Washington County Trustee Deed Form (Vermont)

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

Trustee Deed Form

Washington County Trustee Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 5/23/2024

Trustee Deed Guide

Washington County Trustee Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 5/23/2024

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Washington County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 3/11/2024

When using these Trustee 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 Trustee 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 Trustee 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.

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.

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

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