Affidavit to Correct Deed
Any party to a deed or the attorney who prepared the deed or other persons with personal knowledge may execute and file with the county clerk his or her affidavit to correct or supplement information regarding the marital status of any party to a deed, or to supplement or correct information contained in or absent from the acknowledgment or notary portion of a deed, and for no other purpose. Nothing in this section is intended to replace any existing statutory requirement regarding the execution and filing of deeds. The affidavit shall contain the name, address, and signature of the person who prepared the instrument as required by KRS 382.335.
The document must have:
- First party (seller, grantor) (KRS 382.135, KRS 382.200)
- Second party (buyer, grantee) (KRS 382.135, KRS 382.200)
- Book and Page of the recorded deed
- Preparation Statement (KRS 382.335)
- Return mail address (KRS 382.335 & KRS 382.240)
The document may be signed by any party to the deed or the attorney who prepared the deed or other persons with personal knowledge. The signature must be notarized.
The document must only include information concerning the martial status or information concerning the acknowledgement or notary - nothing else.
Documents that include information on martial status or acknowledgements, but have additional information concerning the deed should not be recorded. The statute is VERY specific. Any and all other corrections or changes to a deed must be corrected or changed by a deed of correction or quit-claim deed.