Clay County Grant Deed Form (Missouri)

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

Grant Deed Form

Clay County Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Clay County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Clay County Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Clay County compliant document last validated/updated 5/1/2024

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Clay County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

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

The following Missouri and Clay County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

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

Clay County Recorder of Deeds

1 Courthouse Square, Liberty, Missouri 64068

Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 M-F / Recording until 4:00

Phone: (816) 407-3550

Annex Office

1901 NE 48th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64118

Hours: 8:00 - 1:30 & 2:30 - 5:00 M-F / Recording until 4:00

Phone: (816) 407-3450

Local jurisdictions located in Clay County include:

  • Excelsior Springs
  • Holt
  • Kansas City
  • Kearney
  • Liberty
  • Missouri City
  • Mosby
  • Smithville

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Missouri or Clay 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 Clay 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.

A grant deed in Missouri can be used to convey real property. The words "grant, bargain, and sell," when used in a conveyance, are construed to include the following expressed covenants from the grantor to the grantee: (1) That the grantor was, at the time of execution of the conveyance, seized of an indefeasible estate in fee simple of the premises being granted, (2) That such real estate was, at the time of execution of the conveyance, free from encumbrances done or suffered by the grantor or any person under whom he claims, and (3) For further assurances of such real estate to be made by the grantor and his heirs to the grantee and his heirs and assigns (442.420). Grant deeds will pass the after-acquired title of the grantor unless a different intention is expressed in the deed (442.430).

A conveyance of land by grant deed should be executed in writing, signed by the grantor, and acknowledged or proved in the manner prescribed by Missouri Revised Statutes. Grant deeds recorded in St. Louis City should be signed by all parties. The officer taking acknowledgements or proof should have a certificate of acknowledgment or proof endorsed on the deed (442.180).Grant deeds that are acknowledged or proved within Missouri can be done so before a court or judge having seal, a justice or clerk of such court, or by a notary public. If acknowledged or proved outside of Missouri but within the United States, acknowledgments can be taken before any of the officers listed in section 442.150 of the Missouri Statutes (442.150).

Every grant deed or other instrument in writing that conveys any real estate, or whereby any real estate is affected, in law or in equity, and is proved or acknowledged and certified according to law, should be recorded in the office of the county recorder in the county where the property is located (442.380). Once a grant deed has been recorded in the manner prescribed by law it will, from the time of filing with the county recorder, impart notice to all persons of the contents thereof and all subsequent purchasers and mortgagees are deemed, in law and in equity, to purchase with notice (442.390). A grant deed will not be valid, except between the parties thereto, and those who have actual notice thereof, until it has been deposited for record with the county recorder (442.400).

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

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