Illinois General (Statutory) Warranty Deed Form

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An Illinois statutory warranty deed allows the conveying of property from one person (“grantor”) to another (“grantee”). Under a quit claim, the grantor is only promising that they own the property during the time of their ownership. It does not promise any defects against that title prior to their ownership. Therefore, a title search is recommended for all grantees that are purchasing property under a quit claim deed.

LawsProperty – (765 ILCS 5/) Conveyances Act

Statutory Form765 ILCS 5/9

Transfer Tax (Form PTAX-203) – This form may also be completed online. It must be completed and printed along with the Warranty Deed when filing with the County Recorder’s Office.

Recording (765 ILCS 5/28) – All deeds in the State of Illinois are to be filed with the County Recorder’s Office (See List).

Signing (765 ILCS 5/20) – A Notary Public is required to witness the signature of the seller (the “Grantor”) before it is recorded.

How to Write

Step 1 – Insert the name of the grantor in the top blank along with his or her town and county.

Step 2 – Fill in the dollar amount paid for the property.

Step 3 – Write in the name of the grantee along with his or her town and county.

Step 4 – Include the legal description of the property. This is usually found in the previous deed.

Step 5 – Enter the index number and address of the property being sold.

Step 6 – Sign and date in the presence of a notary public.

Step 7 – The buyer will have to make sure the original is recorded with the county recorder right away.