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Florida Deed Forms – Quit Claim, Warranty, and Special Warranty

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The Florida deeds are what you need if you plan on selling or buying real estate in Florida. A deed is a document that allows a seller to transfer property to another at an agreed upon price. When you are purchasing a property, it is always important to know what the seller actually owns before you buy the property. Does he or she actually own the whole property? Does someone else have an interest in the property? Are there parts of the property that have been granted to others for their use, such as a shared driveway, or utility lines? These questions can be answered by completing a title or property search of the property or a land records search. Often a title company will do this and if you are borrowing money to buy the property, your bank most likely will do a title search.

Appraiser’s Parcel ID (§ 689.02) – This must be included in the Legal Description.

Recording – Must be filed, after being signed, witnessed, and notarized, with the Clerk of the Circuit Court along with the required filing fee.

Signing – § 695.26 – All signatures must be acknowledged meaning that all parties must sign in front of a notary public along with two (2) witnesses (Lookup Notaries in Florida).

Deeds by Type

General Warranty – This type of deed includes a guarantee from the person selling the property to the person buying the property that he or she owns the property and that there is no one else who can claim an interest in the property. It is also a guarantee that the seller has the legal authority to sell the property to the buyer.

Quit Claim – This type of deed is the opposite of a warranty deed. There is no guarantee from the seller that he or she owns the property and that he or she can legally sell the property. The seller is merely selling to the buyer whatever interest he may or may not have in the property.

Special Warranty – This type of deed provides a limited warranty. The seller is assuring the buyer that he or she has not conveyed his or her interest to anyone else other than the buyer. However, there is no guarantee as to transfers and conveyances that occurred prior to the buyer obtaining the property.

Florida Property Search

In Florida, each county has a county recorder who is in charge of land records. Most counties have the records online, at least going back several years. If you need to go back further, you can go to the recorder office and complete a manual title search. Florida has a site where you can do a search of all the counties:

Step 1 – First go to This Webpage and click “Search now”:

FL title search

Step 2 – You will be brought to this page:

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Step 3 – The more information you have, the better. At a minimum, you should have the county in which the property is located and the name of the person selling the property. Enter the name of the grantor under “party name” and click the county in which you are searching. You will be brought to a page like this:

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Step 4 – When you find everything that you need, click the boxes of the documents you want and click “continue”. You will be brought to this payment page where you click “continue”:

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Step 5 – The next page asks for your payment information:

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Step 6 – Once you have found that deed that grantor received when he or she bought the property, you will then have the name of the previous grantor. You will then want to repeat the process with that grantor and keep repeating the process until you have found all of the transfers for the last 50 years. You want to consider that you are not just looking for deeds, but other documents such as liens and assignments and easements. These are interests that can “encumber” the property.


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