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Vermont - Essex County Trustee Deed Form

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


Essex County Trustee Deed Form Page 1

Trustee Deed Form - Essex County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/30/2020


Essex County Trustee Deed Guide Page 1

Trustee Deed Guide - Essex County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/23/2020


Essex County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document - Essex County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 10/7/2020


*The Following Vermont and Essex 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.


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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.
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    • 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?
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  • 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 Essex County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Essex 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?
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
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Areas covered by these Trustee Deed Forms:

  • Essex County

Including:

  • Averill
  • Beecher Falls
  • Canaan
  • Concord
  • East Haven
  • Gilman
  • Granby
  • Guildhall
  • Island Pond
  • Lunenburg
  • North Concord
  • Norton

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What is the Vermont Trustee Deed?

A trust is an alternate method of vesting title to real property. In a trust arrangement, a settlor transfers property to another (the trustee), who administers the trust for the benefit of a third (the beneficiary). These roles may be combined in a single individual, except as noted below. Trusts that take effect during a settlor's lifetime are called living (inter vivos) trusts, and trusts that take effect upon a settlor's death pursuant to the terms of a will are called testamentary trusts.

In Vermont, a valid trust is created when a settlor has a capacity to create a trust and indicates the intention to do so; the trust has a definite beneficiary and the terms of the trust are for the benefit of said beneficiary; the trustee has duties to perform; and the same person is not both the sole trustee and sole beneficiary of the trust (14A V.S.A. 4-402). Further, the trust's purposes must be lawful and possible to achieve (14A V.S.A. 4-404).

A living trust is an estate planning tool that benefits a settlor during his lifetime, and allows the settlor to specify how the trust's assets are to be administered and for the benefit of whom upon his death. In addition to statute, a Vermont living trust is governed by the terms established by the settlor in the trust instrument. This document is generally unrecorded so as to maintain the confidentiality of the estate plan. The instrument provides a scope of the trust and identifies the trustee and the successor trustee, designates the trust beneficiaries, and enumerates the trustee's powers, among other provisions.

Real property is transferred into a living trust by execution of a deed, which vests the subject property in the name of the trustee. In order to transfer the property out of the trust, the trustee, who retains legal title to the property, must execute a deed, referred to as a "Conveyance by Trustee of a Non-Probate Trust" by the Vermont Title Standards.

A deed conveying interest in real property into or out of trust "may be any form of deed" [2]. Typically, deeds out of a living trust are descriptively named "trustee's deeds," not to be confused with a trustee's deed pursuant to a sale of foreclosed property under a deed of trust.
Trustee's deeds may vary in the level of warranty the grantor intends to offer with the transfer, though the most common level of warranty issued in a trustee's deed is a limited warranty.

In Vermont, a limited warranty deed contains the explicit covenants only that the grantor has done nothing to encumber the property, and that the grantor will warrant and defend the title against the lawful claims of persons arising under, by, or through the grantor; in other words, the grantor "takes no responsibility for the state of the title prior to the time the grantor acquired the title".

A trustee executing a deed may provide the deed's recipient with a certificate of trust under 14A V.S.A. 10-1013, witnessing the trust's existence and the trustee's authority to convey the property. (See Title Standard 13.4 and 27 V.S.A. 351 for more information regarding a trustee's presumed authority to convey title.)

All conveyances must meet the requirements of form and content for instruments pertaining to real property in Vermont. A trustee's deed is signed by each executing trustee in the presence of a notary public before recording at the municipal level in the appropriate clerk's office.

Consult a lawyer who can address your specific situation when preparing a Vermont trustee's deed.

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