Transfer on Death Recordings

Transfer on Death Beneficiary Designation Affidavit


To establish transfer on death interests, a designation affidavit must be recorded prior to the death of the property owner.

TOD Beneficiary Designation Affidavits must include:
  • A current, complete, and correct property description with plat cabinet and page and parcel number(s) checked and approved by the Engineer’s Tax Map Department
  • Prior deed reference
  • Notarized signature(s)
  • TOD beneficiary affidavits are not transferred in the auditor’s office prior to recording
  • Correct recording fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Modifications, revocations, amendments, releases, and recordings of the affidavit will be charged a notation fee

Transfer on Death Affidavit of Confirmation


A TOD Affidavit of Confirmation transfers the interest in the property to the designated beneficiaries after the death of the owner.

TOD Affidavits of Confirmation must include:
  • A certified copy of the property owner’s Death Certificate
  • Prior deed reference
  • Volume & page of recorded Transfer on Death Beneficiary Affidavit
  • Notarized signature(s)
  • A current, complete, and correct property description with plat cabinet & page and parcel number(s) checked and approved by the Engineers Tax Map Department
  • Must be transferred in the Auditor’s Office before recording
    Please contact the Greene County Auditor’s Office for information regarding transfer requirements
  • Correct recording fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • A Notice to Medicaid Estate Recovery of Pending Transfer of Property by Transfer on Death Deed , aka Medicaid Estate Recovery form, may need to be submitted to the State, please see instructions under the Medicaid Estate Recovery link (Link here).

Ohio Revised Code Transfer on Death Recordings Links


5302.22                                       5302.24
5302.23                                       5302.222

Transfer on Death Sample forms


Sample Form 1

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Sample Form 2