A Kansas transfer on death (TOD) deed is used to assign a real estate beneficiary who will receive the property when the owner becomes deceased. During the owner’s lifetime, they will remain the legal title holder with full property rights and the ability to revoke the TOD at any time. Like with a living trust, this document allows the owner’s property to bypass the probate process when their estate is divided. By executing a TOD the owner ensures that, after they die, their owned real estate will be directly transferred to the beneficiary.
- Statute: §§ 58-2501 and 59-3502
- Formatting (§ 28-115(e), (i)(1)): Exact requirements may differ depending on the county register (see Dickenson County for reference).
- Signing Requirements (§§ 58-2205, 58-2211): Notary Public, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Mayor, or City Clerk
- Where to Record (§ 58-2221): Register of Deeds
- Recording Fees (Register of Deeds Fee Schedule): $21 for the first page, $17 for each additional page.