Washington County Gift Deed Form (Vermont)

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

Gift Deed Form

Washington County Gift Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 6/21/2024

Gift Deed Guide

Washington County Gift Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 7/3/2024

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Washington County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 6/19/2024

When using these Gift 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?

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 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 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 Gift 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 Gift 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.

Gifting of Real Estate in Vermont

A gift deed, or deed of gift, is a legal document voluntarily transferring title to real property from one party (the grantor or donor) to another (the grantee or donee). A gift deed typically transfers real property between family or close friends. Gift deeds are also used to donate to a non-profit organization or charity. The deed serves as proof that the transfer is indeed a gift and without consideration (any conditions or form of compensation).

In order for a gift deed to be valid they must meet the following requirements: The grantor must intend to make a present gift of the property, the grantor must deliver the property to the grantee, and the grantee must accept the gift. A gift deed must contain language that explicitly states no consideration is expected or required, because any ambiguity or reference to consideration can make the deed contestable in court. A promise to transfer ownership in the future is not a gift, and any deed that does not immediately transfer the interest in the property, or meet any of the aforementioned requirements, can be revoked [1].

A lawful gift deed includes the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, mailing address, and vesting. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Vermont recognizes the following types of joint ownership: tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by entirety. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless otherwise specified in the conveyance. A conveyance to a married couple vests as tenancy by entirety (27 V.S.A. 2, 27 V.S.A. 349). In Vermont, an instrument may create a joint tenancy in which the interests of the joint tenants are equal or unequal (27 V.S.A 2).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. In Vermont, a deed that refers to a survey revised or prepared after July 1, 1988 may be recorded only if it is accompanied by the survey to which it refers, or cites the volume and page in the land records showing where the survey has been previously recorded (27 V.S.A. 341). Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. Record the completed deed, and file a copy of Act 250 Disclosure Statement with the Town Clerk, who shall record it in the land records (10 V.S.A. 6007).

The fee for recording a real estate document in Vermont, the fees are $10 per page for all documents recorded. Copies of recorded documents are $1 per page. Certified copies are $1, plus the per page costs (32 V.S.A. 1671).
All deeds conveying property with or without consideration must have a Vermont Property Transfer Tax Return (32 V.S.A. 9602). There is a $10 filing fee for this form. When filling out the Transfer Tax Return form, make sure that section B is accurate and clearly printed. This information provides data needed to update that parcel's owner information for all city departments. Do not send property tax payments with documents to be recorded. Those payments should go directly to the Treasurer's Department (32 V.S.A. 9602).

The grantor is responsible for paying the Federal Gift Tax. The IRS implements a Federal Gift Tax on any transfer of property from one individual to another with no consideration, or consideration that is less than the full market value. In accordance with federal law, individuals are permitted an annual exclusion of $15,000 on gifts. This means that if a gift is valued below $15,000, a federal gift tax return (Form 709) does not need to be filed. However, if the gift is something that could possibly be disputed by the IRS -- such as real property -- a grantor may benefit from filing a Form 709 [2].

In Vermont, there is no state gift tax. For questions regarding state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist. Gifts of real property in Vermont are, however, subject to the federal gift tax. The grantor is responsible for paying the federal gift tax; however, if the grantor does not pay the gift tax, the grantee will be held liable [1].

With gifts of real property, the recipient of the gift (grantee) is not required to declare the amount of the gift as income, but if the property accrues income after the transaction, the recipient is responsible for paying the requisite state and federal income taxes [3].

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a lawyer with any questions about gift deeds or other issues related to the transfer of real property. For questions regarding federal and state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist.

[2] http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT199105HR.pdf
[3] https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/frequently-asked-questions-on-gift-taxes

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