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Michigan Special Warranty Deed Form

Michigan Special Warranty Deed Form

Updated April 11, 2024

A Michigan special warranty deed is a form used for transferring property with a limited guarantee in Michigan. Instead of a warranty deed that guarantees title from before the grantor owned the property and since a covenant deed only guarantees the title from when the grantor owned the property. In other words, the grantor is certifying that he or she did not transfer any interest in the property to another while he or she owned it.

However, the grantor does not guarantee anything prior to his owning the property. Again, it is prudent to complete a title search so there aren’t any ownership surprises.

Laws – Chapter 565 – Conveyances of Real Property

Recording – Must be filed with the Registry of Deeds.[1]

Signing – Must be signed with the Grantor(s) in front of a Notary Public. Any judge or clerk of a court of record may also acknowledge the deed.[2]

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I. Reporter Of Michigan Conveyance

(1) Preparer Of Michigan Document. This instrument to convey Michigan property shall require facts recorded in its content. The Person charged with recording this information to be filed with the Michigan Registry of Deeds must be identified with his or her full name at the opening of this paperwork.

(2) Mailing Address Of Reporting Preparer. The Preparer of the Michigan statement must also make sure his or her formal mailing address is provided in the first section. Use the address lines provided to display this information.

II. Instruction To Registry Of Deeds

(3) Michigan Paperwork Recipient. After the registration of this paperwork, the Clerk filing this document will seek to release control over it to an authorized Party. The name and address of the Party who should be set to receive the filed paperwork is sought by the spaces available in the second section. Bear in mind, that since the originally filed paperwork will be released by the Clerk in this manner, it is imperative that the mailing address provided here is reliably maintained.

III. Michigan Property Grantor

(4) Seller Of Property Ownership/Claim. The Party that has sold the Michigan real property and desires to use this paperwork to release ownership will have to formally be named as the Michigan Grantor of real property. Therefore, deliver the legal name of the Michigan Grantor to the contents of the conveyance statement. Each Michigan Real Property Owner involved must be named here before he or she will be allowed to sign this document.

(5) Street Address Of Michigan Grantor. Naturally, due to the serious nature of releasing real property, some additional information is necessary to establish the identity of the Michigan Property Grantor. Therefore, present the building number, the street name or number, and (if needed) the apartment number making up the Michigan Grantor’s home street address to this declaration. If there is more than one Michigan Grantor and an attachment has been made to present their names, make sure to produce each one’s address information as well.

(6) County And State Of Michigan Grantor. The County as well as the State where the Michigan Grantor maintains his or her residence must also be provided to this statement so that the Michigan Grantor’s identity can be supported with his or her complete address.

IV. Michigan Property Payment Report

(7) Payment Confirmation. This instrument must solidify the transfer of Michigan real property ownership by discussing the Parties and the property. To this effect, the payment made to the Michigan Grantor(s) for this property must be acknowledged in this statement. Furnish this dollar amount in writing then continue through the statement to confirm it with a numerical entry.

V. Michigan Property Recipient

(8) Grantee Acquiring Michigan Property. This paperwork should be considered a written instrument that transfers the current ownership over property in the State of Michigan to a specific Party. This Michigan Property Grantee will only be able to utilize this document to prove that property ownership has been released to him or her if his or her name is attached to this role. Therefore, use the space made available to document each Michigan Grantee’s legal name.

(9) Michigan Grantee Address. Support the Michigan Grantee(s) identity by dispensing his or her home address as well. The statement displayed requests this information be broken down as the Michigan Grantee’s building number/street/apartment number, his or her County, and his or her State of Residence  and submitted to their respective spaces. Bear in mind, that if more than one Michigan Grantee is involved and an attachment with the remaining roster of Grantees will be attached, then each Michigan Grantee’s address will be required on such an attachment as well.

VI. Description Of The Michigan Property

(10) County Of Michigan Property. The transfer of the Grantor’s ownership over the Michigan real estate requires that the property is clearly defined. This definition should begin with the name of the Michigan County where the real estate can be visited (physically).

(11) Legal Description Of Michigan Property. The Michigan Registry of Deeds will have the legal description of the real estate being transferred on file. Additionally, the Michigan property’s legal description should be found on the last deed registered with this Entity. Consult either of these sources then deliver an exact reproduction of the concerned Michigan property’s legal description and physical address.

VII. Signature Of Michigan Grantor

(12) Michigan Grantor Signing. All Michigan Property Grantors identified in the statement above must sign his or her name as well as display it in print once this document is complete. This will prove that his or her intent to release ownership over the Michigan real property is valid. The State of Michigan shall require this action to be performed under the oversight of a Notary Public.

(13) Michigan Grantor Address. Every Michigan Property Grantor who has signed this form must also submit his or her residential address.

VIII. Notarization Of Michigan Document Execution

(14) Notary Public Required Action. The notarization of the Michigan Grantor’s signature is required so that this form can be viewed as a legitimate conveyance of the Michigan real property. The Notary Public will oversee this act then show proof of notarization in the last section of this form.


  1. M.C.L.A. 565.201
  2. M.C.L.A. 565.8