Minnehaha County Grant Deed Form (South Dakota)

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

Grant Deed Form

Minnehaha County Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Minnehaha County compliant document last validated/updated 2/27/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Minnehaha County Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Minnehaha County compliant document last validated/updated 10/25/2023

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Minnehaha County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Minnehaha County compliant document last validated/updated 3/20/2024

The following South Dakota and Minnehaha County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

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

Minnehaha County Register of Deeds

Administration Bldg - 415 North Dakota, 1st floor, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104-2465

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Phone: (605) 367-4223

Local jurisdictions located in Minnehaha County include:

  • Baltic
  • Brandon
  • Colton
  • Crooks
  • Dell Rapids
  • Garretson
  • Hartford
  • Humboldt
  • Lyons
  • Renner
  • Sioux Falls
  • Valley Springs

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by South Dakota or Minnehaha 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 Minnehaha County Grant 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 South Dakota, title to real property can be transferred from one party to another by executing a grant deed. Use a grant deed to transfer title with the implied covenants that guarantee that the title is free of any encumbrances (except for those stated in the deed) and that the grantor holds an interest in the property and is free to convey it (43-25-10). The word "grant" in the conveyancing clause transfers fee simple title (SDCL 43-25-10).

Grant deeds offer the grantee (buyer) more protection than quitclaim deeds, but less than warranty deeds. A grant deed differs from a quitclaim deed in that the latter offers no warranty of title, and only conveys any interest that the grantor may have in the subject estate. A warranty deed offers more surety than a grant deed because it requires the grantor to defend against claims to the title.

A lawful grant deed includes the grantor's full name, mailing address, and marital status; the consideration given for the transfer; 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 South Dakota residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. A conveyance of real estate to two or more persons creates a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is expressly created (43-2-11 et seq).

As with any conveyance of realty, a grant 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. The completed deed must be acknowledged by the grantor (and his or her spouse, if applicable) in the presence of a notary. Finally, the document must meet all state and local standards of form and content for documents pertaining to real property in South Dakota. See SDCL 43-28-23.

A transfer fee is levied based on the consideration paid. Pursuant to SDCL 43-4-23, if the transfer is exempt from the transfer fee, the deed should cite any exemption claimed. A list of exemptions can be found at 43-4-22. Real estate transfer fees are due upon recording, unless an exemption is claimed. Contact the appropriate Register of Deeds office for up-to-date information on transfer fees. The deed must also be recorded with a Certificate of Real Estate Value (SDCL 7-9-7(4)).

Record the original completed deed, along with any additional materials, at the Register of Deeds office in the county where the property is located. Contact the appropriate Register of Deeds to verify accepted forms of payment.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a South Dakota lawyer with any questions related to grant deeds or the transfer of real property.

(South Dakota GD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Minnehaha County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

Save Time and Money

Get your Minnehaha County Grant Deed form done right the first time with Deeds.com Uniform Conveyancing Blanks. At Deeds.com, we understand that your time and money are valuable resources, and we don't want you to face a penalty fee or rejection imposed by a county recorder for submitting nonstandard documents. We constantly review and update our forms to meet rapidly changing state and county recording requirements for roughly 3,500 counties and local jurisdictions.

4.8 out of 5 - ( 4350 Reviews )

Thomas R.

June 21st, 2024

First time user. Was pleased with the easy of use and the step-by-step directions provided by the website.

Reply from Staff

We are motivated by your feedback to continue delivering excellence. Thank you!

Kim B.

June 21st, 2024

The package was extremely helpful and provided everything I needed to complete this for my mom- I highly recommend their service!

Reply from Staff

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

James A.

June 18th, 2024

Very easy to navigate and start your process.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your positive words! We’re thrilled to hear about your experience.

Donna P.

September 20th, 2020

Your documents were very helpful. I went ahead and filled in all the info for the Release of Lien document. It was easy to do with your example. I had all the necessary info such as plot numbers, etc. for the property and everything fit nicely onto the document. It has been notorized and mailed. My grandparents' Victorian home has new owners who love it and has paid it off. Yeah!!!

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Kevin C.

August 10th, 2022

Nice site but $30 to download a blank form is a bit much.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Mary H.

July 27th, 2022

Great source for forms acceptable to the county.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Seth T.

January 8th, 2019

THE BEST WEBSITE I HAVE EVER SEEN FOR LEGAL DOCUMENTS!!! THANKS

Reply from Staff

Thanks Seth, we appreciate your feedback.

Roy Y.

February 7th, 2019

I paid for and received the form for a Quit Claim Deed. Hoping it is the form I need to complete my transaction.
Thank you for making it possible to obtain the form I was in need of.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback Roy. We appreciate it!

Frank G B.

December 21st, 2019

site is very helpful and easy to use.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Robert D L.

July 31st, 2023

Found the forms to be very easy to use, instructions very clear and helpful. Recording office was surprised the forms were exactly what they required. Thank you

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Martha G.

January 7th, 2020

Well-designed site. Incredibly easy to find what I needed, very reasonable cost.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Linda G.

August 22nd, 2021

I like it so far- now I just need to complete my filing in the County seat!

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

michael o.

July 17th, 2019

After trying to get help locally I found your website. Very easy

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Lucille F.

December 9th, 2019

Instructions very detailed and clear.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Keith K.

October 21st, 2022

More expensive that I would have thought.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!