Thurston County Warranty Deed Form (Washington)

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

Warranty Deed Form

Thurston County Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Thurston County compliant document last validated/updated 1/12/2024

Warranty Deed Guide

Thurston County Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Thurston County compliant document last validated/updated 2/9/2024

Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Thurston County Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Thurston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

When using these Warranty Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Thurston County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Thurston County Auditor: Recording

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg 1, Olympia, Washington 98502

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F / Opening at 9:00am first Friday of the month

Phone: (360) 786-5405

Local jurisdictions located in Thurston County include:

  • Bucoda
  • East Olympia
  • Lacey
  • Littlerock
  • Olympia
  • Rainier
  • Rochester
  • Tenino
  • Tumwater
  • Yelm

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?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Thurston 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 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 Thurston County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Thurston County?

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Washington or Thurston 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 Thurston County 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 Washington State, title to real property can be transferred from one party to another using a warranty deed. When recorded, a warranty deed conveys an interest in real property to the named grantee with full warranties of title.

A warranty deed contains the phrase "conveys and warrants" and offers the most assurance of title. It conveys real property in fee simple to the grantee and contains implied covenants by the grantor that he or she holds title to the property and has "good right and full power to convey the same"; that the property is "free from all encumbrances"; and that he warrants "the quiet and peaceable possession" of the property and "will defend the title thereto against all persons who may lawfully claim the same" (RCW 64-04-030).This assurance offers greater protection to the grantee than a special warranty deed, which guarantees the title only against claims that arose during the time the grantor held title to the property, or a quitclaim deed, which offers no warranties of title.

In addition to meeting all state and local standards for recorded documents, a lawful 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 Washington residential property, the primary methods for 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 warranty 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).

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.

Recite the prior deed reference to maintain a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. The finished copy of the 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 or auditor's office of the county where the property is located. Contact the same office to verify recording fees and 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 Washington lawyer with any questions related to the transfer of real property.

(Washington WD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Thurston 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 Thurston County Warranty 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 - ( 4332 Reviews )

Marcus W.

May 16th, 2024

The Service was excellent the county recorder’s can sometimes cause issues and or delays because of certain filing requirements , but overall I am more than satisfied with DEEDS.com fast friendly services.

Reply from Staff

Thank you Marcus, we appreciate you.

David B.

May 16th, 2024

Prompt review and submission of documents could be an appropriate tagline for this business. The attention to detail and rapid response makes the company a great go to for servicing needs related to deeds.

Reply from Staff

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

James K.

May 15th, 2024

Looks like a very professional site. I just don’t know what it would cost using this site.

Reply from Staff

Thanks for the kind words about the website James, sorry to hear that you could not find pricing information, we will try harder.

Taylor M.

July 18th, 2020

Service is good. The website isn't very user friendly and could use some updating. Overall I'm happy with the service.

Reply from Staff

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

Kendall B.

September 24th, 2019

Good

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Beverly A.

June 13th, 2019

The forms are incredibly easy to fill out. Thanks for the examples!

Reply from Staff

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

David H.

June 8th, 2020

Exceeded expectations; bundle included not only the form but also detailed instructions and definitions and a completed "John Doe" example.

Reply from Staff

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

Patricia H.

May 17th, 2022

I really like this site and it's actually recommended by many County Recorders. I especially like that there's not join up/monthly fee. It's easy to use and the customer support is outstanding. They're very helpful and patient.

Reply from Staff

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

Carol H.

October 8th, 2022

Easy to understand, quick access, inexpensive, and I took it to my registrar's office and he said the warranty deed was good to go. Thanks for saving me a bundle in lawyer's fees.

Reply from Staff

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

Donald B.

November 21st, 2021

Pretty good forms, they would probably be better if I read the directions but...

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Richard O.

June 2nd, 2020

Thank you for providing this service. It was quick and easy.

Reply from Staff

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

JENNIE W.

November 3rd, 2020

This is so much easier than going downtown to file paperwork! Thanks deeds.com!

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Charles B.

December 14th, 2019

Excellent andeasy to navigate website for non-lawyers. Needed some forms for a specific county in a specific state, and Deeds.com took me right there, where I downloaded the forms and a guide on how to fill them out.

Reply from Staff

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

Joan H.

September 27th, 2019

I am happy I can record this this way.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

ed d.

December 23rd, 2020

Fast efficient hassle free

Reply from Staff

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