Deceased Title Lien or Security Interest

If the deceased’s Will has been probated and Letters of Testamentary issued appointing an Executor:

The Executor can release a lien or security interest by submitting the following to their County Tag Office:

  1. Complete the lien release section on the title, or complete and sign a Form T-4 Lien or Security Interest Release on behalf of the deceased.
  2. Attach a certified copy of the Letters of Testamentary appointing them as Executor.

If the deceased lienholder or security interest holder left a Will but it contains limited assets and the Will is not to be probated:

The Heir can release a lien or security interest by submitting the following to their County Tag Office:

  1. Complete the lien release section on the title, or complete and sign a Form T-4 Lien or Security Interest Release on behalf of the deceased.
  2. Attach a certified copy of the deceased death certificate.
  3. Attach a copy of the non-probated Will with limited assets.
  4. Complete Form T-20 Affidavit of Inheritance.

If the deceased lienholder or security interest holder left no Will:

The Heir can release a lien or security interest by submitting the following to their County Tag Office:

  1. Complete the lien release section on the title, or complete and sign a Form T-4 Lien or Security Interest Release on behalf of the deceased.
  2. Attach a certified copy of the deceased death certificate.
  3. Complete Form T-20 Affidavit of Inheritance.