My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

Vermont - Bennington County Certificate of Trust Form

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


Bennington County Certificate of Trust Form Page 1

Certificate of Trust Form - Bennington County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 3/26/2020


Bennington County Certificate of Trust Guide Page 1

Certificate of Trust Guide - Bennington County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 3/17/2020


Bennington County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document - Bennington County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 3/19/2020


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


Vermont Disclosure Statement

Vermont Disclosure Statement

This form is required to be filed with the local recorder if the property is being divided or partitioned. The form is complete and comes with line-by-line instructions.


Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax

A required form "Property Transfer Tax" (PTT-172) should be filed online through myVTax, the Department's online filing and paying system. If you file through myVTax, you'll always be using the most current form. If due, the online system will apply the correct tax rate.


Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption

If you are a residential property owner in Vermont, you may qualify for a homestead exemption, this could reduce you property taxes significantly.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


Checkout and Download Forms

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 the state or local jurisdiction. 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 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 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 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 a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that 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 Certificate of Trust 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

Checkout and Download Forms

What is the Vermont Certificate of Trust?

Codified at 14A V.S.A. 10-1013, the certification of trust is a document signed and either presented or recorded by a trustee in order to give notice to parties outside of the trust arrangement that a trust exists and that the trustee has the authority to enter into the transaction at hand. The certificate is made in lieu of recording the entire trust instrument, and is effective "as though the full trust instrument had been recorded, filed, or presented" (14A V.S.A. 10-1013(b)).

The certification of trust presents the trust's name and date, the names of the trust's settlor and original trustee, the name and address of the acting trustee, and a summary of the relevant provisions of the trust authorizing the trustee to act in the transaction at hand.

The document contains certified statements made by the executing trustee that the trust exists; that there are no provisions of the trust instrument which limit the powers of the trustee enumerated within the certificate; and that the trust is either unsupervised by a court, or, if supervised, the trustee has obtained the required approval to act.

A certificate of trust is recorded in support of business involving trust property. When the document is used in real property transaction, a legal description of the subject property and parcel identifying information should be included. All documents pertaining to real property are recorded at the municipal level in Vermont, with the exception of Buels Gore, which records via the Chittenden County Clerk. The document must meet all state and local requirements relating to form and content, and be properly notarized before recording.

A certification of trust "provides the person relying on the trustee's authority [with] a level of protection". The sworn statements made by the trustee which comprise the certificate may be relied on as fact. Recipients of a certificate of trust may request the supporting excerpts from the trust instrument that designate the trustee and confer the relevant powers upon the trustee. A trustee is also required to give notice of any amendment or revocation of a certificate pursuant to 14A V.S.A. 10-1013(d).

Consult a lawyer with questions concerning trusts and certifications of trust in Vermont.

Checkout and Download Forms

Save Time and Money

Get your Bennington County Certificate of Trust 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.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Bennington County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

Customer Reviews:

4.8 out of 5 (1259 Reviews)


April 4th, 2020

Name: MICHAEL D.

Review: I had a wonderful experience and am looking forward to doing business with you again.

Reply from Staff on April 4th, 2020

Thank you!


April 3rd, 2020

Name: Rachel E.

Review: Our firm is working remotely and a lot of court services are limited with the corona-virus shutdowns, but we needed to record a Deed at the last minute. There was no other way we'd could get it done that quick without Deeds.com (staff) helped us work out some kinks and we got it recorded in less than 1 business day! Thank you!

Reply from Staff on April 3rd, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. Glad we could help.


April 3rd, 2020

Name: Julie S.

Review: My county clerks office referred me to this website and I am so glad she did. This site is very easy to use, they do NOT try to sell you other things you don't need (or want) nor do they make you sign up for anything. Pick what you need and whalaa - there for you in seconds. Thank you so much - will use again should the need arise. JS

Reply from Staff on April 3rd, 2020

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


April 3rd, 2020

Name: Roy T.

Review: Thank you for an easy to use system. I was able to find all the information I needed.

Reply from Staff on April 3rd, 2020

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


April 3rd, 2020

Name: Chelsie F.

Review: Super customer service and communication! Fast service and more informative than expected! Can't say thanks enough.

Reply from Staff on April 3rd, 2020

Thank you!


April 2nd, 2020

Name: Debby P.

Review: First time user and the service was great.. I typically go to recording kiosk at the libraries. This was fast and easy.. I appreciate the great service

Reply from Staff on April 2nd, 2020

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


April 2nd, 2020

Name: George W.

Review: The process was easy and the forms were a very complete package. FAST AND EASY DOWNLOAD

Reply from Staff on April 2nd, 2020

Thank you George.


April 2nd, 2020

Name: HAROLD V.

Review: Great website to have your buyer's deeds done correctly! I highly recommend this website to anyone in the real estate business.

Reply from Staff on April 2nd, 2020

Thank you!


April 2nd, 2020

Name: stephanie h.

Review: Very satisfied. In the middle of COVID19 I was able to complete important paperwork even though I wasn't completely sure what I was doing on my own. Quick and easy. Thank you. It means a lot to me.

Reply from Staff on April 2nd, 2020

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


April 1st, 2020

Name: Larry F.

Review: Your site is useful but limited in scope. I could not find exactly what I was looking for and felt that paying when I wasn't sure was going to be extremely frustrating.

Reply from Staff on April 1st, 2020

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


Checkout and Download Forms

Express Checkout (Download)

Price: $19.97

Notice: Placing an order constitutes your explicit agreement with our Terms of Use