Kent County Grant Deed Form (Maryland)

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

Grant Deed Form

Kent County Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Kent County compliant document last validated/updated 6/28/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Kent County Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Kent County compliant document last validated/updated 3/29/2024

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Kent County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Kent County compliant document last validated/updated 6/28/2024

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

Kent County Circuit Court Clerk

103 North Cross St, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: 410-778-7460 and 7415

Local jurisdictions located in Kent County include:

  • Betterton
  • Chestertown
  • Galena
  • Kennedyville
  • Massey
  • Millington
  • Rock Hall
  • Still Pond
  • Worton

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maryland or Kent 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 Kent 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.

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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