A Colorado general warranty deed is a property title transfer instrument that guarantees that the title is free and clear of encumbrances. The purchasing party (the grantee) is provided assurances that the seller (the grantor) has the right to sell the property, and the property is free of any liens, encumbrances, or claims by any other third party. Any exceptions to the aforementioned warranties must be stated on the deed and agreed to by both parties. The grantor will be obligated to defend the title against any claims made prior to the deed’s execution, regardless of where and when they originated.
- Statutes: § 38-30-113(4)(a)
- Formatting: § 30-10-406(3)(a), § 38-30-113(1)(a)
- Signing Requirements (§ 38-30-126(1) & 38-35-103): Acknowledged by an officer as described in § 38-30-126(1)
- Where to record (§ 38-35-106(1)): County Clerk’s Office
- Recording fees (§ 30-1-103(1), § 30-10-421(1) & § 24-21-403(2)): $10 for the first page, $5 for each additional page + $3 surcharge