Georgia General Warranty Deed Form

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Updated May 24, 2022

A Georgia general warranty deed is used by a seller (grantor) of property to transfer and guarantee title to a buyer (grantee). This type of deed includes a guarantee from the seller that he or she owns the property free and clear and has the legal authority to sell the property. That means that the seller agrees to defend the buyer against any claims of interest in the property by others. Before signing, the buyer should ascertain, through a thorough land search, that the seller has clear title.

Laws Title 44, Chapter 2 (Recordation and Registration of Deeds and Other Instruments) – §§ 44-2-1 — 44-2-253

Signing (Ga. Code Ann., § 44-5-30) – A notary public must attest to the execution of the deed, and so must one other witness.

Notices and Disclosures

All deeds have Form PT-61 attached to the deed and must pay their respective property excise tax before being processed (Rule 560-11-2-.16).

Recording the Deed

The deed must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court along with the required filing fee.