Wisconsin Transfer-on-Death (Beneficiary) Deed

Wisconsin Transfer-on-Death (Beneficiary) Deed

Use this form to leave your Wisconsin real estate without probate. You retain ownership, responsibility, and control over the property during your life. After your death, ownership transfers to the beneficiary you name. We take you through all the steps, including:

  • naming your beneficiaries
  • writing a description of the property
  • reviewing your completed deed, and
  • signing the deed and having it notarized.

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Transfer-on-Death Deed

Recording Requested by:

and when recorded mail
this deed and tax statements to:



Alternate Selection: [number of owners]
Label Contract Text
one owner , (Grantor), transfers on death to , as beneficiary(ies) (Grantee(s)) the following property in the County of , state of Wisconsin:
two owners

 and , (Grantors), transfer at death to , as beneficiary(ies) (Grantee(s))  the following property in the County of , state of Wisconsin:

This transaction is Fee Exempt under Wis. Stat. section 77.25(10m), and exempt from the filing of a transfer return under Wis. Stat. section 77.21(1).

Unchangeable Alternate Selection: [signatures unchangeable]
Label Contract Text
one owner

Signature: ________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________

two owners

Signature: ________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________

Signature: ________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________       


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State of ____________________________             )
                                                                                  ) ss.
County of ________________________________ )

This signature was acknowledged before me on __________________________, 20______ by



Signature of Notary Public

Print Name

My commission expires: _______________________




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Avoid probate and pass on your Wisconsin real estate with a simple transfer-on-death deed

If you own real estate in Wisconsin and want to make sure it passes to your heirs without the hassle of probate court, you can use a transfer-on-death (TOD) deed. This document transfers ownership of your property just like a regular deed you might use to transfer real estate, but with a crucial difference: It doesn't take effect until after your death.

It's easy to make a TOD deed.  You'll simply complete the following steps:

  • fill in information about you and the TOD beneficiary
  • provide a description of the property
  • check over the completed deed
  • sign the deed in front of a notary public, and
  • record the deed at the recorder's office in the county where the property is located.

Take care of your beneficiaries and help them to avoid probate with this plain-English eForm from Nolo.

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