A grant deed in Vermont must meet the statutory requirements for a conveyance of real property. This type of deed can be used to transfer title to real property. The grantor in a grant deed warrants that he or she has not previously conveyed the estate being granted and also that he or she has done no act to encumber the property except as may be noted in the deed. A grant deed generally conveys the grantor's after-acquired title. Vermont does not have a statutory form for a grant deed. Common law legal language should be used in the creation of the deed.
A grant deed is required to be signed and acknowledged by the grantor before it can be recorded. Acknowledgments can be taken before a town clerk, notary public, master, county clerk, or judge or register of probate before the deed is recorded in the town where the land subject to the deed is located. An acknowledgment before a notary public will be valid without an official seal being affixed to the notary's signature ( 341a). If a grant deed is acknowledged out-of-state according to the laws of such state, the deed will be valid in Vermont as though acknowledgments were taken before a proper officer in the state ( 379).
Land records in Vermont are not handled at a county level. Real estate deeds are recorded in the town or city where the property is located. A grant deed will not be effective to hold such lands against any person but the grantor and his or her heirs, unless the deed or other conveyance is acknowledged and recorded ( 342). Recording a grant deed imparts constructive notice of the contents of the instrument.
Deeds.com Vermont Grant Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Friday November 17, 2017