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Vermont Deed Forms – General Warranty, Quit Claim, and Special Warranty

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The Vermont deeds are used to document the transfer of ownership in real estate from one party (the “Seller” or “Grantor”) to another (the “Buyer” or “Grantee”). Both parties will need to enter their names, mailing addresses, and marital status (i.e. single or married). After a detailed legal description has been made the form may be authorized by the Seller. Signature must be made in front of Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public with their signatures or acknowledgment placed on the form. Afterwards, the real estate taxes must be paid to the Dept. of Taxation and then the form may be filed with the County Clerk’s Office.

LawsTitle 27, Chapter 5 (Conveyance of Real Estate)

Real Estate Taxes (Form PT-172) – For the deed to be processed the Real Estate Taxes needs to be filed with the Department of Taxation. After payment, this form should be attached to the Quit Claim Deed. May be Filed Online.

Recording (27 V.S.A. § 402) – All deeds are to be filed in the County Clerk’s Office in the jurisdiction of where the property is located.

Signing (27 V.S.A. § 301) – All deeds in the State of Vermont are to be acknowledged before a notary public.

Deed Types

General Warranty – Is the absolute clean way to convey title. This option guarantees that the Grantor(s) is the owner of the property with no other interest from outside parties.

Quit Claim – Offers no guarantee that the Grantor(s) is the owner of the property. This implies that the owner owns the property and that they are conveying any interest they “may have” in the property.

Special Warranty – There is a guarantee but it is based on the condition that the owner is only guaranteeing clear title during the tenure of their ownership on the property.

Vermont Property Search

In order to complete the deed you have selected from above the Legal Description that describes the property will need to be located. This can be completed by following the instructions below.

Step 1 – Go to This Webpage.

Step 2 – Every jurisdiction is different and you may need to contact your County Assessor in order to obtain your information.

 

Step 3 – In most jurisdictions you are able to search by the Property Owner’s Name or Address. For the City of Burlington (for example) we can perform a lookup by Address, Owner’s Name, Parcel Number, SPAN Number, Street Name.

Step 4 – Now you will be able to lookup the Book/Page Numbers along with the Property ID’s to help legally describe the property for recording.


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