Dekalb County Affidavit of Heirship Form (Tennessee)

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

Affidavit of Heirship Form

Dekalb County Affidavit of Heirship Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Dekalb County compliant document last validated/updated 3/15/2024

Affidavit of Heirship Guide

Dekalb County Affidavit of Heirship Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Dekalb County compliant document last validated/updated 4/3/2024

Completed Example of a Affidavit of Heirship Document

Dekalb County Completed Example of a Affidavit of Heirship Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Dekalb County compliant document last validated/updated 4/30/2024

When using these Affidavit of Heirship forms, the subject real estate should be physically located in Dekalb County, and the executed documents recorded in one of the following offices:

Dekalb County Register of Deeds

Courthouse - 232 S Congress Blvd, Rm 101, Smithville, Tennessee 37166

Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (615) 597-4153

Local jurisdictions located in Dekalb County include:

  • Alexandria
  • Dowelltown
  • Liberty
  • Smithville

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?

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

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Tennessee or Dekalb 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 Dekalb County Affidavit of Heirship 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.

The affidavit of heirship, sometimes called an affidavit of inheritance, is a statutory form under T.C.A. 30-2-712.

An affidavit of heirship, when recorded, gives notice of a change in title following the death of a real property owner. It is typically recorded when the decedent has died intestate, or without a last will and testament. The affidavit names the decedent and the heirs who, by operation of law, are the current owners of the property.

The affiant, or person making the sworn statements contained in the affidavit, is anyone having knowledge of the facts contained within. A standard affidavit of heirship contains the legal description and map parcel number of the realty and lists the heirs by name, address, and relation to the decedent.

In addition, if not followed by a recorded deed from one or all heirs, the affidavit requires the tax bill address for tax statements on the property and a prior title reference stating the type of document and book, page, and recording date of the instrument granting title to the decedent.

This is a general affidavit of heirship. Your situation may require more specific information. Consult a lawyer when preparing the affidavit to ensure all necessary information is included and to understand the legal implications of the document.

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