A grant deed must meet the statutory requirements for a conveyance of real property in Oklahoma.
A grant deed is used to transfer title to real property. It offers more protection than a quitclaim deed, but is not as protective as a warranty deed. In a grant deed, the grantor warrants that he or she has not previously conveyed the estate being granted and has not encumbered the property except as may be noted in the deed. This type of deed will also convey after-acquired property unless a different intention is noted in the deed.
A county recorder in Oklahoma cannot receive a grant deed for recordation unless it has been executed and acknowledged in compliance with Oklahoma statutory laws. The recording of an instrument that has not been properly executed and acknowledged will not be effective for any purpose (16 26). An individual form for acknowledgment should be in substantially the same form as provided in the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts or in the form presented in 16-33 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Every acknowledgment must be under seal of the officer taking acknowledgments. When taken within this state, acknowledgments can be made before a notary public, county clerk, clerk of a district or county court, or a county judge. Acknowledgments taken out-of-state can be taken before any of the officers listed in 16 35 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
A conveyance of real property that is acknowledged or proved, certified, and recorded with the register of deeds will serve as constructive notice of the contents thereof to subsequent purchasers, mortgagees, encumbrancers, or creditors from the time it is filed with the register of deeds for recording (16 16). No acknowledgment or recording is necessary to the validity of a grant deed as between the parties to the deed. However, a grant deed will not be valid against third persons unless the deed is acknowledged and recorded as provided by statute (16 15). Real estate deeds are recorded with the county recorder in the county where the property is located. When real property is situated in more than one county and the deed has been recorded in either of such counties, a certified copy of the recorded deed may be recorded in the other county and it will be as if the original had been recorded (16 43).
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