Lake County Personal Representative Deed of Sale Form (South Dakota)

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

Personal Representative Deed of Sale Form

Lake County Personal Representative Deed of Sale Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 6/18/2024

Personal Representative Deed of Sale Guide

Lake County Personal Representative Deed of Sale Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 7/2/2024

Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed of Sale Document

Lake County Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed of Sale Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 7/3/2024

The following South Dakota and Lake County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

When using these Personal Representative Deed of Sale forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Lake County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Lake County Register of Deeds

200 East Center St, Madison, South Dakota 57042-0266

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Phone: (605) 256-7614

Local jurisdictions located in Lake County include:

  • Chester
  • Madison
  • Nunda
  • Ramona
  • Rutland
  • Wentworth
  • Winfred

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

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

Can the Personal Representative Deed of Sale 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 Lake County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Lake County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by South Dakota or Lake 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 Lake County Personal Representative Deed of Sale 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 South Dakota, title to a decedent's real property devolves upon death to the decedent's devisees (for testate estates) and heirs (for intestate estates) (SDCL 29A-3-101). Though title transfers by operation of law, the estate is still subject to administration in probate. Probate is the legal process of settling the decedent's estate and distributing assets to those entitled to receive them.

In probate proceedings, governed by Title 29A of the South Dakota Codified Laws, a personal representative is appointed to the estate by the probate court to act as the estate's fiduciary.

Once authorized by the probate court, a personal representative (PR) of an estate "has the same power over the title to property of the estate that an absolute owner would have, in trust however, for the benefit of the creditors and others interested in the estate," which "may be exercised without notice, hearing, or order of court." (29A-3-711).

During estate administration, the PR may be required to sell realty to make payment of claims on the estate, to cover expenses of administration, or to liquidate the estate to facilitate easier distribution. SDCL 29A-3-715 entitles the PR to sell real property and execute deeds of conveyance.

To transfer title following a sale, the PR executes a personal representative's deed. When recorded, the deed transfers an estate in fee simple to the grantee with covenants that, at the time of conveyance, the estate is free from encumbrances done, made, or suffered by the grantor, or any person claiming under him, and that, prior to executing the conveyance, the grantor has not conveyed the estate to any other person (43-25-10).

In a personal representative's deed, the PR is named as the granting party. To properly transfer title, the deed must contain the grantee's name, marital status, address, and vesting information. PR deeds also recite information concerning the probated estate, including the decedent's name, the county of probate, and the case number assigned to the estate by the court.

As with any conveyance of an interest in real property, the deed recites the consideration the grantee is making for the transfer; the full legal description of the subject parcel; and the derivation of title. Any restrictions should be noted on the face of the deed, along with any exemption claimed to the transfer fee imposed by SDCL 43-4-21. Finally, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents.

The PR must sign the deed in the presence of a notary public before recording in the Register of Deeds office of the relevant county.

Consult an attorney with questions regarding personal representative's deeds, or for any other issues related to probate in South Dakota, as each situation is unique.

(South Dakota PRDOS Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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

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