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West Virginia - Jefferson County Memorandum of Trust Form

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


Jefferson County Memorandum of Trust Form Page 1

Memorandum of Trust Form - Jefferson County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 1/8/2021


Jefferson County Memorandum of Trust Guide Page 1

Memorandum of Trust Guide - Jefferson County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 12/17/2020


Jefferson County Completed Example of the Memorandum of Trust Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Memorandum of Trust Document - Jefferson County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 1/12/2021


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


Declaration of Consideration

Declaration of Consideration

This document contains information about the exemptions as well as general information. The form that must be submitted is on page 3 and needs to be acknowledged by a notary.


Sales Listing

Sales Listing

This form is required in West Virginia and is due at the time of recordation.


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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  • 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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  • 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 Jefferson County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Jefferson County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
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    • 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?
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
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Areas covered by these Memorandum of Trust Forms:

  • Jefferson County

Including:

  • Bakerton
  • Charles Town
  • Halltown
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Kearneysville
  • Millville
  • Ranson
  • Rippon
  • Shenandoah Junction
  • Shepherdstown
  • Summit Point

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What is the West Virginia Memorandum of Trust?

The memorandum of trust, codified under the Estates and Trusts chapter of the West Virginia Code at 36-1-4a is executed jointly by all acting trustees and living settlors of a trust. It is recorded in the land records with an acquisition and/or conveyance of real property by a trust in order to maintain a clear account for potential title examinations.

A memorandum contains a statement that the trust exists and the date of the trust; the names of each settlor, current trustee, and successor trustee; the conditions under which the successor assumes trustee powers; and whether or not the trust is revocable. The form also requires a verbatim accounting of the trustee's powers "relative to the acquisition, sale, disposition, or encumbering of real property ... or the conveyance or disposition of real property," depending on the situation, and any restrictions on those powers (W. Va. Code 36-1-4a(a)(2)(iv)). Due to the nature of the transaction for which the memorandum is recorded, a legal description of the subject property is also required. The memorandum may also include the entire text "of any or all of the provisions of the trust" ( 36-1-4a(b)).

Each case is unique, so contact an attorney with questions about this form or anything else relating to trusts in West Virginia.

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