Grafton County Special Warranty Deed Form (New Hampshire)

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

Special Warranty Deed Form

Grafton County Special Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Grafton County compliant document last validated/updated 5/23/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Grafton County Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Grafton County compliant document last validated/updated 6/20/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Grafton County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Grafton County compliant document last validated/updated 4/5/2024

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

Registry of Deeds

3855 Dartmouth College Highway / Box 4, North Haverhill, New Hampshire 03774

Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm M-F / Recording until 3:30 PM

Phone: (603) 787-6921

Local jurisdictions located in Grafton County include:

  • Ashland
  • Bath
  • Bethlehem
  • Bristol
  • Campton
  • Canaan
  • Enfield
  • Enfield Center
  • Etna
  • Franconia
  • Glencliff
  • Grafton
  • Hanover
  • Haverhill
  • Hebron
  • Holderness
  • Lebanon
  • Lincoln
  • Lisbon
  • Littleton
  • Lyme
  • Lyme Center
  • Monroe
  • North Haverhill
  • North Woodstock
  • Orford
  • Piermont
  • Pike
  • Plymouth
  • Rumney
  • Stinson Lake
  • Sugar Hill
  • Thornton
  • Warren
  • Waterville Valley
  • Wentworth
  • West Lebanon
  • Woodstock
  • Woodsville

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

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

Can the Special Warranty 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 Grafton County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Grafton County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Hampshire or Grafton 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 Grafton County Special Warranty 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.

In New Hampshire, real property can be transferred from one party to another by executing a special warranty deed.

Special warranty deeds transfer fee simple title with limited covenants. The grantor promises that he or she holds title to the property in fee simple; that the property is free from encumbrances, except those noted in the deed; and that the grantor and his heirs and assigns will warrant and defend the property against the lawful claims and demands of all persons claiming by, through, or under the grantor, but none other.

Unlike a warranty deed under RSA 477:27, a special warranty deed only guarantees the title against claims that arose during the time the grantor held title to the property. A quitclaim deed under RSA 477:28 makes the same guarantee, but it does not guarantee that the grantor is seized of the property in fee simple. Special warranty deeds are valid, but not statutory in New Hampshire.

A lawful special warranty deed includes the grantor's full name, mailing address, and marital status, and the grantee's full name, mailing address, marital status, and vesting. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Generally, real property is owned in either sole ownership or in co-ownership.

For New Hampshire residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is expressly stated (RSA 477:18).

As with any conveyance of realty, a special warranty deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the prior deed reference to maintain a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. Include a spousal waiver of interest under RSA 148:5-a, if applicable. The deed must meet all state and county standards of form and content for recorded documents.

Sign the deed in the presence of a notary public or other authorized official. For a valid transfer, record the deed at the recording office in the county where the property is located. Contact the same office to confirm accepted forms of payment.

A Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration of Consideration must be filed for both the grantor and grantee (RSA 78-B:1). Contact the local assessor's office to determine the appropriate version of the form.

The grantee must file an original Form PA-34, Inventory of Property Transfer, with the Department of Revenue Administration within 30 days of recording of the deed, and also file a copy of the PA-34 with the local assessing official of the municipality where the property is located (RSA 74:18).

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. Contact an attorney with questions about using special warranty deeds, or for any other issues regarding transfers of real property in New Hampshire.

(New Hampshire SWD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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