Updated on August 25th, 2022
A Utah general warranty deed conveys a title to real estate from a grantor to a grantee and guarantees that the property is free from third-party claims. If claims (such as tax or mechanic’s liens) arise after the deed’s execution, the grantor will be personally liable for remedying the issue and defending the grantee’s title rights. The covenants included in a general warranty deed safeguard the title not just against claims from the grantor’s ownership period, but from all former grantors as well. Because of the deed’s buyer protection, it is the most common type of deed used in purchases of residential property.
- Statutes: § 57-1-12
- Formatting: §§ 17-21-20, 17-21-25, 57-3-105, 57-3-106
- Signing Requirements (§ 57-3-101): Notary Public
- Where to Record: County Recorder’s Office (List of Counties)
- Recording Fees (§ 17-21-18.5(1)(b)): $40 (no page limit)
- Water Rights Addendum to Land Deeds (§ 57-3-109): Must accompany deeds conveying an interest in property or water rights.