The State of Alaska, DMV (Division of Motor vehicles) provides the Alaska Small Estate Affidavit Form, which is an affidavit for an estate of assets of $150,000 or less. The form is used when the decedent has left an estate of $150,000 or less (this form cannot be used if more); the value of the vehicle being inherited mustn’t exceed $100,000 and the value of the other asset excluding the vehicle mustn’t exceed $50,000. Letters Testamentary are required is these amounts are exceeded.
The form must be completed in full and submitted to the nearest DMV offfice.
Steps to Fill the Alaska Small Estate Affidavit Form
Begin with entering details of the decedent’s vehicle:
- Alaska License Plate Number
- Serial Number/Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Year of manufacture, make/manufacturer and model of vehicle
- Name of registered owner on DMV records
- Successor of the estate (affiant/rightful heir)
The affiant acknowledges that it has been over 30 days since the death of the decedent, and that he/she is rightfully entitled to the vehicle. He/she should also ensure that no application/petition for the application of a personal representative is pending or has been granted in court.
Further, the document must be notarized by an Alaska State Notary Public. The affiant must sign in front of the notary, enter the date and his/her full legal name.
After this, the notary may record the date of notarization and also provide his/her seal at the bottom of Form 827, date of commission expiry as well as ADL number or other identification number. With this, the form is complete. Further, Form 812 is required if the affiant is planning on selling the vehicle being inherited.