Cocke County Certificate of Trust Form (Tennessee)

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

Certificate of Trust Form

Cocke County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Cocke County compliant document last validated/updated 6/27/2024

Certificate of Trust Guide

Cocke County Certificate of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Cocke County compliant document last validated/updated 7/10/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Cocke County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Cocke County compliant document last validated/updated 6/26/2024

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

Cocke County Register of Deeds

111 Court Ave, Rm 102, Newport, Tennessee 37821

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

Phone: (423) 623-7540

Local jurisdictions located in Cocke County include:

  • Bybee
  • Cosby
  • Del Rio
  • Hartford
  • Newport
  • Parrottsville

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

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Cocke 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 Cocke County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Cocke County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Tennessee or Cocke 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 Cocke 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.

The certificate of trust is codified at T.C.A. 35-15-1013 as part of the Tennessee Uniform Trust Code. The purpose of the certificate is "to evidence the existence and validity of the trust" (35-15-1013(a)). The document contains sworn statements made "by the trustee or trustees having signatory authority as identified" within the document (35-15-1013(a)). The recipient of a certificate of trust may rely on the statements made within as factual without additional inquiry (35-15-1013(d)).

Instead of furnishing the trust document, a trustee may present a certificate of trust to third parties when doing business on behalf of the trust. The certificate is a condensed summary of the trust and its provisions, and allows the settlor's estate plans, including the identities of trust beneficiaries, to remain private.

A certificate of trust contains statements that the trust exists and that it "has not been revoked, modified or amended in any manner that would cause" the information in the certificate to be incorrect. The document recites the name and date of trust, the settlor, trustee, and relevant powers of the trustee to conduct the business for which the certificate is presented.

If there is a successor trustee, the document details the conditions of their succession. Certificates for trusts with multiple trustees define how many trustees are required to jointly act to conduct trustee powers. If the trust is revocable, the form includes the name of anyone with a power to revoke the trust. Finally, it presents the name by which the trust holds title to assets and, if necessary for the transaction for which the certificate is given, the trust's identification number.

If recorded to facilitate acquisitions or transfers of real property, a certificate of trust should include the legal description of the property subject to the transfer. The document must meet requirements for recording in Tennessee before submitted in the register of deeds in the appropriate county.

The protections under 35-15-1013 for persons dealing with trustees are not dependent on receipt of a certificate.

Contact a lawyer for questions about preparing a certificate of trust or any other matters involving trusts in Tennessee.

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

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Cocke 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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