Josephine County Special Warranty Deed Form (Oregon)

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

Special Warranty Deed Form

Josephine County Special Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Josephine County compliant document last validated/updated 5/21/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Josephine County Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Josephine County compliant document last validated/updated 5/29/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Josephine County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Josephine County compliant document last validated/updated 4/12/2024

The following Oregon and Josephine County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

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

Josephine County Clerk

Courthouse - 500 NW 6th St, Rm 170 / PO Box 69, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 / 97528

Hours: 8:30 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00 M-F

Phone: (541) 474-5240

Local jurisdictions located in Josephine County include:

  • Cave Junction
  • Grants Pass
  • Kerby
  • Merlin
  • Murphy
  • O Brien
  • Selma
  • Wilderville
  • Williams
  • Wolf Creek

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Oregon or Josephine 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 Josephine 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.

A special warranty deed can be used to convey title to real property in Oregon. A statutory form for this real estate deed is provided in ORS 93.855. A deed that is substantially in the form prescribed by statute will have the same effect as a warranty deed in Oregon, except that the covenant of freedom from encumbrances is limited to those encumbrances done or suffered by the grantor. Additionally, the covenant of warranty is limited to read "That the grantor warrants and will defend the title to the property against all persons who may lawfully claim the same by, through, or under the grantor." If the grantor in a special warranty deed wants to exclude any encumbrances or other interests from the scope of the covenants, such exclusions must be expressly set forth in the deed (93.855). The statutory form for a special warranty deed is not mandatory. Other forms are permissive and may be used for a conveyance of real property.

Before a special warranty deed can be considered for recordation by a county clerk, it is required to be signed by the grantor and acknowledged before any judge of the Supreme Court, circuit judge, county judge, justice of the peace, or notary public within the state of Oregon. No seal of the grantor, corporate or otherwise, is required to be on the deed (93.410). A county recorder will not accept an instrument for recording if it does not contain the original signatures of the person executing the deed and the original signature of the officer before whom the acknowledgment was made (93.804). A mandatory statement, provided in the Oregon Revised Statutes 93.040, is required to be included in a special warranty deed.

An unrecorded special warranty deed will be valid between the parties to the deed, but will not provide notice to third parties. In order to provide constructive notice of the contents, a special warranty deed should be recorded in the office of the county clerk in the county where the property is located. A special warranty deed that has not been recorded as provided by law is void as against a subsequent purchaser in good faith and for a valuable consideration of the same real property, or portion thereof, whose conveyance is first filed for record, and as against the heirs and assigns of such subsequent purchaser (93.640).

(Oregon SWD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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