Mercer County Certification of Trust Form (West Virginia)

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

Certificate of Trust Form

Mercer County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Mercer County compliant document last validated/updated 11/13/2023

Certificate of Trust Guide

Mercer County Certificate of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Mercer County compliant document last validated/updated 4/8/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Mercer County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Mercer County compliant document last validated/updated 4/29/2024

When using these Certification of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Mercer County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Mercer County Clerk

Courthouse - 1501 W Main St, Suite 121, Princeton, West Virginia 24740

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Phone: (304) 487-8312

Local jurisdictions located in Mercer County include:

  • Athens
  • Beeson
  • Bluefield
  • Bramwell
  • Camp Creek
  • Flat Top
  • Freeman
  • Hiawatha
  • Kegley
  • Kellysville
  • Lashmeet
  • Lerona
  • Matoaka
  • Montcalm
  • Nemours
  • Oakvale
  • Princeton
  • Rock
  • Spanishburg
  • Wolfe

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

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

Can the Certification of Trust 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 Mercer County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Mercer County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by West Virginia or Mercer 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 Mercer County Certification of Trust 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.

The certification of trust is part of the Uniform Trust Code, codified in West Virginia at 44D-10-1013, and provides protection for parties doing business with trustees. The document "need not contain the dispositive terms of a trust" ( 44D-10-1013(d)) and, in West Virginia, is generally not recorded with land records. Rather, the certification is presented to third parties such as banks or other financial institutions doing business with a trustee.

Executed by any trustee, the certificate contains only the pertinent information required for the business at hand and is a basic summary of the trust instrument. It states that the trust exists and that it has not been revoked or modified in a way that would invalidate the information presented within. In addition, it requires the name of each settlor and acting trustee; the trustee's relevant powers; the name of anyone having a power to revoke the trust; the trust's taxpayer identification number; and the name by which the trust vests title to property. The form also details the signing authority of co-trustees, if applicable.

Each situation is unique, so contact an attorney with questions about the certification of trust or any other issue relating to trusts in West Virginia.

(West Virginia COT Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Mercer 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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