Kentucky General Warranty Deed Form

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The Kentucky general warranty deed is used to transfer property from a grantor to a grantee in Kentucky. A warranty deed is a deed that provides a guarantee from the seller to the buyer that the property is clear of any title defects and that the seller has the legal authority to sell the property. If a claim arises against the property arising during a time previous to the grantee’s ownership, the grantor agrees to defend grantee against the claim. Even though there is a guarantee. It is recommended that a complete title search is completed before the deed is passed so that the buyer knows what exactly he is buying and if there are any hidden interests that need to be resolved.

Consideration Certificate (KRS 382.135) – Must be attached to the Warranty Deed.

LawsKRS 382.030

RecordingCounty Clerk’s Office

Signing (KRS 382.130) – Required to be signed in the presence of Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Enter the name of the seller or grantor at the top of the page and the grantor’s address.

Step 2 – Check the box indicating the marital status of the grantor.

Step 3 – Fill in the amount of the consideration paid for the property.

Step 4 – Write the name of the grantee and the grantee’s address.

Step 5  – Check the box indicating how the grantee intends to own the property.

Step 6 – Fill in the description of the property and the street address as well as any known restrictions.

Step 7 – Sign and date in front of a notary public licensed in Kentucky.

Step 8 – Fill out the consideration certificate as indicated and have that notarized as well. Both will need to be filed with the county clerk.


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