A Missouri general warranty deed is a document that is used to convey real estate from a grantor to a grantee with the maximum amount of security for the grantee. The securities provided by a general warranty deed include guarantees that the grantor has the legal right to transfer the property and that there are no outstanding encumbrances on it (liens, mortgages, easements, etc.). This type of deed is usually executed following a property sale, and while the purchase agreement will bind the buyer and seller to the terms of payment and delivery, the deed transfers the legal ownership (property title) between the parties. The deed will include the purchase price, property description, and the grantor’s assurance that the title is clean.
- Statutes: Title XXIX, Ch. 442 (Titles and Conveyance of Real Estate)
- Formatting: § 59.310
- Signing Requirements (§ 442.130): Notary Public
- Where to Record: Recorder of Deeds
- Recording Fees: Generally, $24 for one (1) page and $3 for each additional page. Verify by consulting the recorder of deeds website for the county in which the property is located.