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Vermont - Bennington County Administrator Deed Forms

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Administrator Deed
State
Vermont
Area
Bennington County
Price
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Included Forms

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


Bennington County Administrator Deed Form Page 1

Administrator Deed Form - Bennington County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/23/2022

Bennington County Administrator Deed Guide Page 1

Administrator Deed Guide - Bennington County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/2/2022

Bennington County Completed Example of the Administrator Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Administrator Deed Document - Bennington County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 7/14/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Vermont and Bennington County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Property Transfer Tax Return PTT-172 with Instructions (Vermont Document)


PTT-172 Questions and Answers (Vermont Document)


Quick Reference Guide for Vermont Property Transfer Tax Return (Vermont Document)


Property Transfer Tax Payment Voucher Form PTT-173 (Vermont Document)


Instructions PTT-173 (Vermont Document)


Vermont Act 250 Guide (Vermont Document)


Homestead Declaration with Instructions (Vermont Document)


Homestead Declaration Information (Vermont Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Vermont Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by Vermont or Bennington 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.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Bennington County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Bennington County Administrator 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.
  • Can the Administrator 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 Bennington County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Bennington County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Bennington County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Bennington County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Administrator Deed Forms:

  • Bennington County

Including:

  • Arlington
  • Bennington
  • Bondville
  • Dorset
  • East Arlington
  • East Dorset
  • Manchester
  • Manchester Center
  • North Bennington
  • North Pownal
  • Peru
  • Pownal
  • Readsboro
  • Rupert
  • Shaftsbury
  • Stamford
  • West Rupert

What is the Vermont Administrator Deed?

Vermont administrator's deed

Probate is the court-supervised process of settling an estate and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries following a property owner's death. An administrator is a court-appointed personal representative assigned to probate the estate when the decedent dies without a will (intestate) or fails to name an executor of his estate.

By operation of law, the title of a decedent passes to her devisees or heirs upon death, subject to a lien of the administrator for payment of debts, expenses of administration, and other expenses legally chargeable against the estate.

If the decedent's debts outweigh his assets, the administrator must sell property from the estate. Personal representatives of an estate may not sell real property without first obtaining a license from the probate division of the superior court. Following petition by the administrator, the Register of the probate court executes and records the license in the land records of the town or city where the property to be sold is situated.

Following a sale of real property, the administrator executes and records an administrator's deed under 14 V.S.A. 1652. The deed contains covenants of special warranty, whereby the administrator warrants to defend the title against claims stemming from the time the decedent held title to the property, but not before. The administrator also covenants that he is lawfully seized of the property and has been authorized by the court to convey it.

A deed by administrator also recites facts about the probated estate, such as the location where it is opened, the date of petition for license to sell, the probate docket number, and a reference to the location where the license is on record. The deed should also meet all state and local standards for content and format of recorded conveyances of real property, such as the grantee's name, address, and vesting information, the consideration the grantee is paying for the transfer of title, a legal description of the property conveyed, the source of the decedent's title to the property, and a list of any restrictions on the property.

The administrator must sign the deed in the presence of a notary public or other authorized officer before recording in the appropriate town or city clerk's office. At the time of recording, submit a Vermont Property Transfer Tax Return, with tax remitted to the Vermont Department of Taxes, unless exempt under 32 V.S.A. 9603. In general, anyone who sells property in Vermont that was held by the seller for less than six years is required to file a Vermont Land Gains Tax Return (Form LGT-178) within 30 days of the sale, even if no tax is due.

Contact a lawyer with questions about probate procedures and administrator's deeds in Vermont, as each situation is unique.

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Name: Shane T.

Review: The Transfer on Death Deed form package was very good. But like anything, could use some improvements. There is not enough space to fill more than one beneficiary with any level of additional detail like "as his sole and separate property" The area for the legal description could be a bit bigger and potentially fit many legal descriptions. Or it could be made to simply say "See Exhibit A" as is likely necessary for most anyway. The guide should indicate what "homestead property" means so the user doesn't have to research the legal definition. (which turns out to be obvious, at least in my state, if you live there, it's your homestead.) It would be helpful if an "Affidavit of Death" form were included in the package for instances where the current deed hasn't been updated to reflect a widowed owner as the sole owner before recording with only the one signature.

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