Maryland General Warranty Deed Form

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The Maryland general warranty deed is used to convey property from a grantor to a grantee, or a seller to a buyer. This sort of deed grants to the buyer a guarantee from the seller that the seller is legally authorized to sell the property and that there are no other claims or interests in the property other than what the grantor has. Despite the guarantee, it is always prudent to make sure that a title search is completed by the buyer to ascertain whether or not there is clean title. The deed must be signed by the grantor, acknowledged by the notary and in the document must contain the following related terms “warrant generally the property hereby granted”.

Land Intake Sheet (§ 3-104(a)(ii)) – Required to be completed in order for the deed to be recorded.

Laws – § 2-105

Recording (§ 3–104) – Must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the real estate is located.

Signing (§ 3-104) – All deeds authorized in the State of Maryland should be done in the presence of a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Write in the name and address of the grantor, along with grantor’s marital status.

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

Step 3 – Include the name of the buyer (grantee),  the address of the grantee and check the box indicating how the grantee wishes to hold the property.

Step 4 – Enter the description of the property being purchased, including the street address, the recording information and the legal description.

Step 5- If there are any known easements or restrictions, include these at the bottom of the page.

Step 6 – The grantor and grantee should sign and date in the presence of a notary. In addition, the preparer needs to sign the certification.

Step 7 – File the original with the land records department in the circuit court in the county in which the property is located.


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