Louisiana General Warranty Deed Form

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Updated May 14, 2022

A Louisiana general warranty deed is used to transfer property in Louisiana from one person (the seller) to another (the buyer). The warranty deed guarantees that the property is free from any other claims or interests against the title. However, the buyer should still complete a thorough title or property search in order to double-check whether or not the seller has a clean title to the property.

Laws Chapter 5 – Proof of Obligations

Signing Requirements – Louisiana warranty deeds are to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public and two (2) witnesses. Once executed, it shall be considered an “authentic act” under Louisiana law and eligible for recording (C.C. Art. 1833.) A warranty deed may also be executed through “private signature,” which involves only the acknowledgment of a Notary Public. However, the former method of executing the warranty deed is highly recommended (C.C. Art. 1839, Art. 2440).

Recording the Deed

The deed must be submitted to the Clerk of the Court’s Office in the parish where the property is located.