Pennsylvania Small Estate Affidavit

In Pennsylvania, small estate affidavits are governed under Title 20, Chapter 31, § 3102. The state allows successors of a deceased loved one to file a small estate affidavit for any real estate property not divided among heirs in a last will and testament. The value of the property may not exceed $50,000 to children, spouses, or parents, and may not exceed $25,000 for other heirs.

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 – File the form with a copy of the death certificate to the proper clerk or courthouse.