Real Property Transfer on Death Act


The Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA) provides a simple process for the non-probate transfer of real estate. The act allows an owner of real property to designate a beneficiary to automatically receive the property upon the owner’s death without probate. The property passes by means of a recorded transfer on death (TOD) deed. During the owner’s lifetime, the beneficiary of a TOD deed has no interest in the property and the owner retains full power to transfer or encumber the property or to revoke the deed.

Staff Contact

Benjamin Orzeske borzeske@uniformlaws.org


Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2018 Introductions & Enactments
Iowa SF 226 TaylorIntroduced
Kentucky HB 94 KeeneIntroduced
Maine LD 123 MoonenEnacted
New York SB 7267 AvellaIntroduced
Tennessee HB1596/SB2581 Butt/HensleyIntroduced
Utah HB 94 SnowEnacted


Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2009.
Committee/Resources: Real Property Transfer on Death Act