My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

North Carolina Special Warranty Deed

Real property can be transferred in North Carolina by using a special warranty deed. This type of deed does not have the same warranties of title contained in a general warranty deed. The North Carolina General Statutes do not offer a statutory form for real estate deeds. The grantor in a special warranty deed offers the following covenants to the grantee: (1) that the grantor has done nothing to encumber the title, and (2) that the grantor will warrant and defend such title against the lawful claims of all persons claiming by, through, or under the grantor.

North Carolina requires strict compliance with the statutory acknowledgment provisions in order for documents to be recorded and to provide constructive notice. Before it can be accepted for recording by a register of deeds, a special warranty deed must be signed by the grantor and properly acknowledged before an officer authorized by the state of North Carolina to take acknowledgments of deeds. The individual form for an acknowledgment by a grantor in 47 38 of the North Carolina General Statutes is sufficient to use for a special warranty deed acknowledged within the state. If a special warranty deed has been executed and acknowledged in a state other than North Carolina, the deed will be valid to record in this state, but it must conform to North Carolina law.

The recording statute in North Carolina is a pure race statute, which means that the first document recorded will have priority. A conveyance of land will not be valid to pass any property interest as against a lien creditor or purchaser for valuable consideration from the donor, bargainer, or lesser until it is registered in the county where the land lies. If the land is situated in more than one county, the deed must be recorded in each such county. Unless it is stated otherwise on the special warranty deed or on a separate registered instrument executed by the party whose priority interest is adversely affected, instruments that have been registered in the office of the register of deeds will have priority based on the order of registration. If registered simultaneously, priority will be determined by the earliest document number set forth on the registered instrument or on the sequential book and page number if there is no document number ( 47 18).

Deeds.com North Carolina Special Warranty Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Monday April 15, 2019

4.7 out of 5 (477 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


Steven M. said: They always get me the information I need, in a timely manner.

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


ELIZABETH A P. said: THE FORMS WERE GOOD, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. NICE TO BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THEM INSTANTLY. LIKED THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO JOIN ANYTHING WITH ONGOING FEES.

Reply from Staff: Thank you Elizabeth, have a great day!


Margaret S. said: Forms & Guide easy to use. It would have been helpful if the counties with identical form packages were identified. I bought two packages when I could have used one.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback Margaret. We have processed a refund for one of your payments. Have a great day.


Denise G. said: It was so easy to locate and download all the forms I needed. Saved so much time.

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Ben F. said: My initial review during download and before reading the guide and forms looks promising.

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Susan K. said: Very helpful; information included on the form explanations about Colorado laws in regards to beneficiary deeds helped us understand the issues involved.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Select County where the property is located.

North Carolina Special Warranty Deed Form