"Grant Deed Form" - California

What Is a Grant Deed in California?

A Grant Deed Form is used to document the transfer of real property from a seller to a buyer in the state of California. This form is proof that the seller is the sole owner of the property being sold and no other party can make a legal claim to it. A Grant Deed Form also creates a record of ownership that can be used to trace who the owners are should a legal challenge be brought forth in the future.

This form also ensures that there are no outstanding debts or liens on the property at the time of its sale.

Alternate Name:

  • California Grant Deed Form;
  • California Grant Deed.

This form is issued by the California Judicial Branch and was last updated on . A California Grant Deed Form fillable version is available for download below.

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How to Fill Out a California Grant Deed?

To fill out the California Grant Deed you will need to complete the following sections:

  1. The name and mailing address of the person or entity requesting the recording.
  2. Include the amount of tax that will be due at the time of transferring the property.
    • If the property qualifies for any exemptions you will need to include the code for the exemption and an explanation of why it qualifies (for example if the property is for a religious institution or school).
  3. The full name of the current owner of the property and the name of the seller who will be the new owner of the property upon submission of the form.
  4. A brief description of the new owner of the property.
    • For example, the title can be, "Joint Tenants, Community Property, Sole Tenant Through Right of Survivorship," and so on.
  5. The city and county where the property is located.
  6. Date and signature sections for both the seller of the property and the new owner, with names printed below the signatures.
  7. A Notary will also be required at the time the document is signed to confirm the document was signed by the people listed in the previous section. They will need to include the county where the document is signed, along with the date, the full name of the notary, and their signature at the bottom of the form.
    • Note, the Notary is not responsible for ensuring that the claims made by the seller or buyer are legally valid or accurate.

When mailing this form, be sure to include all other necessary documentation for the transfer of the property, such as tax statements.

Both the seller and the buyer should save a copy of this document for their records.

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Recording requested by
:
(name)
________________________________________
And when recorded, mail this deed and tax
statements to
:
(name and address)
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
DOCUMENTARY TRANSFER TAX $___________
GRANT DEED
EXEMPTION (R&T CODE) ___________________
EXPLANATION ____________________________
_________________________________________
APN: _____________________________
_________________________________________
Signature of Declarant or Agent determining tax
For a valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged,
_______________________________________________________________________________________
(Current Owner(s), including form of title)
hereby grant(s) to ________________________________________________________________________,
(New Owner(s))
as ____________________________________________________________________________________,
(An Unmarried Person / Joint Tenants / Tenants in Common / Community Property / Community Property with Right of Survivorship / etc.)
the following real property in the City of ___________________________________, County of
_____________________________________, California:
(insert legal description)
Date: _____________________
_____________________________________________
(Signature of declarant)
_____________________________________________
(Typed or written name of declarant)
Date: _____________________
_____________________________________________
(Signature of declarant)
_____________________________________________
(Typed or written name of declarant)
A Notary Public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to
which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.
State of California
NOTARY SEAL 
County of ________________________
On _______________, 20____, before me,
___________________________________, a notary public, personally appeared
___________________________________, who proved to me on the basis of
satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the
within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in
his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the
instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted,
executed the instrument.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of
the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
_____________________________________
Signature of Notary
Recording requested by
:
(name)
________________________________________
And when recorded, mail this deed and tax
statements to
:
(name and address)
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
DOCUMENTARY TRANSFER TAX $___________
GRANT DEED
EXEMPTION (R&T CODE) ___________________
EXPLANATION ____________________________
_________________________________________
APN: _____________________________
_________________________________________
Signature of Declarant or Agent determining tax
For a valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged,
_______________________________________________________________________________________
(Current Owner(s), including form of title)
hereby grant(s) to ________________________________________________________________________,
(New Owner(s))
as ____________________________________________________________________________________,
(An Unmarried Person / Joint Tenants / Tenants in Common / Community Property / Community Property with Right of Survivorship / etc.)
the following real property in the City of ___________________________________, County of
_____________________________________, California:
(insert legal description)
Date: _____________________
_____________________________________________
(Signature of declarant)
_____________________________________________
(Typed or written name of declarant)
Date: _____________________
_____________________________________________
(Signature of declarant)
_____________________________________________
(Typed or written name of declarant)
A Notary Public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to
which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.
State of California
NOTARY SEAL 
County of ________________________
On _______________, 20____, before me,
___________________________________, a notary public, personally appeared
___________________________________, who proved to me on the basis of
satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the
within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in
his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the
instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted,
executed the instrument.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of
the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
_____________________________________
Signature of Notary