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California - Santa Cruz County Warranty Deed Forms

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Warranty Deed
State
California
Area
Santa Cruz County
Price
$27.97
Delivery
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Included Forms

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


Santa Cruz County Warranty Deed Form Page 1

Warranty Deed Form - Santa Cruz County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 5/31/2022

Santa Cruz County Warranty Deed Guide Page 1

Warranty Deed Guide - Santa Cruz County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 11/3/2022

Santa Cruz County Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Form Page 1

Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Form - Santa Cruz County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 7/14/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following California and Santa Cruz County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (Santa Cruz County Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (Santa Cruz County Document)


Transfer Tax Exemptions List (Santa Cruz County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Santa Cruz County Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (Santa Cruz County Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form - Instructions (Santa Cruz County Document)


Jurat (Santa Cruz County Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act - Fee Grid (Santa Cruz County Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (Santa Cruz County Document)


Change in Ownership of a Mobile Home-Form (Santa Cruz County Document)


Change in Ownership Statement - Death of Real Property Owner (Santa Cruz County Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (Santa Cruz County Document)


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (Santa Cruz County Document)


Affidavit of Ownership Transfer (Santa Cruz County Document)


Transfer Tax Exemptions List (California Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (California Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (California Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (California Document)


Jurat (California Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (California Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (California Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (California Document)


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (California Document)


Change in Ownership Statement - Death of Real Property Owner (California Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by California or Santa Cruz 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.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Santa Cruz County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Santa Cruz 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.
  • 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 Santa Cruz County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Santa Cruz County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Santa Cruz County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Santa Cruz 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?
    • 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.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Warranty Deed Forms:

  • Santa Cruz County

Including:

  • Aptos
  • Ben Lomond
  • Boulder Creek
  • Brookdale
  • Capitola
  • Davenport
  • Felton
  • Freedom
  • Los Gatos
  • Mount Hermon
  • Santa Cruz
  • Scotts Valley
  • Soquel
  • Watsonville

What is the California Warranty Deed?

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).

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Santa Cruz County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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