Affidavit—Death of Joint Tenant (California)

Affidavit—Death of Joint Tenant (California)

Use this form to remove the name of a deceased joint tenant from a property title.

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Assessor's Parcel No. 


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State of California                                                                                  )

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County of _____________________________________________     )


, of legal age, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:

That , the decedent mentioned in the attached certified copy of  Certificate of Death, is the same person as named as one of the parties in the deed dated , executed by  to

, as joint tenants, recorded as instrument No. , on , in Book/Reel , Page/Image , of Official Records of  County, California, covering the following described property situated in the County of , State of California:




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A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.


Signature: _____________________________________
Date: _________________________________________


Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this _____________day of __________________, 20____, by _____________________________________, proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) who appeared before me.




Signature: ______________________________________
Name: _________________________________________                      


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If you hold real estate as joint tenants with someone who recently died, you now own the property outright, without the need for probate proceedings. To remove the deceased person’s name from the title, use this affidavit. Instructions explain how to:

  • know if your property was held in joint tenancy
  • fill out the affidavit
  • notarize and record the affidavit


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