Skagit County Grant Deed Form (Washington)

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

Grant Deed Form

Skagit County Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Skagit County compliant document last validated/updated 7/9/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Skagit County Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Skagit County compliant document last validated/updated 7/3/2024

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Skagit County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Skagit County compliant document last validated/updated 3/21/2024

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

Skagit County Auditor: Recording

Admin. Bldg. - 700 S 2nd St, Rm 201 / PO Box 1306, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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

Phone: (360) 416-1704

Local jurisdictions located in Skagit County include:

  • Anacortes
  • Bow
  • Burlington
  • Clearlake
  • Concrete
  • Conway
  • Hamilton
  • La Conner
  • Lyman
  • Marblemount
  • Mount Vernon
  • Rockport
  • Sedro Woolley

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Washington or Skagit 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 Skagit 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 Washington State, title to real property can be transferred from one party to another using a grant deed. Use a grant deed to transfer title with assurances that the grantor has not previously conveyed the estate and that he or she has not encumbered the property, except for any restrictions noted in the deed. The word "grant" typically signifies a grant deed, but it is not a statutory form in Washington.

Grant deeds offer the buyers (grantees) 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 an interest that the grantor may have in the subject estate. Grant deeds, on the other hand, contain the implicit assurance that the grantor has actual rights to the title, as well as the authority to transfer those rights to someone else.

In addition to meeting all state and local standards for recorded documents, lawful grant deeds include 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 titled in either sole ownership or in co-ownership. For Washington residential property, the primary methods for co-owners holding title are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and community property. A conveyance of real estate to two or more persons creates a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is declared (RCW 64-28-010). A conveyance to a married couple is presumed to be community property, unless declared otherwise (RCW 64-28-020, 64-28-040).

As with any conveyance of realty, a grant deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. In Washington, an abbreviated legal description of the property must appear on the first page of the instrument. If the full legal description appears elsewhere in the deed, its located should be indicated on the first page (RCW 65-04-045).

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 signed by the grantor (and his or her spouse, if applicable) and notarized. Record the original completed deed, along with any additional materials, at the recorder/auditor's office of the county where the property is located. Contact the same office to verify recording fees and accepted forms of payment.

In Washington, real estate excise tax is levied based on the amount of consideration. If the transfer is exempt from the excise tax, denote the reason for the exemption on the face of the deed. Find a list of exempt transfers at RCW 458-61A-200 through 217.

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

(Washington Grant Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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