Oklahoma Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit of Heirship
Oklahoma allows loved ones or other successors to file affidavits to claim personal property like bank accounts, real estate, or vehicles of decedents who owned property in the state and died without leaving a last will and testament. In Oklahoma, the affidavit of heirship covers bank accounts and other finances specifically, while the small estate affidavit covers real estate and mineral rights, and a separate small estate affidavit covers vehicles like boats, cars, and trucks. The state requires successors to turn over affidavits to the “custodian,” who will most likely be a representative from the Oklahoma Tax Commission Offices.
Affidavit of Heirship: in Oklahoma, successors may file an affidavit of heirship to collect bank accounts and other finances, but not other tangible property.
Small Estate Affidavits – Vehicles and Other Real Estate: Oklahoma has two small estate affidavits, one for vehicles only, and another for other real estate property like homes or land.