Avoid probate and transfer your real property to a beneficiary with this Ohio Transfer on Death Designation Affidavit.
- The Transfer on Death Designation Affidavit (also called a TOD Designation Affidavit) is signed and filed with the Recorder's Office before the original owner passes away.
- When the owner dies, the transfer is completed by filing a death certificate and an affidavit signed by any person who knows all of the facts (this person can be the beneficiary).
- Even though title to the property will transfer to the beneficiary, the original owner still has full ownership rights to the property and can mortgage, rent, lease, or sell the property, without the beneficiary's consent.
- The TOD Designation Affidavit does not any eliminate any estate taxes that are payable.
The Ohio Transfer on Death Designation Affidavit
is a downloadable legal form which can be filled in, signed, notarized, and recorded with the County Recorder.
Last Updated: 14-April-2016