Berkshire County Grant Deed Forms (Massachusetts)

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Grant Deed

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

Grant Deed Form

Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/28/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/26/2024

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 12/18/2023

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Massachusetts or Berkshire 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.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Berkshire 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 type of files are the forms?

All of our Berkshire 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.

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 Berkshire County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Berkshire County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Berkshire County?

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

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas Covered by These Grant Deed Forms:

  • Berkshire County

Including:

  • Adams
  • Ashley Falls
  • Becket
  • Berkshire
  • Cheshire
  • Dalton
  • Drury
  • East Otis
  • Glendale
  • Great Barrington
  • Hinsdale
  • Housatonic
  • Lanesboro
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Lenox Dale
  • Mill River
  • Monterey
  • North Adams
  • North Egremont
  • Otis
  • Pittsfield
  • Richmond
  • Sandisfield
  • Savoy
  • Sheffield
  • South Egremont
  • South Lee
  • Southfield
  • Stockbridge
  • Tyringham
  • West Stockbridge
  • Williamstown
  • Windsor

What is the Massachusetts Grant Deed

Real estate conveyances in Massachusetts are governed under Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 183 and 184. While the statutes do not specifically mention grant deeds, they are still useful for conveying title to real property in the state.

A grant deed transfers the right, title, and interest in real estate from the grantor (seller) to the grantee (buyer). Grant deeds typically include explicit covenants that the grantor is seized of, or owns, the land granted, has the right to convey the land, and that the deed discloses every lien or encumbrance associated with the property.

In addition to meeting all state and local standards for recorded documents, a lawful deed identifies each grantor and grantee by name, address, and marital status (G.L.c. 183 sec. 6). State law requires that all land records contain information on how the grantee will hold title (G.L.c. 184 sec. 7). For Massachusetts 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 persons, regardless of marital status, is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless the deed expressly states otherwise (G.L.c. 184 sec. 7).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a grant deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. The deed must state the amount of the full consideration, or the total price paid by the grantee for the transfer (G.L.c. 183 sec. 6). Based on the consideration paid, the seller pays an excise tax (also known as a transfer tax or stamp tax) to the Registry of Deeds' office (G.L.c. 64D sec. 1,2).

Record the completed deed at the local County Registry of Deeds office. Some counties (Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester) are split into two or more recording districts. Make sure to record the deed in the correct recording district. If the deed pertains to registered land, submit the deed to the Registry District of the Land Court. Include all relevant affidavits, forms, and fees along with the deed for recording. For guidance related to supplemental documentation, speak with the local Registry of Deeds office.

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 Massachusetts.

(Massachusetts GD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Berkshire County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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