Carroll County Warranty Deed Form (Illinois)

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

Warranty Deed Form

Carroll County Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Carroll County compliant document last validated/updated 6/27/2024

Warranty Deed Guide

Carroll County Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Carroll County compliant document last validated/updated 4/17/2024

Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Carroll County Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Carroll County compliant document last validated/updated 7/8/2024

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

Carroll County Clerk / Recorder

County Courthouse - 301 N Main St #203 / PO Box 152, Mt. Carroll, Illinois 61053

Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday

Phone: (815) 244-0223

Local jurisdictions located in Carroll County include:

  • Chadwick
  • Lanark
  • Milledgeville
  • Mount Carroll
  • Savanna
  • Shannon
  • Thomson

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

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Carroll 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 Carroll County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Carroll County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Illinois or Carroll 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 Carroll 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 warranty deed is a legal document used to transfer, or convey, rights in real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). This type of deed provides protection for the grantee by confirming that the grantor holds clear title to the real estate and has the right to sell the property to the grantee. This guarantee extends throughout the property's history. The grantor also warrants that they did not encumber the property in a way prohibiting transfer, and that the deed references all easements, restrictions, or other agreements of record that relate to the specific parcel of land.

A lawful warranty deed includes the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, mailing address, and vesting. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. For Illinois residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common, joint tenancy and tenancy by entirety. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more persons creates a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety is specified. (765 ILCS 1005/1, 1005/1c.).

As with any conveyance of real estate, warranty deeds require a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. All warranty deeds must comply with state and local recording standards.

Once acknowledged or proved and certified as provided, record the deed in the recorder's office in the county where such lands are located. If a warranty deed is acknowledged in Illinois, acknowledgements may be taken before a notary public, United States commissioner, county clerk, or any court, judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of such court. When they are taken before a notary public or United States commissioner, they must be attested by his or her official seal; and if taken before a judge or clerk of a court, the acknowledgements must be attested by the seal of the court (765 ILCS 5/20).

Include all relevant documents, affidavits, forms, and fees with the along with the deed for recording. Pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/31-10, documents conveying real property are subject to a documentary transfer tax. An Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration is required (35 ILCS 200/31-25), unless an exemption is claimed. See 35 ILCS 200/31-45 for a list of exemptions.

A Notarial Record Form is also required, unless an exemption is claimed. A list of exempt conveyances can be found on page 1 of the Notarial Record Form (5 ILCS 312/3-102). Some Illinois counties require a Plat Act Affidavit of Metes and Bounds pursuant to 765 ILCS 205/1 with all deeds, assuring that the land has not been divided or identifies specific types of division according to the plat act. Contact the local recorder with questions about supporting document requirements.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Consult an attorney for more details about warranty deeds or other issues related to the transfer of real property.

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

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