Florida General Warranty Deed Form

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A Florida general warranty deed is a deed that transfers property from one person to another. The person selling or transferring the property is called the “grantor” and the person buying the property is called the “grantee”. A warranty deed conveys a sort of “guarantee” from the grantor that he is transferring “clean” title to the property. This means that he or she owns the property and he or she has the legal authority to transfer the property. It is still recommended that a title search is completed.

LawsChapter 689 – Conveyances of Land and Declarations of Trust (§§ 689.01 — 689.301)

Property Appraiser’s Parcel Identification Number – Must be included in the Legal Description of the general warranty deed (Find your local property appraiser).

Recording – Must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. You can find out the document recording fee prior to submission (See Documentary Stamp Tax).

Sample General Warranty Deed – For use as a reference when filling and completing the deed.

Signing (F.S.A. § 695.26)  – Must be signed with a notary public and two (2) witnesses. The notary public may be able to be one (1) of the witnesses; in such instance, the notary public is required to sign twice.

How To Write

Step 1 – On the first line, write in who is preparing the deed.

Step 2 – Fill in who should receive the recorded deed after it is recorded.

Step 3 – Enter the property appraiser’s parcel ID number – this can be found at the county recorder’s office.

Step 4 – Enter the date of the transfer.

Step 5 – Specify who is transferring the property (the Grantor) and who is buying the property (the Grantee).

Step 6 – Insert the grantee’s address.

Step 7 – Fill in the amount of consideration paid for the property.

Step 8 – Enter the county name in the next blank.

Step 9 – Fill in the year of transfer.

Step 10 – Sign in front of two witnesses and a notary public.

Step 11 – The buyer will take the original to be recorded in the county recorder’s office.