Washington County Administrator Deed Form (Vermont)

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

Administrator Deed Form

Washington County Administrator Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 5/24/2024

Administrator Deed Guide

Washington County Administrator Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 3/19/2024

Completed Example of the Administrator Deed Document

Washington County Completed Example of the Administrator Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 4/1/2024

When using these Administrator Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Washington County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

City of Barre: Clerk

6 North Main St, Ste 6 / PO Box 418, Barre, Vermont 05641

Hours: Mo-Fr 7:30 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 476-0242

Town of Barre: Clerk

149 Websterville Rd / PO Box 124, Websterville, Vermont 05678

Hours: Mo-Fr 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 479-9391/9392

Town Clerk of Berlin

108 Shed Rd, Berlin, Vermont 05602

Hours: Mo-Th 8:30 to 3:30

Phone: (802) 229-9298

Town Clerk of Cabot

3084 Main St / PO Box 36, Cabot, Vermont 05647

Hours: Mo-Th 9:00 to 5:00

Phone: (802) 563-2279

Town Clerk of Calais

3120 Pekin Brook Rd, East Calais, Vermont 05650

Hours: Mo-Th 8:00 to 4:00

Phone: (802) 456-8720

Town Clerk of Duxbury

5421 VT Rte 100, Duxbury, Vermont 05676

Hours: Tu-Fr 7:30 to 3:30

Phone: (802) 244-6660

Clerk of East Montpelier

40 Kelton Rd / PO Box 157, East Montpelier, Vermont 05651-0157

Hours: Mo-Th 9:00 to 5:00; Fr 9:00 to noon

Phone: (802) 223-3313 x201

Town Clerk of Fayston

866 North Fayston Rd, North Fayston, Vermont 05660

Hours: Mo-Th 9:00 to 3:30 & Fr 9:00 to 3:00

Phone: (802) 496-2454 x21

Town Clerk of Marshfield

122 School St, Rm 1, Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Hours: Tu-Fr 8:00 to 12:00 & 12:30 to 4:00

Phone: (802) 426-3305

Town Clerk of Middlesex

5 Church St, Middlesex, Vermont 05602

Hours: Mo-Th 8:30 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 223-5915

City of Montpelier: Clerk

39 Main St, Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Hours: Mo-Fr 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 223-9500

Town Clerk of Moretown

19 Kaiser Dr, Waterbury, Vermont 05676

Hours: Mo-Fr 7:00 to 2:45

Phone: (802) 882-8218

Town Clerk of Northfield

51 S Main St, Northfield, Vermont 05663

Hours: Mo-Fr 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 485-5421

Town of Plainfield

149 Main St / PO Box 217, Plainfield, Vermont 05667

Hours: Mo, We, Fr 7:30 to 12:00 & 12:30 to 4:00

Phone: (802) 454-8461

Town Clerk of Roxbury

1664 Roxbury Rd / PO Box 53, Roxbury, Vermont 05669

Hours: Tu-Fr 9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00

Phone: (802) 485-7840

Town Clerk of Waitsfield

9 Bridge St, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673

Hours: Mo-Fr 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 496-2218

Town Clerk of Warren

42 Cemetery Rd / PO Box 337, Warren, Vermont 05674

Hours: Mo-Fr 9:00 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 496-2709 x21

Town Clerk of Waterbury

43 S Main St / Mail: 51 S Main St, Waterbury, Vermont 05676

Hours: Mo-Fr 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (802) 244-8447

Town Clerk of Woodbury

1672 Rte 14 / PO Box 10, Woodbury, Vermont 05681

Hours: Mo-Th 9:00 to 1:00 & Mo 6:00 to 8:00

Phone: (802) 456-7051

Town Clerk of Worcester

20 Worcester Village Rd / Mail: Drawer 161, Worcester, Vermont 05682

Hours: Mo 9:00 to 12:00; Tu-Th 9:00 to 3:00; We to 5:00

Phone: (802) 223-6942

Local jurisdictions located in Washington County include:

  • Adamant
  • Barre
  • Cabot
  • Calais
  • East Barre
  • East Calais
  • East Montpelier
  • Graniteville
  • Marshfield
  • Montpelier
  • Moretown
  • North Montpelier
  • Northfield
  • Northfield Falls
  • Plainfield
  • South Barre
  • Waitsfield
  • Warren
  • Waterbury
  • Waterbury Center
  • Websterville
  • Woodbury
  • Worcester

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

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

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 Washington County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Washington County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Vermont or Washington 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 Washington 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.

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.

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.

(Vermont AD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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