Georgia Deed Forms & Templates

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For a seller to transfer real estate property in Georgia to a buyer, they must have a Georgia property deed. These legal documents record the property transfer and are filed in the county where the property involved is located. These documents are also available online.

Types of Georgia Property Deeds

There are several types of property deeds used in Georgia. The details of the property transfer dictate the kind of Georgia property deed that you should use in the real estate transaction.

Georgia General Warranty Deeds

A Georgia warranty deed documents that a seller, or grantor, transfers all interest in a piece of real estate property in Georgia to a buyer, or grantee.

Georgia Quitclaim Deeds

A quitclaim deed is for when a grantor transfers interest in a property to a grantee but not clear ownership. Sometimes a quitclaim deed in Georgia includes a warranty that the grantor has not already given away interest in the property to someone else. If not, a special warranty deed may be used.

Georgia Special Warranty Deeds

Special warranty deeds in Georgia are similar to quitclaim deeds. However, they include a guarantee that the grantor has not already transferred interest in the Georgia real estate property in question to a person or entity other than the grantee.

Georgia Deed of Trust

In Georgia, a deed of trust is a type of property deed that guarantees the obligations of all parties involved in the transaction. Deeds of trust are often used if loans are involved in the property transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

To get you the answers needed, we’ve included a list of frequently asked questions that may help you learn more about property deeds in Georgia.

Transferring a deed of Georgia property requires the signatures of two witnesses and the parties involved, plus a notary public. The resulting signed property deed must be recorded and filed with the county where the property is.

The Real Estate Georgia Deed System offers 24-hour online access to local and county property documents, including warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, special warranty deeds, deeds of trust, and other Georgia real estate documents.

The transfer tax in Georgia is $1 for the first $1,000 in property value and then 10 cents per $100 in property value. The seller is liable to pay the Georgia transfer tax, but often, parties agree that the buyer of the property will pay the fee.

In Georgia, an individual can prepare a property deed, which you can download online. Mortgage companies and title companies also prepare deeds. In more complex real estate transactions, lawyers are also involved to make sure that the interests of everyone involved are protected. 

Consult the Georgia Superior Court Clerk’s Cooperative Authority for more questions on filing a property deed in Georgia.