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Oklahoma - Craig County Transfer on Death Deed Form

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


Craig County Transfer on Death Deed Form Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Form - Craig County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 10/21/2019


Craig County Transfer on Death Deed Guide Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Guide - Craig County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 10/22/2019


Craig County Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document - Craig County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 10/29/2019


*The Following Oklahoma and Craig County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Affidavit - Documentary Stamp Tax

Affidavit - Documentary Stamp Tax

If purchase price or exemption number are not stated on the deed, this affidavit must be submitted to determine stamp tax or document exemption.


Documentary Stamp Tax Exemptions

Documentary Stamp Tax Exemptions

This informational document excerpts relevant sections of the statutes and lists Oklahoma's transfer tax exemptions with explanations.


Documentary Stamp Tax Reference

Documentary Stamp Tax Reference

This document answers any questions regarding Oklahoma Documentary Stamp Tax. It also contains a list of statutory exemptions (pp. 3-5).


Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption

A homestead exemption is an exemption of $1,000 of the assessed valuation of the homestead property. Homestead exemption is granted to the homeowner who resides in the property on a permanent basis on January 1.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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  • How long does it take to get my forms?
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  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by the state or local jurisdiction. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
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  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Craig County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Craig County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
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    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
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Areas covered by these Transfer on Death Deed Forms:

  • Craig County

Including:

  • Big Cabin
  • Vinita
  • Welch

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What is the Oklahoma Transfer on Death Deed?

Transfer on death deeds (TODDs) in Oklahoma are governed by the Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act (Title 58 O.S. 1251-1258), enacted in 2008. This law allows owners of interests in real property located in Oklahoma to designate one or more beneficiaries to receive those interests after the owner dies, but without the need for probate.

Owners who execute and record a TODD retain absolute control over and use of the property interest while living. In addition, they may modify, revoke, or otherwise convey the land any way they wish, without penalty or obligation to the beneficiaries. This is possible because unlike a traditional conveyance, there is no delivery requirement to notify the beneficiaries about what they might receive -- the deed only conveys a potential future interest in whatever remains after the owner's death ( 58-1252(B), 1257).

The statutes define an interest in real property to include "any estate or interest in, over or under land, including surface, minerals, structures and fixtures" ( 58-1252)(A)), meaning that the transfer is not limited to land, but can also include mineral rights and royalties.

Even though a TODD is not impacted by the owner's will, to reduce the likelihood of fraud and coercion, it demands the same standards of competence and capacity. Additionally, the document must be signed and acknowledged, in the presence of a notary, by the owner and two disinterested witnesses (individuals with no potential claims on the property rights) prior to recording ( 58-1253, 1258).

After the owner dies, each surviving beneficiary must execute and record an affidavit affirming his/her acceptance of the transfer ( 58-1252(C), (D)). The beneficiary takes the interest subject to all recorded obligations related to it.

NOTE: The transfer on death deed and any associated changes or revocations must be recorded, DURING THE OWNER'S LIFE, in the county where the property is located.

Overall, a transfer on death deed offers a convenient, flexible estate planning tool for owners of interests in Oklahoma real property. Each circumstance is unique, so consider all options carefully. For additional information or complex situations, contact a local attorney.

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