Livingston County Special Warranty Deed Form (Kentucky)

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

Special Warranty Deed Form

Livingston County Special Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Livingston County compliant document last validated/updated 4/3/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Livingston County Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Livingston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/10/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Livingston County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Livingston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/15/2024

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

Livingston County Clerk

335 Court St / PO Box 400, Smithland, Kentucky 42081

Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday; 8:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Friday

Phone: (270) 928-2162

Local jurisdictions located in Livingston County include:

  • Burna
  • Grand Rivers
  • Hampton
  • Ledbetter
  • Salem
  • Smithland
  • Tiline

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Kentucky or Livingston 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 Livingston 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.

Real property conveyances are governed by Chapter 382 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Special warranty deeds are statutory under KRS 382.040 and transfer ownership of real property from the grantor (the seller) to the grantee (the buyer) with limited warranties of title. They provide guarantees that the grantor is the true owner of the property, has the legal right to convey it, and will defend the title against any claims originating from the time they owned the property. However, the grantor does not guarantee that there are no other title defects before they owned it, so this type of deed offers more protection for the grantor, and less for the grantee.

A lawful special warranty deed includes the names and addresses of each grantor and grantee. Kentucky requires all recorded documents or documents affecting a change in property ownership to contain information on how the grantee will hold title. For 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 otherwise specified. Tenancy by entirety is a vesting option available to married couples only (KRS 381.050(1)).

Provide a complete legal description of the property and the source of the current grantor's title. The deed must also include the preparer's name, address, and signature (KRS 382.335), and the in-care-of tax address (KRS 382.110(2)). State law also stipulates either listing the full amount of consideration exchanged for the transfer, or, if nominal or no consideration has been exchanged, the fair cash value of the property (KRS 385.135). The county assesses a transfer tax on the consideration, due at the time of recording, unless the transaction is exempt under KRS 142.050.

Finally, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents, which may vary from county to county. Confirm these requirements with the local recording office.

Both the grantor and grantee must sign the deed in front of a notary for the deed to be recorded (KRS 382.130). Submit the completed deed, along with any supplemental documentation necessary for the specific transaction, to the county clerk's office of the county in which the property is situated (KRS 382.110(1)). Recording preserves the ownership history of the property and provides public notice of the transfer, which protects both the grantor and the grantee from claims based on false information.

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

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

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