Merced County Warranty Deed Form (California)

All Merced County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Warranty Deed Form

Merced County Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 5/6/2024

Warranty Deed Guide

Merced County Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 3/15/2024

Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Merced County Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 1/25/2024

When using these Warranty Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Merced County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Merced County Recorder

2222 M St, main floor, Merced, California 95340-3729

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm / Recording until 3:30pm

Phone: (209) 385-7627

Local jurisdictions located in Merced County include:

  • Atwater
  • Ballico
  • Cressey
  • Delhi
  • Dos Palos
  • El Nido
  • Gustine
  • Hilmar
  • Le Grand
  • Livingston
  • Los Banos
  • Merced
  • Planada
  • Santa Rita Park
  • Snelling
  • South Dos Palos
  • Stevinson
  • Winton

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Merced County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Merced County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Merced County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Merced County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Warranty Deed 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 Merced County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Merced County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by California or Merced County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Merced County Warranty Deed 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.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

A transfer of real property in California is an act of the parties, or of the law, by which the title to real property is conveyed from one living person to another (CIV 1039). Transfers of real estate are conducted through the use of standard real estate deeds, such as warranty deeds, which are used often in this state for a conveyance of real property.

The use of the word "grant" in a conveyance by which any estate in fee simple or inheritance is to be passed implies the following covenants, and none other, on the part of the grantor for himself and his heirs to the grantee, his heirs, and assigns, unless they are restrained by specific terms in the deed: (1) That previous to the time of execution of the conveyance, the grantor has not conveyed the same estate, or any right, title, or interest therein to any person other than the grantee and (2) that the estate is, at the time of execution of the conveyance, free from any encumbrances done, made, or suffered by the grantor or by any person claiming under him (CIV 1113). Although the California Statutes do not address it, the grantor in a warranty deed will warrant and defend the title against the claims of all persons.

The grantor to a warranty deed must sign and have his or her signature acknowledged in order for the instrument to be recorded. A California all-purpose acknowledgement is required to be on a document. The officer taking the acknowledgement of an instrument should have a certificate endorsed to the deed (CIV 1188). All warranty deeds in California must be accompanied by a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report when submitted for recording.

Instruments that are entitled to be recorded may be recorded in the office of the county clerk in the county where the property is located (CIV 1169). Once a warranty deed has been recorded, it serves as constructive notice of the contents to subsequent purchasers and mortgagees (CIV 1213). Every conveyance of real property 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 shall have been duly recorded prior to the record of notice of action (CIV 1214). If unrecorded, a warranty deed is valid as between the parties to it and those who have notice of it (CIV 1217).

(California Warranty Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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