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Michigan - Saint Clair County Grant Deed Forms

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Grant Deed
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Saint Clair County
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All Saint Clair County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:


Saint Clair County Grant Deed Form Page 1

Grant Deed Form - Saint Clair County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 11/18/2022

Saint Clair County Grant Deed Guide Page 1

Grant Deed Guide - Saint Clair County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 11/10/2022

Saint Clair County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document - Saint Clair County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 11/18/2022

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 Michigan or Saint Clair 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?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Saint Clair County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Saint Clair County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Saint Clair County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Saint Clair 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:

  • Saint Clair County

Including:

  • Algonac
  • Allenton
  • Anchorville
  • Avoca
  • Capac
  • Casco
  • Columbus
  • East China
  • Emmett
  • Fair Haven
  • Fort Gratiot
  • Goodells
  • Harsens Island
  • Jeddo
  • Marine City
  • Marysville
  • Memphis
  • North Street
  • Port Huron
  • Saint Clair
  • Smiths Creek
  • Yale

What is the Michigan Grant Deed?

Real property conveyances are governed by Chapter 565 of the Michigan Legislature, but grant deeds are not statutory forms in Michigan.

Grant deeds convey property from the grantor (generally the owner) to the grantee (generally the purchaser), with the guarantee that the grantor has not previously sold the real property interest being conveyed to the grantee, and that the property is without any liens or encumbrances, except for those specified in the deed.

Compared to a statutory warranty deed, grant deeds offer less protection to the grantee as they do not require the grantor to defend the title claims. However, they still offer more protection than a statutory quitclaim deed, guaranteeing that the owner does have a valid ownership interest in the property.

In addition to meeting all state and local standards for recorded documents, a lawful deed must include the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's name, marital status, address, and vesting (MCL 565.201). Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. For Michigan 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 a joint tenancy is declared. Transfers to a married couple create a tenancy by the entirety (MCL 554.43-45).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a grant deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel, the source of title, and a statement of the full consideration given for the transaction. If the consideration reported is nominal or not disclosed, file a Real Estate Transfer Tax Valuation Affidavit (form 2705) with the local Register of Deeds. This is important, as the value of the transfer must be known in order to calculate transfer tax (MCL 207.525).

In all cases where real estate is transferred, file a Property Transfer Affidavit (form 2766) to ensure correct assessment for tax purposes. The new owner must file in the municipality where the property is located within 45 days of transfer (MCL 207.504, 207.525).

In Michigan, a deed cannot be recorded unless it has been acknowledged (MCL 565.47). Recording preserves a clear chain of title for the property and provides public notice of the transfer. This protects both the grantor and the grantee from claims based on inaccurate information. Any deed executed within the state must be acknowledged before a judge, clerk of a court of record, or a notary public of the same state (MCL 565.8). If the deed is executed in another state, it may be acknowledged according to the laws of that state (MCL 565.9).

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 for any other issues related to transfers of real property in Michigan.

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