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Idaho Deed Forms

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Updated April 09, 2024

The Idaho deeds are the legal method for transferring real property between buyers and sellers in Idaho. There are different forms depending on the type of transfer and depending upon the circumstances surrounding the transfer that is to take place. All deeds must be recorded with the county recorder located in the county in which the property is located. Recording of the deed provides notice to others as to who owns the property and when and whether any interest in the property has been transferred. Before recording, the signature of the parties must be acknowledged before a notary public in Idaho.

Laws – Title 55, Chapter 6 – Transfer of Real Property

Recording – Must be completed at the County Recorder’s Office where the property is located (See County List).[1]

Signing – All deeds must be authorized in front of a notary public for it to be recorded.[2]

Deed Types (4)

Deed of Trust – A deed of trust is used to record an interest in the property by a mortgage holder until the property owner pays off the mortgage.

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General Warranty – A general warranty deed provides a guarantee to the buyer that the seller has the right, title, and interest in the property and that they are legally authorized to sell the property.

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Quit Claim – A quitclaim deed provides no guarantee that the seller has any interest in the property or that they have the authority to sell.

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Special Warranty – A special warranty is something in between a quit claim and a warranty deed, guaranteeing that the seller has not transferred their interest in the property since they owned it.

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Idaho Property Search (4 steps)

When you buy property, is important to know exactly what you are buying. In order to obtain this information, you or your representative must do a thorough property search. That means that starting with the person who is selling you the property (the grantor), you go back through each transfer to see what was sold and what was purchased. In addition, you can determine if there are any easements (rights to go through the property) or mortgages or other partial interests. In Idaho, land records are recorded with the county recorder in which the property is located. In order to complete a search, you will have to go to the recorder’s office in the county in which the property is located. There may be fees associated with the research. The following is an example of what you need to do to do to find property search information for Boise County:

Step 1

Go to the state’s county website and click on the county in which the property is located.

idaho property search by counties

Step 2

You will be brought to this county information page. Click on the place that says your County name’s website.

Boise County page

Step 3

You will then be brought to the county’s homepage.

Boise County Idaho homepage

Step 4

Find the reference to “Recorder” and click on the link. You will find recorder information and research fees.

Boise County Idaho Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office page


  1. I.C. § 55-808
  2. I.C. § 55-805