New Jersey General Warranty Deed Form

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Updated April 08, 2022

A New Jersey general warranty deed conveys property in “fee simple,” giving the new owner (or grantee) the cleanest type of title available and protection from any liens or encumbrances. The form is signed when the money is transferred to the seller (or grantor). After it has been signed, it is to be recorded where the ownership transfer will become official and public.

LawsTitle 46 (Property), Chapter 46:4 – Short Form Deed

Signing Requirements – The seller is required to authorize this form in the presence of a Notary Public (N.J.S.A. 46:4-1).

Recording the Deed

The deed must be filed with the County Clerk’s Office.

Statutory Form

The deed must contain the phrase “that he will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed” (N.J.S.A. 46:4-7).