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Virginia - Surry County Certificate of Trust Form

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


Surry County Certificate of Trust Form Page 1

Certificate of Trust Form - Surry County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 4/27/2020


Surry County Certificate of Trust Guide Page 1

Certificate of Trust Guide - Surry County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/26/2020


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

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document - Surry County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 6/17/2020


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


Virginia Land Record Cover Sheet (VLRCS)

Virginia Land Record Cover Sheet (VLRCS)

When recording a real estate deed in Virginia, a bar-coded, cover sheet is required in many counties/cities. This form must be generated online at the Virginia courts website. The information sheet provides a link to the form generator and further instructions. Contact the local office to confirm whether this cover sheet is required.


VA Circuit Court Deed Fee Schedule

VA Circuit Court Deed Fee Schedule

This detailed schedule lists amounts by instrument and includes taxes, both due at the time of recording. We advise customers to contact the local court in order to confirm the amount.


Certificate of Transfer

Certificate of Transfer

Use this form for protection of assignees or transferees of debts secured by real estate.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

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


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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.
  • 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 Surry County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Surry 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:

  • Surry County

Including:

  • Claremont
  • Dendron
  • Elberon
  • Spring Grove
  • Surry

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What is the Virginia Certificate of Trust?

Signed by a currently acting trustee, a certification or certificate of trust under Va. Code Ann. 64.2-804 is a document summarizing a trust in lieu of the trust instrument, and contains certified statements affirmed by the trustee in the presence of a notary public. The document confirms the existence of the subject trust and the trustee's capacity and relevant powers, and is presented in support of a transaction involving trust property.

A certificate of trust is frequently recorded alongside a trustee's deed or acquisition of real property by the trust, though recording of the document is not required by Virginia Code. Instead of disclosing the settlor's estate plan by providing the entire trust instrument, the certificate allows a trustee to provide parties outside of the trust arrangement (anyone who is not a trust beneficiary) only the essential information necessary to conduct the business at hand. Recipients of a certificate "may assume without inquiry the existence of the facts contained" within it ( 64.2-804(F)).

Requirements of a certificate include statements that the trust exists and that it has not been revoked or modified in a way that would invalidate the contents of the certificate. The form presents basic information, such as the trust's name and date; the identities of the settlor and the current trustee; the trust's identification number; and the name by which property is titled to the trust. In addition, the document identifies anyone who can revoke the trust and, if there are co-trustees, the specifications for authenticating documents relating to the trust.

Further, the document enumerates the powers of the trustee pertaining to the transaction for which the certificate is presented. These may include powers under the Uniform Trust Code, codified at 64.2-7 of the Virginia Code. Recipients of a certificate can also request excerpts of the trust instrument and any amendments thereto that designate the trustee and establish these powers.

Consult a lawyer with questions about trusts and certifications of trust in Virginia.

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