Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property of the Decedent

Overview

The Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property of the Decedent allows the person entitled to receive the property of the deceased individual to present the Affidavit to whoever holds personal property for transfer.  The Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property of the Decedent does not require you to file anything with a North Dakota state court. 

The Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property of the Decedent may be used if the estate meets the following requirements:

  • The total value of the probated property (minus any debts or other encumbrances on the property) is less than $50,000.00; and
  • No real property (real estate) is part of the probated estate.

If you determine the estate meets the requirements, you may wish to contact the holder of the personal property to find out if they will accept the Affidavit as a way to transfer the property.


Forms

The North Dakota Supreme Court has assembled a guidebook, Informal Administration of an Estate, and a series of forms that may be used with it.  The Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property of the Decedent is Form 1 in the guidebook.

(Please note that the top right of Form 1 has a space for a probate case number.  If you decide you meet the requirements for the Affidavit, you can ignore the top right of Form 1.  You do not file the affidavit with a North Dakota state court.)


Selected Statutes (Laws) & Rules


Other Resources


If you do not understand any of this information, or if you have trouble filling out any of the forms located here, please see an attorney for help.

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