LPO Forms History

Changes to Limited Practice Board-Approved Forms

Please note that the Limited Practice Board has made the following revisions to the forms that are approved for use by limited practice officers:

Oct. 18, 2016: The Limited Practice Board, at its Oct. 18, 2016 meeting, adopted and approved for LPO use a new form LPB 74-16 (i) Personal Representative Deed to respond to those who requested a Personal Representative Deed. The form is effective as of posting Oct. 24, 2016.

April 25, 2014: The Limited Practice Board, at its April 22, 2014 meeting, revised forms LPB 22-05 (i) & (r) Deed of Trust and LPB 22A-05 (i) & (r) Deed of Trust with Due on Sale and Due Date. The revised forms include an optional paragraph titled “No Further Encumbrances” which must be initialed by the grantor and beneficiary to be applicable. The revisions are to respond to recently changed NWMLS Form 22C, Section 1.E. The current forms may be used until Oct. 25, 2014.

April 19, 2011: The Limited Practice Board, at its April 19, 2011 meeting, removed the Use Tax Return, LPB form 72-05 from the list of approved forms maintained by the Board. Instead, the Board approved the use of the Consumer Use Tax Return as maintained by the Department of Revenue (www.dor.wa.gov). The Board entered the Consumer Use Tax Return into Section 4 of the Table of Contents for forms approved for use by LPOs. The current form LPB 72-05 may be used until Oct. 18, 2011.

Jan. 4, 2010: The Limited Practice Board, at its Dec. 15, 2009 meeting, adopted and approved for LPO use a new form Special Warranty Deed effective Jan. 4, 2010. It is numbered 16-09(i) and 16-09(r); indicating individual or representative acknowledgement. The Board will no longer adopt forms in legal size but LPOs are free to format the forms to legal size paper.

April 21, 2009: The Limited Practice Board amended LPB 15-05, Bargain & Sale Deed, by deleting the last paragraph so that it conformed to the statutory language in RCW 64.04.040. The non-revised version of the form may not be used after Oct. 21, 2009.

March 2, 2009: The Limited Practice Board amended LPB 44-05, Real Estate Contract-Short Form, by replacing the word "Buyer" with the word "Purchaser" throughout the document. Prior to the amendment, it was the only form with "Buyer" as opposed to "Purchaser." In addition, the Board amended LPB 45-05, Real Estate Contract-Long Form, by moving the signature and notary sections to the end of the document, thereby causing the terms to be a part of the document rather than an attachment and it is a more logical position for the signature and notary sections. The revised forms are identified as LPB 44-05 (ir) rev. 3/2009, LPB 44-05 (ir-l) rev. 3/2009, LPB 45-05 (ir) rev. 3/2009 and LPB 45-05 (ir-l) rev. 3/2009.

Jan. 1, 2009: The Limited Practice Board amended LPB 24-05, Request for Partial Reconveyance, by deleting unnecessary language following the Tax Parcel Number because that practice is no longer followed. The amended Request for Partial Reconveyance is identified as LPB 24-05 rev 1/2009.

Aug. 19, 2008: The Limited Practice Board amended the forms Table of Contents to update Sections 3 and 4 regarding UCC forms and security agreement forms. The amendment to Section 3 approves LPO completion of all UCC forms accepted by the Washington Department of Licensing. The amendment to Section 4 approves completion of security agreement forms that have been prepared in-house by the closing firm and have been approved by the closing firm for use in the type of transaction being handled by the LPO.

April 22, 2008: The Limited Practice Board approved a new form for use by Limited Practice Officers.  The form is the Personal Property Security Agreement form and is numbered LPB 73-08. It is effective April 22, 2008. It became available on the website in Word format April 23, 2008.

This form is intended for use in Washington State consumer transactions and for related personal property specified in Exhibit A; it is not intended for general use in commercial or business transactions. Typically, the Washington State Limited Practice Officer will find this agreement useful in residential appliance, vehicle and mobile home secured transactions.

Feb. 28, 2008: The Short Form Deed of Trust, LPB 20-05, was amended to increase the font size of the county table to 8 point font to comply with recording statutes. The new version is identified with a revision date of 2/2008. All other parts of the form remain the same.

Dec. 2006: The Quit Claim, LPB 12-05, was amended to add "together with all after acquired title of the grantor(s) herein," which was on the original Quit Claim Deed forms and omitted in error when the revised forms were published earlier in the year.

The consideration wording in the Bill of Sale, LPB 30-05 was amended to read "For and in consideration of (blank space) the receipt of which is acknowledged…" which now enables the user to fill in a defined amount of consideration.

The Promissory Notes numbered LPB 25-05, 26-05, 27-05 and 28-05 have all been eliminated in favor of the Promissory Note LPB 28A-05 and 28A-05(l), which are the only approved note forms.