Affidavit - Death Forms

Affidavit-death forms are used to change the title on rea​l property after the death of a joint tenant, trustee or trustor.  Information and forms are available from the Sacramento County Public Law Library. Blank forms may also be available at office supply stores.


Although we cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with the requirements to make your document acceptable for recording.

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
  • Verification

Record In-Person

To record in person, visit our main office​ at:

3636 American River Drive, Suite 110​
Sacramento, CA 95864

Documents presented by 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) are recorded the same-day.

Record By Mail

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

Sacramento County Recorder
3636 American River Drive, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95864 ​​


Recording fees are available from the online fee schedule.  Note: The death certificate is considered an additional page.​