Connecticut Deed Form

Connecticut deed forms are used to transfer property in Connecticut from a seller (grantor) to a buyer (grantee). These deed forms differ depending on how the property is transferred and the level of guarantee the seller is offering the buyer.  While the general warranty deed guarantees the buyer that the seller is the legal owner of the property and has the right to transfer it, a quitclaim deed offers no warranty that the seller has any interest in that property.  Before buying any property, the buyer must do a comprehensive property search to investigate the property. 

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Connecticut Deed Form

Types Of Deeds 

General Warranty Deed 

This type of deed guarantees the buyer that the seller has a legal claim and the right to sell the property. It also assures the buyer that no one else can claim the property, and in the case someone does, the seller should be held responsible. 

QuitClaim Deeds 

Quitclaim deeds are used to transfer whatever interest the grantor has in a property to the grantee. This, however, does not guarantee that the grantor has any interest in the property. 

Special Warranty Deeds

A special warranty deed conveys property from the buyer to the seller while providing a limited warranty. This means that the grantor only guarantees the property’s title for as long as he was the owner. He can’t be held responsible for any issue that’s before his tenure as owner.  

Guidelines For Preparing A Connecticut Deed

  • All deeds must be prepared according to the laws stated in  Chapter 821 (Land Titles)

  • All deeds must be signed by two witnesses before a notary public.  The Notary Public can count as a witness. § 47-5

  • All deeds must be filed with the town/city recording office in the county where the property is located.  

Connecticut Property Search 

Before buying a property, you must subject it to a property search to better understand the property you’re buying. You’d like to know if any other party has an interest in the property and if there are any liens or undischarged mortgages. In Connecticut, you can take a look at the land records by visiting the property jurisdictions town clerk. You can also look them up online using the online subscription service the town clerk contracts. 

  1. Go to this website

  2. You’ll have to create an account before using the service. You can do this by clicking on “Create an account “ on the webpage. 

  3. Read the terms and conditions and click accept. 

  4. Enter your user name and password, company information, contact name, and contact information on the next screen. After this, click on “create an account.”

  5. From here, you can choose the county of your choice and begin your search. You will be required to pay for the subscription and any copies you make.

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