Utah Affidavit of Heirship

Successors may file the affidavit of heirship in Utah to claim personal, financial, and tangible property belonging to a deceased individual that is not real estate. This property includes bank accounts, final paychecks, trusts, motor vehicles, heirlooms, and other tangible or personal property that values $25,000 or less. Successors must wait at least 30 days after the decedent’s passing before filing the affidavit of heirship, per Utah Code Ann. § 75-3-1201.

How to Write

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

Step 2 – Fill-in the following blanks respectively:

  • Identify all heirs of the estate
  • Your legal name and address
  • List your relationship with the decedent
  • Timeline of relationship
  • Name of any/all spouses including date(s) or marriage, divorce, and death (if any)
  • Name of any/all children including date(s) or marriage, divorce, and death (if any)
  • Name of any/all grandchildren including date(s) or marriage, divorce, and death (if any)
  • Name of any/all parents including date(s) or marriage, divorce, and death (if any)
  • Name of any/all brothers & sisters including date(s) or marriage, divorce, and death (if any)
  • Name of any/all nieces & nephews including date(s) or marriage, divorce, and death (if any)

Step 3 – Sign the document before a notary public, and file with a copy of the death certificate.