Maine Special Warranty Deed Form

A Maine special warranty deed is similar to a warranty deed in that it provides a warranty from a seller to a buyer, but unlike a warranty deed, only guarantees that the seller did not convey any interest to another during the time that the seller owned the property. However, the grantor makes no guarantees of any claims or interests that may have been conveyed in the property prior to his acquiring the property. The deed must be acknowledged by a notary public licensed in Maine and then filed with the register of deeds in the county in which the property is located.

Laws – Title 33 (Property)

Recording (33 M.R.S.A. § 201-B) – A special warranty deed is required to be filed with the Registry of Deeds where the property is located.

Signing (33 M.R.S.A. § 203) – The Grantor(s) are required to sign this document in front of a Notary Public or Officer of the Court.

How to Write

Step 1 – Enter the name of the grantor in the space provided.

Step 2 – Fill in the location of the grantor and the grantor’s marital status.

Step 3 – Include the consideration paid for the property.

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

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

Step 6 – Fill in the address of the property being transferred as well as the legal description and recording information.

Step 7 – Fill in the recording information for the grantor’s deed.

Step 8 – Sign and date in front of a notary and file the original with the register of deeds in the county where the property is located.