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California - San Francisco County Grant Deed Form

All San Francisco County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


San Francisco County Grant Deed Form Page 1

Grant Deed Form - San Francisco County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 7/9/2020


San Francisco County Grant Deed Guide Page 1

Grant Deed Guide - San Francisco County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 7/14/2020


San Francisco County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document - San Francisco County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 7/30/2020


*The Following California and San Francisco County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Preliminary Change of Ownership

Preliminary Change of Ownership

This is a required form in San Francisco. There is a $20.00 Penalty if it is not filed at the time of recording. The form is complete and comes with instructions.


Parent to Child Exclusion

Parent to Child Exclusion

Transferring real property from Parent to Child is Transfer Tax Exempt in California. This Form is for a reassessment exclusion in San Francisco County. This could prevent an increase in property taxes.


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion

Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion

Transferring real property from Grandparent to Grandchild is Transfer Tax Exempt in California. This Form is for a reassessment exclusion in San Francisco County. This could prevent an increase in property taxes.


Change in Ownership Statement Death of Real Property Owner

Change in Ownership Statement Death of Real Property Owner

This form is used by the personal representative of the deceased property owner, who files this statement with the San Francisco County Assessor to request a Completed Change in Ownership Statement.


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency

Affidavit of Cotenant Residency

If one of two equal co-owners, referred to as co-tenant, dies, the real property transfers to the other co-tenant. Provided the criteria listed on the form are met, the surviving co-tenant may file the affidavit in order to claim exclusion from reassessment and prevent an increase in property taxes.


Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax

Use the affidavit to calculate transfer tax due or to explain the exemption claimed. For further explanation and the R&T Code, consult the exemptions list.


Homeowners Exemption

Homeowners Exemption

Use these forms to claim or cancel a homeowners’ exemption if the real property is transferred or becomes/ceases to be the primary residence.


Building Homes and Job Act

Building Homes and Job Act

The state of California has recently enacted the Building Homes and Jobs Act, effective January 1, 2018.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by California notaries.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
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  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by the state or local jurisdiction. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
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  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Can the forms be re-used?
    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in San Francisco County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by San Francisco County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • Do I have to enter all of my property information online?
    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
  • Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?
    • Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.
  • Do I need any special software to use these forms?
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
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Areas covered by these Grant Deed Forms:

  • San Francisco County

Including:

  • San Francisco

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What is the California Grant Deed?

A grant deed is the most commonly used form for a conveyance of real property in California. This type of deed offers more protection to a buyer than a quitclaim deed, but less protection than a warranty deed.

The implied warranties in a grant deed are designed to protect the grantee (purchaser). The grant deed includes the implied warranty that the grantor has not conveyed the title or interest in the property to anyone else and that the property is free from any encumbrances done, made, or suffered by the grantor or any person claiming under him, except for any that may be specifically disclosed in the deed (CIV 1113). The main difference between a warranty deed and a grant deed is that in a warranty deed, the grantor will warrant and defend the title against the claims of all persons.

A grant deed in California requires the grantor's signature, which must also be acknowledged with a California all-purpose acknowledgement. The officer taking acknowledgements must have a certificate of acknowledgement endorsed on the deed (CIV 1188). Grant deeds submitted for recording must be accompanied by a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report.

All instruments that are entitled to be entered into the public record may be recorded at the office of the county clerk in the county where the property is located. Recording a grant deed allows it to serve as constructive notice of the contents to subsequent purchasers and mortgagees (CIV 1213). A grant deed in California is void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagee of the same real property, or part thereof, in good faith and for a valuable consideration, whose conveyance is first duly recorded, and as against any judgment affecting the title, unless the conveyance has been duly recorded prior to the record of notice of action (CIV 1214). An unrecorded grant deed is valid as between the parties to it and those who have notice of it (CIV 1217).

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