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Cecil County Grant Deed Form Page 1

Grant Deed Form - Cecil County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 10/16/2020


Cecil County Grant Deed Guide Page 1

Grant Deed Guide - Cecil County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/21/2020


Cecil County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document - Cecil County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 10/2/2020


*The Following Maryland and Cecil County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Affidavit of Residency

Affidavit of Residency

If the seller is a resident of Maryland, he or she is exempt from the tax withholding requirement. This form certifies Maryland residency.


Intake sheet

Intake sheet

A completed intake sheet is required with every land instrument submitted for recordation in Maryland. Instructions are provided on a separate sheet.


Income Tax Withholding for Non Resident Sale of Real Property

Income Tax Withholding for Non Resident Sale of Real Property

If the seller is a nonresident individual or entity and transferring an interest in real property in Maryland, he or she must file this form along with the deed, unless the transaction is otherwise exempt from the income tax withholding requirement.


Transfer Tax Rates and Exemptions

Transfer Tax Rates and Exemptions

This excerpt from the Maryland statutes explains the transfer tax and lists exemptions on pp. 6-7. For current local tax rates, consult the list on the Maryland Department of Taxation website (under Tax & Assessment).


Homestead Tax Credit

Homestead Tax Credit

The Homestead Tax Credit law limits the amount of assessment increase on which eligible resident homeowners actually pay county, municipal, and State property taxes each year. This credit can have a significant impact on your real estate taxes regardless of your property’s value or your income level. If the property is used as your principal residence, you are strongly encouraged to complete this application.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

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


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Areas covered by these Grant Deed Forms:

  • Cecil County

Including:

  • Cecilton
  • Charlestown
  • Chesapeake City
  • Childs
  • Colora
  • Conowingo
  • Earleville
  • Elk Mills
  • Elkton
  • Georgetown
  • North East
  • Perry Point
  • Perryville
  • Port Deposit
  • Rising Sun
  • Warwick

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What is the Maryland Grant Deed?

Grant deeds are statutory under the Maryland Code, Real Property, section 4-202. By using the word "grant," the grantor (owner) warrants to the grantee (buyer) that at the time of execution of the deed, he is in lawful possession of the land granted by the deed (Md. Code, Real Prop. 2-107) but does not warrant that he will defend title claims [1].

A lawful grant deed identifies the names, addresses, and marital status of each grantor and grantee, and information on how the grantee will hold title. For Maryland residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless expressly stated otherwise (Md. Code, Real Prop. 2-117). In the case of a married couple, a tenancy by the entirety is automatically created (Md. Code, Real Prop. 4-108).

Include the source of title, a complete legal description of the property (Md. Code, Real Prop. 4--101), and a certificate of preparation (Md. Code, Real Prop. 3-104(f)(1)) in the deed. Submit a completed intake sheet along with the deed when recording (Md. Code, Real Prop. 3-104). Other supplemental documents may include an affidavit of residency or whatever else is necessary for the specific transfer. Consult the local recording office with questions.

A transfer tax is imposed on most deeds (Md. Code, Tax Prop. 13-202). Exemptions from the transfer tax can be found at (Md. Code, Tax Prop. 13-207(a)). As a prerequisite to recording, grant deeds must be endorsed with the certificate of the collector of taxes of the county where the property is assessed.

To be recorded, a grant deed must be signed by the grantor, and the signature must be acknowledged. Witnesses are not required for conveyances of real estate in Maryland. The deed must be executed and recorded in order to provide notice of the transfer.

A grant deed should be recorded in the county where the property is located. If the land is in more than one county, the deed should be recorded in all such counties (Md. Code, Real Prop. 3-103). The circuit court in the county where the property is located is responsible for recordings deeds.

In addition to the content requirements set forth by statute, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. These may vary from county to county, so contact the local recording office with questions.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. Contact a lawyer with questions about grant deeds or transfers of real property in Maryland.

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