownership interest where two or more people share an interest in property that transfers to the remaining owner(s) when one dies. The transfer happens without probate and the property may not be included in a will.

A life estate exists when someone has the rights to use property while alive, but may not sell the property or pass the rights to anyone after death. After the life tenant dies, the rights either revert to the owner of record or to someone else who is designated on the deed to receive the remainder (remainderman). As with joint tenants, the transfer of property interest generally proceeds with no need for probate distribution.

There is no statutory affidavit form to enact these transfers separately. Instead, the affidavits customarily address both circumstances. To initiate the change in ownership, the survivor, remainderman, or an appointed representative must complete and execute an affidavit identifying the parties, the land, the ownership terms, and information about the recorded deed. In addition, they must include a certified copy of the deceased owner's death certificate. Some situations also require a waiver or release of the estate tax. Contact an attorney or tax advisor for more information about tax obligations associated with the transfer.

When all the documents are in order, the living owner submits them for recording in the county where the land is located. This process is important because it preserves the marketable title of the real estate, which is essential if the owner plans to sell or mortgage the property.

(Oklahoma AOSJT Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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