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Ohio Deed Forms

An Ohio deed is a binding document in which an individual or entity (the grantor) legally transfers property ownership to another party (the grantee). Deeds come in several varieties, with each document providing a varying degree of protection to the grantee. A general warranty deed includes a promise that no liens, debts, or encumbrances affect the title and that the grantor is legally authorized to transfer the property. In contrast, a quit claim deed offers no such guarantees and only demonstrates the transfer of property rights to the new owner.

All deeds must be signed by the grantor, acknowledged before the proper authority (e.g., notary public, clerk), and recorded with the County Recorder’s office.

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Types (7)

Deed of Executor, Administrator, Trustee, Guardian, Receiver, or Commissioner – For transferring real property from a fiduciary (a person or organization acting on behalf of another) to a grantee.

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General Warranty Deed – Provides a guarantee to the buyer that no current or past issues affect the property’s title.

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Limited Warranty Deed – Functions similarly to a general warranty deed; however, the guarantee is limited to the seller’s term of ownership and does not cover title concerns from previous owners.

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Private Selling Officer Deed – Designated for transactions in which property is transferred by a seller licensed in Ohio as both an auctioneer and as a real estate broker or salesperson.

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Quit Claim Deed – Releases one’s interest in a property without providing any warranties to the buyer.

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Survivorship Deed – Conveys an interest in property to multiple grantees that, upon the death of any grantee, transfers the deceased party’s ownership to the surviving grantee(s).

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Transfer on Death Deed – Automatically transfers property to beneficiaries upon the grantor’s death (this deed may be revoked at any time).

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