Lancaster County Special Warranty Deed Forms (Pennsylvania)

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Special Warranty Deed

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

Special Warranty Deed

Special Warranty Deed

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/20/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/1/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 11/28/2023

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Pennsylvania or Lancaster 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.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Lancaster 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Lancaster 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.

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 Lancaster County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Lancaster County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Lancaster County?

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

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas Covered by These Special Warranty Deed Forms:

  • Lancaster County

Including:

  • Adamstown
  • Akron
  • Bainbridge
  • Bart
  • Bausman
  • Bird In Hand
  • Blue Ball
  • Bowmansville
  • Brownstown
  • Christiana
  • Columbia
  • Conestoga
  • Denver
  • Drumore
  • East Earl
  • East Petersburg
  • Elizabethtown
  • Elm
  • Ephrata
  • Gap
  • Goodville
  • Gordonville
  • Holtwood
  • Hopeland
  • Intercourse
  • Kinzers
  • Kirkwood
  • Lampeter
  • Lancaster
  • Landisville
  • Leola
  • Lititz
  • Manheim
  • Marietta
  • Martindale
  • Maytown
  • Millersville
  • Mount Joy
  • Mountville
  • Narvon
  • New Holland
  • New Providence
  • Paradise
  • Peach Bottom
  • Penryn
  • Pequea
  • Quarryville
  • Reamstown
  • Refton
  • Reinholds
  • Rheems
  • Ronks
  • Silver Spring
  • Smoketown
  • Stevens
  • Strasburg
  • Talmage
  • Terre Hill
  • Washington Boro
  • West Willow
  • Willow Street
  • Witmer

What is the Pennsylvania Special Warranty Deed

A real estate deed is used to transfer title to real property in Pennsylvania. The statutory form of a real estate deed is offered in 21 P.S. 1 and can be tailored for a special warranty deed. In a conveyance of real estate in this state, the words "grant and convey" or either one of those words will be effective to pass a fee simple title to the premises conveyed to the grantee, if the grantor possess such a title (21 P.S. 2). Further, the words "grant and convey" also imply the following covenants: That the grantor was seized of an indefeasible estate in fee simple of the property conveyed, free from encumbrances done or suffered by the grantor, and also for quiet enjoyment against the grantor, his heirs, and assigns, unless limited by express words in the deed (21 P.S. 4). A covenant from a grantor that he "will warrant specially the property hereby conveyed" will be construed to be a covenant from the grantor that he will warrant and forever defend the said property, and every part thereof, unto the said grantee, his heirs, personal representatives, and assigns against the lawful claims and demands of the grantor and all persons claiming or to claim by, through, or under the grantor (21 P.S. 6).

A special warranty deed cannot be recorded until it has been signed and acknowledged by the grantor or grantors (21 P.S. 42). A special warranty deed can be acknowledged in Pennsylvania before a judge of a court of record, a clerk or deputy clerk of a court having seal, a recorder of deeds, a notary public, or a justice of the peace (21 P.S. 291.2). The special warranty deed, after being duly acknowledged, either in Pennsylvania or in another state, must have a certificate of acknowledgment by an officer under seal (21 P.S. 46). Acknowledgments of deeds can be taken in other states, and the deed will be valid as if it has been made, acknowledged or proved in the proper county where the land is situated. A special warranty deed that has been executed and acknowledged out of state must be proved and acknowledged in accordance with 21 P.S. 41 in order to be recorded in Pennsylvania.

All deeds wherein it is the intention of the party executing the deed to grant, bargain, sell, and convey any land situated in Pennsylvania, upon being acknowledged by the party executing the deed or proved according to law, should be recorded in the Register of Deeds office in the county where the land is located. A special warranty deed that is not acknowledged or proved and recorded will be fraudulent and void as to any subsequent bona fide purchaser, mortgagee, or holder of any judgment, duly entered in the Register of Deeds office of the county where the land is situated, without actual or constructive notice, unless such deed or instrument of writing has been recorded as required before the recording of the deed, conveyance, or entry of judgment under which such subsequent purchaser, mortgagee, or judgment creditor shall claim (21 P.S. 351). The legal effect of recording a special warranty deed is to provide constructive notice to subsequent purchasers, mortgagees, and/or judgment creditors of the parties to the agreement (21 P.S.357).

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