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District Of Columbia County Special Warranty Deed Form Page 1

Special Warranty Deed Form - District Of Columbia County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 3/18/2021


District Of Columbia County Special Warranty Deed Guide Page 1

Special Warranty Deed Guide - District Of Columbia County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 3/1/2021


District Of Columbia County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document - District Of Columbia County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 3/19/2021


*The Following District Of Columbia and District Of Columbia County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Recordation and Transfer Tax

Recordation and Transfer Tax

The Real Property Recordation and Transfer Tax Form FP/7C is required for all deeds enacting property transfer in D.C and contains instructions. The D.C. code listing exemptions from transfer tax is provided separately, as is a list with exemptions from recordation tax (ROD 7 & ROD 8). For supporting documentation required for specific tax exemptions, view the next list (ROD 4). Information on the Lower Income Homeownership Exemption Program can be seen in the final supplement, which also contains the application form for that program.


Affidavit Forms

Affidavit Forms

Use these forms for particular transfer situations, such as transfers between spouses, domestic partners, (grand)parents and (grand)children, or for class 1 property.


Re-recording Certification

Re-recording Certification

This form certifies that no changes have been made to the new deed except the ones that you list on this form.


Seller Property Disclosure Statement

Seller Property Disclosure Statement

Transferors or sellers of a property must disclose its condition to the transferees or buyers by filling out, signing and delivering to them the following form. Buyers must acknowledge receipt by signature in return.


Document Intake Sheet

Document Intake Sheet

This intake sheet is required when recording a document, but not when e-recording.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

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


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Areas covered by these Special Warranty Deed Forms:

  • District Of Columbia County

Including:

  • Naval Anacost Annex
  • Washington
  • Washington Navy Yard

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What is the District Of Columbia Special Warranty Deed?

A special warranty deed can be used to convey title to real property in Washington, D.C. The real estate deed must meet the requirements of the D.C. Code of Laws.

A covenant by a grantor in a deed that he will "warrant specially the property hereby conveyed" or the use of the words "special warranty" will have the same effect as if the grantor had covenanted that he, his heirs, and personal representatives will forever warrant and defend the said real property unto the grantee, his heirs, personal representatives, and assigns against the claims and demands of the grantor and all persons claiming or to claim by, through, or under the grantor ( 42-605). A special warranty deed will also contain a covenant against encumbrances.

In order to be considered recordable, a special warranty deed has to be properly executed or acknowledged ( 42-407). The grantor must sign and acknowledge a special warranty deed before presenting it to the recorder of deeds. A notarial act is defined as taking an acknowledgment, administering an oath or affirmation, taking verification upon oath or administration witnessing or attesting a signature, or any other similar act authorized by law ( 42-141). A notarial act can be performed within the District of Columbia by the following persons: a notary public of the District; a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of the District; or any other person authorized to perform a notarial act ( 42-143). Special warranty deeds can also be acknowledged outside of the District by any person authorized to do so ( 42-144). A notarial act is evidenced by a certificate that has been signed and dated by the notarial officer performing the act ( 42-147).

A special warranty deed in D.C. that is signed, acknowledged, and certified as provided, and delivered to the person in whose favor the instrument is executed will take effect from the date of delivery. However, as to creditors and subsequent bona fide purchasers and mortgagees without notice of the deed, and others interested in said property, the deed will only take effect from the time of its delivery to the Recorder of Deeds for recordation ( 42-401). When two or more deeds pertaining to the same property are made to bona fide purchasers for value without notice, the deed or deeds that are first recorded according to law will have priority ( 42-406).

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