Minnesota Special Warranty Deed Form

A Minnesota special warranty deed is similar to a warranty deed because it provides a warranty from a seller to a buyer, but different from a warranty deed in that it only provides a limited warranty of title. The grantor warrants that he or she has not encumbered the title since he or she has owned the property, but does not guarantee anything that may have happened before they acquired the title. It is prudent to have a thorough property search completed to ascertain whether or not there are any issues with the title.

Laws – Chapter 507 – Recording and Filing Conveyances

Signing (M.S.A. § 507.24) – Must be signed before a Notary Public or other Court Officer before it is deemed recordable.

Recording (M.S.A. § 507.0944)- Must be filed with the County Recorder’s Office.

How to Write

Step 1 Write in the name of the grantor and the grantor’s address.

Step 2 – Check the box indicating whether or not the grantor is married. (If he is you may need to have the spouse sign off on the transfer too depending on the state)

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

Step 4 – Include the name and address of the grantee and check the box indicating how grantee intends to own the property.

Step 5 – Add in the legal description of the property being purchased.

Step 6 – If there are any easements or restrictions include them in the space provided.

Step 7 – Include the recording information from the previous deed transferring the property.

Step 8 – Write in preparer’s information.

Step 9 – Sign and date in front of a notary public.

Step 10 – File with the local registrar of title.