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Iowa Special Warranty Deed Form

Iowa Special Warranty Deed Form

Updated April 10, 2024

An Iowa special warranty deed is a legally binding document that transfers real estate from one person to another. Unlike a warranty deed, it does not provide a full guarantee of clear title to the property, however, it does provide a limited guarantee that the seller has not transferred an interest in the property to another while he or she owned the property. The grantor does not provide any guarantee as to what may have transpired with ownership prior to grantor taking possession. In order to provide peace of mind to the buyer, the buyer should make sure that a thorough title search s completed before purchasing the property.

Laws – Title XIV (Property), Chapter 558. Conveyances

Recording – All filings must be done at the County Recorder’s Office (See County List).[1]

Signing – Must be authorized in the presence of a Notary Public.[2]

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I. Iowa Document Preparer

(1) Iowa Preparer Legal Name. It will be important that the Information Provider of this document is clearly identified. His or her name must be dispensed as the Preparer of the Iowa Special Warranty Deed.

(2) Mailing Address Of Iowa Preparer. Furnish the Iowa Preparer’s complete mailing address so that he or she can be contacted for additional information regarding the development of this paperwork if necessary.

II. Instructions For Iowa County Recorder

(3) Iowa Property Deed Recipient. The name of the Party this deed must be sent to from the Iowa County Recorder’s Office after the filing process must be displayed with his or her mailing address in the second section of this document.

III. Grantor Of Iowa Real Property

(4) Full Name Of Iowa Property Grantor. The current Owner of the Iowa real property whose intent is to release and transfer the Iowa real property must be named. In fact, every Iowa Property Grantor who has accepted payment in exchange for signing this transfer of ownership must be identified with his or her full legal name. If more than one Iowa Grantor is involved then it is recommended to insert the space necessary to report each one.

(5) Iowa Grantor Residential Street Address. Since the release of any real property can greatly impact one’s finances, the identity of the Iowa Grantor seeking to transfer ownership must be supported with his or her residential address starting with an entry of his or her building number, street name, and apartment number.

(6) County And State Of Iowa Grantor Home. Conclude the Iowa Property Grantor’s address with the name of the County and State where the Iowa Grantor lives.

IV. Received Payment For Iowa Property

(7) Payment To Iowa Property Grantor. Generally, the transfer of an Iowa real property’s ownership is the result of a payment requested and required by the Grantor. Since this document represents the relinquishment of the Iowa real property, it will be assumed that the selling price of the property has been met. Thus, supply the dollar amount the Iowa Grantor was paid in exchange for the Iowa real estate in writing as requested by the conveyance statement.

(8) Payment Confirmation. Confirm this received the dollar amount as payment for the Iowa real property numerically in the parentheses.

V. Grantee Receiving Iowa Property

(9) New Iowa Property Owner. After identifying the Iowa Grantor and the amount received in payment, a record of the new Iowa Property Owner must be produced. This Grantee of Iowa real property should have his or her legal name recorded in this document as the target of the Iowa Grantor’s current ownership over the Iowa real property. Every Party receiving Iowa real property through this document must be identified to assume ownership. This requirement must be met for each Grantor of Iowa property.

(10) Complete Address Of Iowa Property Grantee. Naturally, the identity of the new Owner (Grantee) of the Iowa real property should be left with no question. Therefore, submit the street address of each Iowa Property Grantee along with each one’s County and State of residence.

VI. Iowa Real Property

(11) County Of Real Property Location. Name the Iowa County where the real property the Grantor has sold to the Grantee is located.

(12) Iowa Property Definition. This discussion requires a presentation of the Iowa property location. Furnish the address where this property can be viewed and visited along with the legal description kept on the books with the Iowa County Recorder’s Office.

VII. Signature Effect Of Iowa Grantor

(13) Iowa Grantor Execution. This paperwork can only function through the demonstrated intent of the Iowa Grantor to release his or her property ownership. That is, he or she must sign this document. Furthermore, the act of signing the Iowa Grantor performs must be notarized.

(14) Iowa Grantor Name. Immediately after the completion of the signing, every Iowa Grantor will need to print his or her name.

(15) Address Of Signature Grantor. The Iowa Grantor will complete his or her signature process by recording his or her home address. Once done, the Notary will assume control of this paperwork to attend the next area.

VIII. Notary Action On Iowa Grantor Signing

(16) Notarization. The State of Iowa expects and requires an authentic signature provided to execute this transfer. To this end, the Notary Public watching the Indiana Grantor or Grantors execute this form will submit each witnessed signature to the notarization process and use the final area to display proof of this.


  1. I.C.A. § 558.13
  2. I.C.A § 558.20