Georgia General Warranty Deed Form

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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 also includes a guarantee from the seller that he owns the property free and clear and that he has the legal authority to sell the property. That means that the seller agrees to defend buyer against any claims of interest in the property from others. Before signing, the buyer should ascertain, through a thorough land search that he is satisfied that the seller has clear title. Once the deed is signed, the buyer, or grantor, takes the original deed to the county superior court clerk to have it recorded in the land records.

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

Real Estate Transfer Tax (Form PT-61) – 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 – Must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court along with the required filing fee.

Signing (Ga. Code Ann., § 44-2-14) – Must be signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses and a notary public. The notary public is allowed to act as one of the witnesses but will be required to sign twice.

How to Write

Step 1 – Type the name of the Georgia county in which the property is located.

Step 2 – Fill in the date of the deed which is the date of the transfer.

Step 3 – Add the name of the grantor (seller) and the county from which he or she is from.

Step 4 – Write in the name of the grantee (buyer) and the county from which he or she is from.

Step 5 – Include the amount paid for the property.

Step 6 – In the large blank, fill in the legal description of the property – this is not the address, but rather the original legal description. You can usually find this in the previous deed.

Step 7 – Sign and date in front of a witness and a notary.

Step 8 – The buyer will have the original recorded with the county superior court clerk.