Clay County Special Warranty Deed Form (Tennessee)

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

Special Warranty Deed Form

Clay County Special Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Clay County compliant document last validated/updated 7/10/2024

Special Warranty Deed Guide

Clay County Special Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Clay County compliant document last validated/updated 4/23/2024

Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Clay County Completed Example of the Special Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Clay County compliant document last validated/updated 5/1/2024

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

Clay County Register of Deeds

145 Cordell Hull Dr, Celina, Tennessee 38551

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (931) 243-3298

Local jurisdictions located in Clay County include:

  • Celina
  • Moss

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Tennessee or Clay 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 Clay 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.

In Tennessee, title to real property can be transferred from one party to another using a special warranty deed. When recorded, a special warranty deed conveys an interest in real property to the named grantee with limited warranties of title.

In Tennessee, special warranty deeds are statutory. They must use the term "convey," as well as contain specific covenant language that the grantor is "seized and possessed of this land, and [has] a right to convey it." The deed warrants "the title against all persons claiming under [him or her]" (T.C.A. 66-5-103(1)(B)). This means that the deed will not protect the grantee against title issues that arose prior to the time the grantor acquired title.

A lawful special warranty deed includes the grantor's full name, mailing address, and marital status, the consideration given for the transfer, and the grantee's full name, marital status, vesting, and mailing address. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Generally, real property is owned in either sole ownership or in co-ownership. For Tennessee residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common and tenancy by entirety. A conveyance of real estate to two or more persons creates a tenancy in common. Married couples have the option to vests as tenants by entirety. T.C.A. 66-1-107 abolishes survivorship in joint tenancy. Consult a lawyer for questions regarding joint tenancy and/or survivorship rights in Tennessee.

As with any conveyance of realty, a special warranty 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 deed must be acknowledged by the grantor (and his or her spouse, if applicable) in the presence of a notary. Finally, the deed must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents.

Record the original completed deed, along with any additional materials, at the recorder's office in the county where the property is located. Recordation taxes are due upon recording. See 67-4-409 for exemptions. Refer to the same statute and contact the appropriate recorder's office for information on up-to-date fees.

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

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