Blair County Certificate of Trust Form (Pennsylvania)

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

Certificate of Trust Form

Blair County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Blair County compliant document last validated/updated 5/9/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Blair County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Blair County compliant document last validated/updated 7/18/2024

When using these Certificate of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Blair County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Blair County Recorder of Deeds

423 Allegheny St, Suite 145, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 16648

Hours: 8:00am to 3:45pm Monday - Friday

Phone: (814) 693-3095

Local jurisdictions located in Blair County include:

  • Altoona
  • Bellwood
  • Claysburg
  • Curryville
  • Duncansville
  • East Freedom
  • Hollidaysburg
  • Martinsburg
  • Newry
  • Roaring Spring
  • Sproul
  • Tipton
  • Tyrone
  • Williamsburg

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?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Blair 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 provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

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

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

Can the Certificate of Trust 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 Blair County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Blair County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Pennsylvania or Blair 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 Blair County Certificate of Trust 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.

Find the laws regarding certificates of trust at section 7790.3 of the Pennsylvania Statutes.

A trustee is a person or entity who holds title to a trust's assets on behalf of a settlor. Trustees use an official document called a certificate of trust to validate the trust's existence and confirm their authority to act on its behalf.

In order to facilitate transactions dealing with real property in a trust, lenders may require the trustee to furnish a certificate of trust. Third parties may also request a certificate to confirm the trustee has the authority, for example, to transfer real property out of the trust and to them.

The certificate presents essential information about the (unrecorded) full trust instrument, while protecting the confidentiality of its specific details. A recipient of a certificate may still request copies of certain sections of the trust instrument, particularly those establishing the appointment of a trustee and the trustee's powers, as well as amendments to the trust, but the request opens up certain liabilities, as enumerated in P.S. 7790.3(e),(h).

Section 7790.3 governs the contents and effect of the certificate. Requirements of the certificate include basic information such as the name of the settlor of the trust, the type of trust, the taxpayer identification number assigned to the trust, the acting trustee's name, and the relevant powers of the trustee. The trustee executes and signs the certificate and submits it for recording in the county in which the real property with which the trust is concerned is located.

(Pennsylvania COT Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Blair County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

Save Time and Money

Get your Blair County Certificate of Trust form done right the first time with Deeds.com Uniform Conveyancing Blanks. At Deeds.com, 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 and local jurisdictions.

4.8 out of 5 - ( 4360 Reviews )

diana l.

July 19th, 2024

Easy to use & got my one question answered in less than 5 minutes! Excellence.

Reply from Staff

Your satisfaction with our services is of utmost importance to us. Thank you for letting us know how we did!

Cyrus A.

July 18th, 2024

Easy site to work with.

Reply from Staff

We are grateful for your feedback and looking forward to serving you again. Thank you!

Thanh P.

July 18th, 2024

Awesome services. Quick and efficient.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your kind words Thanh, we appreciate you.

Emily P.

November 14th, 2020

Amazing service, thanks for all your help!

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

DARRYL B.

June 16th, 2020

Professional and convenient.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

darryl c.

July 24th, 2021

very easy to use website

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Mary H.

June 15th, 2020

I have downloaded all the forms and the guidelines. The information provided is very helpful and easy to access.
Thank you

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Timothy G.

May 16th, 2023

Very happy with the cost and with the speed in which the deed was recorded.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Regina G.

May 18th, 2022

Very good customer service. Would recommend them highly.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Cindy H.

October 21st, 2020

Loved it! Quick and easy, done in 24 hours.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Wendy S.

January 11th, 2021

Good template that met my needs. Much better than another draft template that I found on another site. Would have been helpful if the template had been provided in a Word format instead of PDF so that I could remove the sections that are not applicable.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Ryan K.

August 23rd, 2023

Excellent service! Quick and much easier than having to do everything through the mail. The agent was quick to answer questions and everything was processed and submitted from Deeds.com within a couple of hours. Will definitely use again if the need arises.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

chris a.

February 17th, 2021

It was easy to complete the deed but on the third page I only need one signature in stead of 3 I need to delete 2 or put n//a in those blocks I will continue to use your services and have recommended it to others

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Eugenia T.

August 9th, 2023

I am the Kent County Recorder of Deeds in Central Delaware. I am impressed by the accuracy of your website. All data you post is correct regarding forms, fees, etc. We have just spent several months researching Property Theft, using many cites from various sources. I just discovered your white paper on this subject, and it is excellent. It also covers a few things we did not, such as house flipping and immigrants. Congratulations!

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful review! It's an honor to know that our resources have been valuable to the Kent County Recorder of Deeds. Your feedback is particularly meaningful to us, and we are glad that our white paper contributed to your research on Property Theft. We fully support your vital efforts to combat property theft and deed fraud, and if there's anything else we can assist you with or any further insights you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to reach out. Keep up the outstanding work!

David P.

February 23rd, 2019

Thank you. I was just looking but still think it is a great website. Used it a couple of years ago for a deed. Thank you.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!