Mellette County Transfer on Death Revocation Form (South Dakota)

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

Transfer on Death Revocation Form

Mellette County Transfer on Death Revocation Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Mellette County compliant document last validated/updated 6/19/2024

Transfer on Death Revocation Guide

Mellette County Transfer on Death Revocation Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Mellette County compliant document last validated/updated 7/18/2024

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Revocation Document

Mellette County Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Revocation Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Mellette County compliant document last validated/updated 3/8/2024

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

When using these Transfer on Death Revocation forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Mellette County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Mellette County Register of Deeds

321 E Fourth St / PO Box 183, White River, South Dakota 57579-0183

Hours: 8:00-4:00 M-W-F; 8:00-5:00 T-Th

Phone: (605) 259-3371

Local jurisdictions located in Mellette County include:

  • Norris
  • White River
  • Wood

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

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

Can the Transfer on Death Revocation 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 Mellette County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Mellette County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by South Dakota or Mellette 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 Mellette County Transfer on Death Revocation 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.

Revoking a Transfer on Death Deed in South Dakota

The South Dakota Real Property Transfer on Death Act (SDCL 29A-6-401 et seq) went into effect on July 1, 2014. It offers owners of real estate in South Dakota an option for distributing their land after death by recording a transfer on death deed (TODD). They retain absolute control over and use of the land during their lives. The transferors may even modify or revoke the future transfer without penalty, and there is no need to update their wills or subject the property to probate.
This revocability is one of the most useful features about transfer on death deeds (TODDs) under the new law is (29A-6-405). It states that a TODD "is revocable even if the deed or another instrument contains a contrary provision." This is possible for two main reasons:
<ul><li>there is no obligation for consideration from or notice to any named beneficiaries (29A-6-409); and </li>
<li>until the owner's death, the beneficiaries have no actual, or present, interest in the property (29A-6-414).</li></ul>

Find the rules for revoking a previously recorded TODD at 29A-6-410. Subject to 29A-6-411, there are three primary ways to revoke or change the future transfer: Execute and record<ul>
<li>a new transfer on death deed that revokes the earlier TODD;</li>
<li>an instrument of revocation that expressly revokes the deed or part of the deed; or</li>
<li>an "standard" deed, such as a warranty or quitclaim deed that expressly revokes the transfer on death deed or part of the deed.</li></ul>
Note that, just as with the original transfer on death deed, any instrument of revocation must be recorded before the transferor's death in the public records in the office of the register of deeds in the county where the deed is recorded. See 29A-6-411 for information about joint owners.

Life is uncertain, and the flexibility of TODDs helps landowners respond to changes in circumstances with relative ease. Each case is unique, so contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex situations.

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

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Mellette 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 Mellette County Transfer on Death Revocation 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 - ( 4361 Reviews )

charles b.

July 21st, 2024

The product I needed was available, easy to download, access and complete. The instructions were very helpful. I had previously purchased another product which was terrible. I highly recommend Deeds.com

Reply from Staff

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

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!

Janet S.

April 7th, 2021

I would've done this years ago if I'd known how easy it was! The plus is it's not expensive either. Thank you deeds.com

Reply from Staff

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

GISELLE G.

May 26th, 2022

Quick and easy. I will definitely use this services again.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Matthew G.

February 19th, 2019

Second time using Deeds.com. Easy and professional

Reply from Staff

Thank you Matthew. Have a great day!

Mary H.

January 31st, 2019

Your site was very informative and I was able to instantly and easily download the documents that I needed. I could not be happier with your service. Thank You
Mary Harju

Reply from Staff

Thank you Mary, we really appreciate your feedback.

John S.

June 4th, 2019

It was very user friendly site. I was able to complete the package and mail out all within a few hours. I definitely recommend to any and all.

Reply from Staff

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

Pamela S.

January 6th, 2021

Great experience! Instructions are very clear and thorough. The completeness of the instructions really inspired confidence. Within minutes of uploading my document, I received a message that it had been prepared and submitted to the county for recording. Makes it so simple! Well worth it.

Reply from Staff

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

REBECCA B.

May 8th, 2023

Documents arrived instantly. Performed exactly as stated. Will use website again.

Reply from Staff

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

Norman K.

March 2nd, 2021

It wasn't really what I needed I read and read and read and read and I thought I was to do with for filing for probate or probate executor but instead it was for the property if you are executor and but it wasn't very clear on that so it didn't work for me so I was kind of wasted money

Reply from Staff

Sorry to hear that Norman. We've gone ahead and canceled your order and payment.

Lila L.

December 30th, 2020

Everyone was very responsive and helpful. Thank you. I give you a 5!!

Reply from Staff

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

Ismael I.

April 10th, 2019

The service was fast and outstanding. Thank you.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Raymundo M.

November 1st, 2023

Very fast and smooth process, thank you for your quick answers and follow up.

Reply from Staff

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

Lisa J.

November 29th, 2019

Thank you so much for your time.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!