A North Dakota warranty deed is a conveyance instrument through which property rights are transferred to a buyer (the “grantee”) with a general warranty of title issued by the property seller/owner (the “grantor”). The warranty serves to assure that the title has no unresolved liens, judgments, or other encumbrances and that the seller is the true and lawful owner of the property being conveyed.
Sellers are obligated to defend the title should a breach of warranty occur. If a claim is raised against the property, and said claim originated prior to the buyer acquiring title rights, the buyer would be protected.
- Statutes: § 47-10-04
- 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.
- If a deed lists more than ten (10) sections of land, each subsequent section costs an additional $1.