Affidavit - Death Forms​

Affidavit-death forms are used to change the title on real property after the death of a joint tenant, trustee or trustor.  Although we cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with the requirements to make an Affidavit - Death form acceptable for recording.  Blank forms may be available at stationery stores and office supply stores that stock legal forms. Information and forms are also available at the Sacramento County Public Law Library located at 609 - 9th Street, First Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 874-6012 or online.

When an affidavit-death form is presented for recording, we will look for the following information:

  • Name of affiant or declarant;
  • Name of decedent;
  • Certified copy of death certificate attached;
  • Description/identification of real property located in Sacramento County;
  • Signature of affiant or declarant; and
  • Verification.

Refer to the fee schedule for information on document recording fees.  Note: The certified copy of the death certificate is considered a page of the document.

Mail your completed document, along with a check or money order made payable to the "Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder," to:

Sacramento County Recorder
P.O. Box 839
Sacramento, CA 95812-0839

To record in person, visit our downtown office at:

600 8th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Same-day document recording hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.