Elk County Trustee Deed Form (Pennsylvania)

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

Trustee Deed Form

Elk County Trustee Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Elk County compliant document last validated/updated 5/14/2024

Trustee Deed Guide

Elk County Trustee Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Elk County compliant document last validated/updated 3/27/2024

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Elk County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Elk County compliant document last validated/updated 5/22/2024

When using these Trustee Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Elk County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Elk County Recorder of Deeds

240 Main St / PO Box 314, Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853

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

Phone: (814) 776-5349

Local jurisdictions located in Elk County include:

  • Benezett
  • Brandy Camp
  • Brockport
  • Byrnedale
  • Dagus Mines
  • De Young
  • Force
  • James City
  • Johnsonburg
  • Kersey
  • Ridgway
  • Saint Marys
  • Weedville
  • Wilcox

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Pennsylvania or Elk 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 Elk County Trustee 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.

Title 20, Chapter 77 of the Pennsylvania Statutes governs trusts in the State of Pennsylvania.

A trust is a wealth management tool commonly used in estate planning. There are three main parties to a trust: the settlor, who funds the trust by conveying assets into it; the trustee, who administers the trust and controls its assets; and the beneficiary, who has a present or future interest in the trust (P.S. 7703). Note that a sole trustee cannot also be the sole beneficiary (P.S. 7732(a)(5)).

Under a trust, the acting trustee manages the trust as directed by the settlor. This arrangement works, in part, because the trustee holds what amounts to a proxy title to the trust's assets. If the trust contains real property that the settlor wishes to sell, the trustee executes and records a document called a trustee's deed to transfer the title to the grantee/buyer -- the settlor is not identified in the transaction.

In most cases, trustee's deeds are modified quitclaim or special warranty deeds. Quitclaim deeds contain no warranties of title, and special warranty deeds only offer the grantee protection against title claims originating while grantor controlled the property. Generally, a trustee uses a quitclaim deed if the settlor and grantee are close relatives (spouses, parent to child, etc.). A trustee of a living trust might also use a quitclaim deed to transfer property out of the trust and to himself as an individual. Third-party purchasers might require a special warranty deed in order to obtain a mortgage or title insurance.

Besides fulfilling the requirements for all instruments affecting real property in the State of Pennsylvania (tax parcel number, legal description, prior deed information, certificate of residence, and so on), the trustee's deed names the trustee as the grantor and gives the date and the name of the trust under which the trustee is acting. A certificate of trust is sometimes included to verify the trust's existence and the trustee's authority to act on behalf of the trust. As with other instruments, the deed must be signed and acknowledged in the presence of a notary, then recorded in the county where the property is situated.

Trust law can be thorny, and each situation is unique. Consult an attorney with specific questions or for complicated circumstances.

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