Fremont County Personal Representative Deed Form (Wyoming)

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

Personal Representative Deed Form

Fremont County Personal Representative Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Fremont County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

Personal Representative Deed Guide

Fremont County Personal Representative Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Fremont County compliant document last validated/updated 5/24/2024

Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed Document

Fremont County Completed Example of the Personal Representative Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Fremont County compliant document last validated/updated 7/11/2024

When using these Personal Representative Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Fremont County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Lander Office

Freemont County Courthouse - 450 North 2nd St, Room 220, Lander, Wyoming 82520

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: (307) 332-2405, (307) 857-3682, 1 (800) 967-2297

Riverton Clerk's Annex

814 S Federal Blvd (use Lander address for mail), Riverton, Wyoming 82501

Hours: Call (307) 332-2405 for availability

Phone: (307) 857-3676

Local jurisdictions located in Fremont County include:

  • Arapahoe
  • Crowheart
  • Dubois
  • Fort Washakie
  • Hudson
  • Jeffrey City
  • Kinnear
  • Lander
  • Lysite
  • Pavillion
  • Riverton
  • Saint Stephens
  • Shoshoni

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

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

Can the Personal Representative Deed 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 Fremont County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Fremont County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Wyoming or Fremont 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 Fremont County Personal Representative Deed 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?

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Devising and Distributing Real Estate in Wyoming

Probate is the court-supervised process of transferring a decedent's property to those entitled to receive it. In Wyoming, probate procedures are governed by Title 2 of the Wyoming Statutes (Chs. 1-18).

Generally, property held by the decedent in his or her name alone is subject to probate. Property held with a survivorship designation (real estate held in joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety), a beneficiary designation (payable on death accounts and transfer on death accounts, for example), and property held in a trust generally transfer outside of probate. Wyoming also recognizes probate alternatives, such as "summary procedure" for qualifying small estates -- a less extensive informal probate. Consult a lawyer for guidance in determining the best course of estate administration, as each estate is unique, and many factors contribute to lawfully handling an administration.

In most cases requiring probate, the custodian of the decedent's will delivers it to the clerk of the district court in the county where the decedent resided at the time of death, along with a petition for probate and a certified copy of the death certificate (Wyo. Stat. Sec. 2-6-119). Upon receipt, the clerk notifies the executor and the distributees (2-6-120). Once the court proves the will is valid, the court appoints the executor by issuance of letters testamentary, if willing and able to serve.

If the decedent dies without a will (intestate), probate involves petitioning the court for the appointment of a personal representative (PR), who is issued letters of administration. A personal representative is a fiduciary entrusted to administer the estate. Wyo. Stat. Sec 2-4-201 establishes the order of priority of persons entitled to administer the estate. A person selected by the court to administer an intestate estate may be referred to as an administrator.

Letters testamentary or letters of administration are evidence of the personal representative's authority to act on behalf of the estate. He or she provides notice by publication in the county where probate is pending of admission of the estate to probate and of his or her appointment (2-7-201). Creditors have within three months of publication to bring their claims against the estate by filing them in the office of the clerk of court in compliance with the procedures at Wyo. Stat. 2-7-701--2-7-729.

In Wyoming, title to a decedent's property passes to his testamentary devisees (those named in the will to receive it) or to his heirs-at-law according to the laws of descent in Wyoming. Property not disposed of by will transfers according to Wyo. Stat. Sec. 2-4-101 (with half to the surviving spouse and half to children, or all to the surviving spouse if no children). All property, however, "is subject to possession by the personal representative and to the control of the court for the purposes of administration, sale or other provisions of the law and...is chargeable with the payment of debts and charges against" the estate (2-7-402).

The statutes establish the purposes for which property -- real and personal -- may be sold, including for the payment of debts and charges against the estate; the distribution of the estate; or any other purpose deemed "in the best interests of the estate" (2-7-612). Generally, the PR must petition the court for a sale, unless the decedent gives a testamentary power of sale (2-7-614, 2-7-609).

The court schedules a hearing on the petition, and the PR must give notice of the hearing to the surviving spouse, beneficiaries under the will, creditors discernable by the PR, and other noted parties where circumstances require (2-7-205). Upon satisfactory evidence, the court may enter an order for sale under 2-7-621 (2-7-615). The PR is required to provide the court with a report after the sale and the court will examine the report. If satisfied, it shall enter a confirmation of sale (2-7-624). Decrees confirming a sale are recorded in the office of the county clerk in the county where the property is located (2-2-301).

To transfer real estate to a purchaser (grantee) following a sale, the personal representative executes a deed. A personal representative's deed is a fiduciary instrument that typically follows the form of a special warranty deed. This level of warranty is appropriate for a grantor acting in a representative capacity because its warranty only covers the claims against the property arising from the time the grantor held the title. The special warranty is statutory in Wyoming under 34-2-136.

A lawful personal representative's deed is executed by the duly appointed and acting PR and provides details of the estate including the decedent's name, the court in which probate is open, and the probate number assigned to the estate. The deed describes the property sold with a legal description and typically provides evidence of the personal representative's authority to make the sale and may include supplemental documentation such as the PR's letters and any relevant decrees from the court.

Conveyances in Wyoming should also be accompanied by a statement of consideration; a statement in the form of the deed waiving rights under the homestead exemption laws of the state; and must be in recordable form, complying with state and local standards. Deeds executed by a personal representative are evidence of the grantee's right, title and interest in the property conveyed, and prevent them from claiming any further right, title or interest in and to such real estate (34-5-106).

When the estate is ready for final settlement (no sooner than three months after publication of notice of opening probate), the personal representative may petition the court for distribution, with notice of the petition mailed the appropriate parties under 2-7-205 (2-7-204). Marketable title to real estate in devisees and heirs-at-law is established by a final decree of distribution. Decrees making distributions of real property are recorded in the county clerk's office in the county where the subject property is situated.

This article is not an exhaustive view of the probate process in Wyoming and is not a substitute for legal advice. For questions regarding probate or the sale of real property, contact a qualified attorney in Wyoming.


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