California Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant
If you own property in joint tenancy with someone who has died, you can transfer title solely into your name with this California Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant.
- This Affidavit is NOT for real estate that is community property. To transfer community property, you need the Affidavit of Death form.
- You will need to attach a copy of the Certificate of Death to this Affidavit.
- Once the Affidavit has been signed and attested to, you can register it in the Recorder's Office where the title deed is filed.
There is no need to probate real estate owned by joint tenants. Just download and file the California Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant, and title will be reissued in your name.
Last Updated: 14-April-2016