Jefferson County Special Warranty Deed Form (Indiana)

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

Special Warranty Deed Form

Jefferson County Special Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 4/4/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Jefferson County Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 4/29/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Jefferson County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 5/1/2024

When using these Special Warranty Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Jefferson County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Jefferson County Recorder

300 East Main, # 104, Madison , Indiana 47250

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: (812) 265-8902, 8903, 8904

Local jurisdictions located in Jefferson County include:

  • Canaan
  • Deputy
  • Dupont
  • Hanover
  • Madison

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?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Jefferson 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Indiana or Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.

Although the Indiana Revised Code does not offer a statutory form for a special warranty deed, the statutes do contain language that is sufficient for a conveyance of real estate in fee simple (32-17-1-2). A special warranty deed, though it generally contains warranties of title, offers less protection for the buyer than a warranty deed. The grantor in a special warranty deed offers covenants pertaining only to the grantor's period of ownership. A grant deed that is worded according to 32-17-1-2 will contain the following covenants from the grantor and the grantor's heirs and personal representatives: (1) that the grantor is lawfully seized of the premises; (2) has good right to convey the premises; (3) guarantees the quiet possession of the premises; (4) guarantees that the premises are free from all encumbrances; and (5) will warrant and defend the title to the premises against the lawful claims of those claiming under the grantor (32-17-1-2).

In order to submit a special warranty deed to a county recorder in Indiana, it must be dated and signed, sealed, and acknowledged by the grantor. If a special warranty deed does not contain a proper acknowledgement, it can be proved before any of the officers listed in 32-21-2-3 of the Indiana Revised Code. Acknowledgements can be taken in the county where the deed is to be recorded, or in another county in Indiana, or in another state. If the deed is acknowledged in another county or state, it must be certified by the clerk of the circuit court in the county and state where the officer resides and must also be attested by the seal of that court (32-21-2-4). Acknowledgements taken before an officer having an official seal that is attested by the officer's official seal will be sufficient without a certificate. The certificate of acknowledgment, if required, should be written on the deed or attached to it and recorded with it (32-21-2-9). Unless the certificate of acknowledgement is recorded with the deed, the deed may not be received or read in evidence (32-21-2-11).

Special warranty deeds should be recorded with the county recorder in the county where the property is located. Unless a conveyance is made by deed and recorded within the time and manner provided by Indiana Statutes, the deed or other conveyance of real property is not valid and effectual against any person other than the grantor, the grantor's heirs and devisees, and those with notice of the conveyance (32-21-3-3). The priority of instruments is determined by the order in which they are filed by the county recorder.

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

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