Muscatine County Grant Deed Form (Iowa)

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

Grant Deed Form

Muscatine County Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Muscatine County compliant document last validated/updated 7/12/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Muscatine County Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Muscatine County compliant document last validated/updated 7/15/2024

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Muscatine County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Muscatine County compliant document last validated/updated 7/9/2024

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

Muscatine County Recorder

414 East Third St, Suite 103, Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (563) 263-7741

Local jurisdictions located in Muscatine County include:

  • Atalissa
  • Conesville
  • Fruitland
  • Montpelier
  • Moscow
  • Muscatine
  • Nichols
  • Stockton
  • Welton
  • West Liberty
  • Wilton

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Iowa or Muscatine 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 Muscatine County Grant 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 grant deed is a legal document used to transfer, or convey, rights in real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). It contains implied covenants that the grantor has not previously sold the real property interest now being conveyed, and that the property is being conveyed without any undisclosed liens or encumbrances. Grant deeds typically do not require the grantor to defend claims against the title.

A lawful 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 Iowa residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is specifically created (Iowa Code 557.15). A transfer to a married couple vests as a joint tenancy, unless otherwise stated (Iowa Code 557.15(3)(a)).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a grant deed requires 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. Finally, the deed must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents.

Deeds in Iowa must be signed by the grantor. The acknowledgment (notary) of the deed, whether made within the State of Iowa, outside the state, outside the United States, or under federal authority, should comply with the provisions of chapter 9b of the Iowa Statutes. Once acknowledged, file it in the recorder's office for the county where the property is located.

Include all relevant documents, affidavits, forms, and fees with the along with the deed for recording. For example, most deeds require a Real Estate Transfer Groundwater Hazard Statement (Iowa Code Section 558.69). The local recording office can help determine which supplemental documentation, if any, is necessary for the transaction.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact an attorney with any questions about grant deeds, or for other issues related to the transfer of real property in Iowa.

(Iowa Grant Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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I would think that most TOD's would be from married couples. It would be real helpful to have a example of the I(we) block for married couples.

Why would I check or not check the "property is registered (torrents)"

Do I need a notarized signature of the Grantee

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