A North Dakota special warranty deed, known officially as a “grant deed,” is used to transfer property ownership between parties with limited covenants that protect the purchaser. This deed is unique in that it only guarantees the title against title defects (e.g., liens, judgments) arising from the ownership of the grantor (seller). In other words, the seller won’t be responsible for title issues caused by previous owners. A grant deed also promises that the seller hasn’t transferred the property to anyone other than the purchaser.
- Statutes: § 47-10-06 & § 47-10-19
- Formatting: § 11-18-05(1)(a)(1) thru (4) & § 11-18-05(1)(d)
- Signing Requirements (§ 47-19-03): Notary Public
- Where to Record (§ 47-19-07): County Recorder’s Office
- Recording Fees (§ 11-18-05(1)(a)): $20 for one (1) to six (6) pages; $65 for seven (7) to twenty-five (25) pages + $3 per each subsequent page.
- Note: If more than ten (10) sections of land are listed in the deed, an extra $1 fee must be paid for each additional section.