A Wyoming special warranty deed is used to grant a person or entity a title to real estate while protecting said grantee against any third-party claims from the seller’s ownership term. Claims that were already in place before the seller gained interest in the property are not covered under the warranty, thus leaving the new owner liable for resolving pre-existing claims after the deed’s execution. Due to their limited protection, special warranty deeds are not recommended for prospective homebuyers and are instead used in cases where the seller is more risk averse, such as the conveyance of a foreclosed property.
- Statutes: §§ 34-2-136 to 34-2-137
- Formatting (§ 18-3-402(a)(vi) – (viii)): County clerks may provide additional information regarding local formatting (see Sweetwater County).
- Signing Requirements (§ 34-1-113): Notary Public
- Where to Record: County Clerk’s Office
- Recording Fees (§ 18-3-402(a)(xvi)(A)): $12 for the first page + $3 for each additional page
- Statement of Consideration (§ 34-1-142(a)): Filers will need to include this form when submitting documents for recording.