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Vermont - Chittenden County Certificate of Trust Forms

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Certificate of Trust
State
Vermont
Area
Chittenden County
Price
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Included Forms

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


Chittenden County Certificate of Trust Form Page 1

Certificate of Trust Form - Chittenden County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/14/2022

Chittenden County Certificate of Trust Guide Page 1

Certificate of Trust Guide - Chittenden County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/13/2022

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

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document - Chittenden County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 4/13/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Vermont and Chittenden 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 Chittenden 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 Chittenden 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 Chittenden 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.
  • 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 Chittenden County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Chittenden County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Chittenden County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Chittenden 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.
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
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Areas covered by these Certificate of Trust Forms:

  • Chittenden County

Including:

  • Burlington
  • Cambridge
  • Charlotte
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • Essex Junction
  • Fairfax
  • Hinesburg
  • Huntington
  • Jericho
  • Jonesville
  • Milton
  • Richmond
  • Shelburne
  • South Burlington
  • Underhill
  • Underhill Center
  • Westford
  • Williston
  • Winooski

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.

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