La Plata County Special Warranty Deed Form (Colorado)

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

Special Warranty Deed Form

La Plata County Special Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included La Plata County compliant document last validated/updated 7/23/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

La Plata County Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included La Plata County compliant document last validated/updated 6/14/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

La Plata County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included La Plata County compliant document last validated/updated 5/9/2024

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

La Plata County Clerk & Recorder

98 Everett St, Suite C, Durango, Colorado 81303

Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday / Recording until 4:30

Phone: (970) 382-6280 or 382-6281

Local jurisdictions located in La Plata County include:

  • Bayfield
  • Durango
  • Hesperus
  • Ignacio
  • Marvel

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 La Plata 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 La Plata County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in La Plata County?

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

Can the Special 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 La Plata County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in La Plata County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Colorado or La Plata 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 La Plata County Special 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.

Duly executed and acknowledged special warranty deeds in Colorado can be used to convey title to real estate. The real estate deed must conform to the statutory requirements.

A special warranty deed that has been executed according to the Colorado statutory form for a warranty deed in 38-30-113 with the words "warrant the title to the same" omitted will have the same force and effect as a bargain and sale deed, without covenants of warranty. This type of deed will pass the after-acquired title of the grantor. The words "and warrant the title against all persons claiming under me," when included in such deed, will be a covenant that the grantor will warrant and defend the title to the grantee and his heirs and assigns against all persons claiming to hold title by, through, or under the grantor (38-30-115). A special warranty deed containing the words "and warrant the title to" will mean that the grantor covenants (a) that at the time such instrument was made, he was lawfully seized of an indefeasible estate in fee simple in and to the property described in the deed and has good right and full power to convey the same and (b) that the same was free and clear from all encumbrances, except as stated in the instrument (38-30-113).

A special warranty deed must be signed and acknowledged by the grantor in order to be considered for recording in this state. If the deed has been executed in Colorado, it can be acknowledged or proved before any of the officers listed in 38-30-126 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. A special warranty deed may also be acknowledged out of state. No officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds should take or certify acknowledgments unless the person making the same is personally known to the officer to be the person he is stated to be in the deed or is proved to be such person by at least one credible person known by the officer (38-35-101).

Colorado has a race-notice recording act. A special warranty deed that has not been recorded is not valid against any person with any kind of rights in or to such real property who records first and those holding rights under such person, except between the parties to the deed and those having notice of the instrument prior to the acquisition of such rights (38-35-109). A special warranty deed should be recorded in the office of the clerk and recorder in the county where the property is located in order to prove constructive notice.

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

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