Change of Ownership

Listed below are common situations resulting in either a change of ownership or owner status and the documentation required to effect the change. Changes may not be made by phone. All changes must be submitted in writing and mailed to the address below. They can also be e-mailed or faxed. All changes of ownership must also be filed and recorded by the County or Parish where the property is located.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Owner Relations Department at ownerrelations@cpenergy.com or call (405) 513-6006.

SITUATIONREQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Name or Address Change
Address changeSubmit change request in writing with your signature
Individual name change due to marriage, divorce, etc.Marriage certificate, divorce decree reinstating name change or other documents affecting name change
Company or corporation name changeCertificate of name change including tax ID
Company or corporation name change due to a mergerCertificate of merger including tax ID
Appointment of attorney-in-factCopy of power of attorney
Sale of Ownership Interest
Sale of an interestConveyance filed of record in the county/parish in which the property is located
Ownership Change Due to Divorce
Ownership Change Due to DivorceComplete divorce decree including settlement agreement, recorded conveyances
Estate Proceedings
Owner died with a Will (testate) and probate proceedings are to be conducted in the state where the property is located
  • Death Certificate
  • Order Admitting Will to Probate
  • Letters Testamentary
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Evidence debts and taxes have been paid
  • Final Decree of Distribution or Judgment of Possession
Owner died with a Will (testate) and probate proceedings are to be conducted in a state other than the state where the property is locatedAll the documents listed directly above, plus documentation of ancillary probate proceedings opened in all affected states
Owner died without a Will (intestate) (Laws of Descent and Distribution will apply as relevant)
  • Death Certificate
  • Letters of Administration
Trust or Partnership Changes
Trust or partnership is createdTrust or partnership agreement and recorded document conveying the interest in a property to a trust partnership
Trust or partnership is terminatedDissolution of trust or partnership and, if appropriate, recorded conveyances to beneficiary
Changes in trusteeInstrument whereby the successor was appointed
Joint Tenancy and One Tenant DiesDeath certificate of joint tenant
Life Estate and Life Tenant Dies
  • Death certificate of life tenant
  • Names and addresses of remaindermen
Owner died with a Will (testate) and probate proceedings are to be conducted in the state where the property is located
  • Death certificate
  • Order admitting will to Probate
  • Letters will and testament
  • Final decree of distribution or judgment of possession
  • Order admitting will to probate
  • Final decree of distribution
Estate Proceedings
Owner died with a Will (testate) and probate proceedings are to be conducted in the state where the property is located Death certificate
  • Order admitting will to Probate
  • Letters will and testament
  • Final decree of distribution or judgment of possession
  • Order admitting will to probate
  • Final decree of distribution
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 or Chapter 13
    • Plan of reorganization
    • Order confirming the plan of reorganization
    • Order naming trustee of bankruptcy estate
    Chapter 7Contact (405) 513-6006 to discuss required documentation