California Statutory Grant Deed

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The owner of certain real property can use this form to grant all interest and rights held in the property to another person. Similar to a Warranty Deed.

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A Grant Deed is the most commonly used kind of deed in California. It is used by the owner of the property (known as the Grantor) to grant all interest and rights held in the property to another person (known as the Grantee). The Grant Deed also warrants that title to the property is not otherwise encumbered, except other than those that have been previously disclosed, and that the title has not already been transferred to another party by the Grantor. In some ways the California Grant Deed is similar to a Warranty Deed used in other states.

Some of the important provisions included in this California Grant Deed are:
  • Recording Area: An area reserved for use by the Recorder;
  • Transfer Tax: The amount of the documentary transfer tax;
  • Name and Address of Parties: The names and addresses of the Grantor and Grantee;
  • Location of Property: City, County and legal description of where the property;
  • Signatures: The signatures of the parties to the deed; and
  • Notary Acknowledgment: An area for notarization. Notarization is often required before a deed can be recorded as a public record.
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State Law Compliant: This form complies with the laws of California
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Grant Deed



Recording requested by:
and when recorded, please return this deed and tax statements to:
For recorder's use only
California Grant Deed
o This transfer is exempt from the documentary transfer tax
o The documentary transfer tax is $_______________ and is computed on:
 o the full value of the interest in the property conveyed
 o the full value less the value of liens of encumbrances remaining at the time of sale
The property is located in an:
o unincorporated area.
o the city of ______________________________________
For a valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged,
______________________________________________________________, hereby grant(s) to ____________________________________________________________
the following real property in the City of __________________________ , County of __________________________,  state of California:
Date: _________________ ____________________________________________
Date: _________________ ____________________________________________
State of California
County of ___________
On ____________ before me, ______________________________, personally appeared
_______________________________________________________________________, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose
name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they
executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their
signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s)
acted, executed the instrument.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the
foregoing paragraph is true and correct.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
Signature ______________________________________ (Seal)
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