Kanawha County Memorandum of Trust Form (West Virginia)

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

Memorandum of Trust Form

Kanawha County Memorandum of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Kanawha County compliant document last validated/updated 5/15/2024

Memorandum of Trust Guide

Kanawha County Memorandum of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Kanawha County compliant document last validated/updated 6/6/2024

Completed Example of the Memorandum of Trust Document

Kanawha County Completed Example of the Memorandum of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Kanawha County compliant document last validated/updated 2/15/2024

When using these Memorandum of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Kanawha County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Kanawha County Clerk

409 Virginia Street East, Charleston, West Virginia 25301

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Phone: (304) 357-0130

Local jurisdictions located in Kanawha County include:

  • Alum Creek
  • Belle
  • Blount
  • Blue Creek
  • Cabin Creek
  • Cedar Grove
  • Charleston
  • Clendenin
  • Dawes
  • Drybranch
  • Dunbar
  • East Bank
  • Elkview
  • Eskdale
  • Falling Rock
  • Gallagher
  • Glasgow
  • Handley
  • Hansford
  • Hernshaw
  • Hugheston
  • Institute
  • London
  • Mammoth
  • Miami
  • Nitro
  • Pinch
  • Pond Gap
  • Pratt
  • Saint Albans
  • Tad
  • Tornado
  • Winifrede

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by West Virginia or Kanawha 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 Kanawha County Memorandum 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 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.

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

Our Promise

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