NOTE: The Recorder of Deeds office does not provide blank forms of any kind.
To change, add or remove a name on your deed a new deed needs to be recorded reflecting the change. Many people think they can come into the office and change the present recorded deed with a form, but that is not the case. Once a deed is recorded it cannot be changed. We recommend you consult a real estate attorney or title company to prepare a new deed.
If a married couple held the property jointly as tenants by entireties and one spouse dies, it is not necessary to remove that spouse’s name from the deed. If/when the survivor sells or mortgages the property, he/she simply explains in the new deed or mortgage that the other spouse is deceased. A special instance due to a particular legal situation could occur where the name should be deleted, therefore, we recommend consulting an attorney or title company for specific advice.
If someone marries, it is not required to change the name on the deed to the married name, but because of a particular legal situation it may be desirable, therefore we again recommend consulting an attorney or title company for specific advice.
Our office cannot recommend a real estate attorney or title company. The following organizations may be able to provide recommendations: