Updated on July 27th, 2022
A Montana general warranty deed is used to transfer property ownership from one party to another while giving the recipient (grantee) the most title protection possible. The “general warranty” guarantees that the person transferring property (grantor) is its lawful owner and that there are no outstanding claims on the property, like unresolved mechanic’s liens or easements. If the conveyed real estate has more than one legal owner, all of them must execute the deed as grantors for the property to be fully transferred to the grantee.
- Statutes: Title 70, Ch. 20 & Ch. 21
- Formatting: § 7-4-2636
- Signing Requirements (§ 70-21-203): Notary Public
- Where to Record: County Clerk and Recorder
- Recording Fees (§ 7-4-2637): $8/page
- Realty Transfer Certificate (§ 15-7-305): Must be completed and accompany the deed at the time of its recordation.
- Condominium Disclosure (§ 70-23-613): Must be completed and given to buyers before executing a purchase agreement for a unit in a large building.
- Mold Disclosure (§ 70-16-703): This form is required if there is a known presence of mold on the property.
- Water Rights Acknowledgement (§ 85-2-424): This form must be completed and attached to any purchase agreement for property that is served by a private water system.