North Carolina General Warranty Deed Form

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The North Carolina general warranty deed is used to transfer property in North Carolina from one person to another legally. A warranty deed comes with a guarantee from the seller that the property has clear title. In other words, the seller is liable to the buyer if the buyer finds out there was an undisclosed claim against the property. In North Carolina, deeds, once signed and properly completed, must be filed with the register of deeds in the county in which the property is located.

Laws – § 47H-6 (Title Requirements)

Recording – Must be filed with the Registry of Deeds.

Signing (§ 47-38) – Must be acknowledged before a Notary Public. Only the Grantor(s) are required to sign.

How to Write

Step 1 – On the first page write in the following tax information:

  • excise tax
  • tax parcel id
  • the clerk should fill in the verified name and date

Step 2 – Enter the name of the preparer and a description of the index

Step 3 – Write in the date of the deed.

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

Step 5 – Include the name of the town and county in which the property is located.

Step 6 – Fill in the legal description of the property.

Step 7 – Enter the recording information for the deed that transferred the property to the grantor.

Step 8 – Check the appropriate box on the second page regarding grantor’s residence.

Step 9 – If there are any exceptions or reservations, include them in the next section.

Step 10 – Execute the document as indicated in the presence of a notary and have the notary sign as well.

Step 11 – File the deed with the register of deeds in the county.