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

2017 Introductions & Enactments
Connecticut HB 6448 BolinskyIntroduced
Iowa SF 226 TaylorIntroduced
Kentucky HB 357 KeeneIntroduced
Maine LD 969 FoleyIntroduced
Utah HB 14 SnowIntroduced


Drafting History

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