Oregon Small Estate Affidavit

Oregon small estate affidavits may be filed by successors to claim real estate or other tangible property left by a decedent, as long as it values less than $90,000. The state requires specific successors to file – surviving spouses, blood relatives, or successors listed in the decedent’s will, if there is one. Business property under a sole proprietorship or small business may also be passed down to heirs. The small estate affidavit laws are governed by ORS 114.505 to 114.560.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – Enter the following into the form:

  • Header – Enter Superior Court (See List)
  • Name of Decedent
  • Date of Birth
  • Case Number
  • Check the three (3) boxes depending on your situation
  • Date and Sign
  • Verification – On the last page you will be required to verify that everything you have stated is true and accurate

Step 3 – Bring a certified copy of the death certificate and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.