Thurston County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form (Washington)

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

Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form

Thurston County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Thurston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/6/2024

Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Guide

Thurston County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Thurston County compliant document last validated/updated 4/23/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Document

Thurston County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Thurston County compliant document last validated/updated 3/28/2024

When using these Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Thurston County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Thurston County Auditor: Recording

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg 1, Olympia, Washington 98502

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F / Opening at 9:00am first Friday of the month

Phone: (360) 786-5405

Local jurisdictions located in Thurston County include:

  • Bucoda
  • East Olympia
  • Lacey
  • Littlerock
  • Olympia
  • Rainier
  • Rochester
  • Tenino
  • Tumwater
  • Yelm

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?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Thurston 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

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 Thurston County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Thurston County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Thurston County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant 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 Thurston County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Thurston County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Washington or Thurston 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 Thurston County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant 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.

Removing a Deceased Joint Tenant from a Washington Real Estate Title

Washington's statutes define joint tenancy at RCW 64.28.010. This law states that "joint tenancy with right of survivorship permits property to pass to the survivor without the cost or delay of probate proceedings." Property titled this way is not passed in a will; instead, a deceased joint tenant's share is distributed equally amongst the survivors as a function of law until only one person holds the property in sole ownership.

While technically accurate, this description oversimplifies the situation. What happens when it's time to sell the property? Unless the local recording office cross-references death notices with real estate records, the deceased owner's name remains on the title. This inaccuracy can create confusion during a title search and slow down the transfer process. In addition, outdated information might interfere with property tax billing, possibly leading to fees and/or penalties.

The surviving owner(s) can prevent these potential issues with a simple step: when one joint tenant dies, the other(s) execute and record an affidavit of facts as to death with the local recording office. It is possible to address this at the time of sale, but it makes sense to handle it within a short time after the owner's death. This action keeps property records up-to-date, verifies interests and rights to the title, and ensures smoother transfers in the future.

Each circumstance is unique, so please contact an attorney with questions or for complex situations.

(Washington AODJT Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Thurston County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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