My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

District Of Columbia Correction Deed

Use the correction deed to amend an error in a previously recorded deed of conveyance, such as a warranty or quitclaim deed, in the District of Columbia.

Correcting a deed helps to prevent title flaws, which may cause problems when the current owner attempts to sell the property. In D.C., errors in a previously recorded deed can be corrected by a means of a re-recording certificate or by preparing and recording a new correction deed, which does not convey title but confirm the prior conveyance.

The D.C. recorder's office provides a form, titled Re-Recording Certificate, on its site. It is a one-page form, on which the relevant information must be re-entered: the party requesting the re-recording (section I), the property description (section II), and all party names (section III). The reason for requesting a re-recordation must be given in section IV.

In addition, the relevant and corrected pages must be attached to the re-recording form. Make sure to copy the entire deed prior to making any corrections on it since section V requires that it be submitted as well. In the final certification section (VI), the re-recording certificate must be signed in the presence of a notary and acknowledged by him or her. The page total submitted this is easily double that of the original deed or of a correction deed.

For small errors that can be corrected directly on the relevant page(s) of the prior deed, the recording certificate might be a good option. For lengthier modifications, the best option is to prepare and record a new correction deed, executed from the original grantor to the original grantee. Apart from supplying the corrected information, it must identify the reason for correcting and reference the prior deed by date, recording number and title.

For certain types of changes, however, a correction of any kind may not be appropriate. Adding or removing a grantee, for example, or changing the manner in which title is held, or making material changes to the legal description, especially deleting a portion of the originally transferred property, may all require a new deed of conveyance instead of correcting the original deed. When correcting the legal description or plat identification, it may be a good idea to have all parties, grantor(s) and grantee(s), sign the corrective deed. When in doubt about what instrument to choose, consult with a lawyer.

Deeds.com District Of Columbia Correction Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Tuesday November 19, 2019

4.7 out of 5 (1024 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


Michael W. said: Easy to use Website. Quick accurate data reporting. I will use the service in the future.

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


nannette b. said: got what I needed quick and easy thank you!!!

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Maryel T. said: Good site, had the information I needed. Quicker than I expected. Thanks.

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Dianna K. said: Excellent customer service - couldnt have been any more helpful, with a smile I could hear through the phone!

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Janey M. said: Easy to use site. Just what I needed!

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Christine B. B. said: The Personal Representatives Deed is definitely a helpful document for my files. I find it need just a little tweaking by deeds.com , There should be more space for the legal description. I did see in the FAQ's you recommend putting it in the Exhibit and this is what I did. Also I couldn't get the year to be accepted and had to write it in. These are just some minor suggestions, on the whole I was grateful to find this document. Thank you.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the date field, we will have it reviewed.


Select County where the property is located.

District Of Columbia Correction Deed Form