Deeds

Warranty Deed

A warranty deed is the most common type of deed used in most purchase and sale transactions. It offers the best protection for the grantee because it guarantees that the title is good and marketable.

Requirements to be filed

  • The deed must describe the real property, full legal description.
  • Name the party/parties transferring the property (grantor)
  • Name the party/parties receiving the property (grantee)
  • Be signed and notarized by the grantor with a witness.

General Warranty Deed forms are under FEES AND FORMS.

  • Warranty Deeds require a PT-61 and payment of transfer tax at time of recording, unless exempt; O.C.G.A. §48-6-1; §48-6-2.
  • PT-61’s are available online. Forms must be completed online, printed and submitted with deed at time of recording.
    For your convenience we also provide computers in our front lobby for filling out the PT-61 forms.

Security Deed

A security deed (also known as a deed to secure debt, loan deed, or warranty deed to secure debt) is the most common form of securing a financing instrument for real estate loans in Georgia.

Must be filed within 90 days from date of execution to avoid penalty and interest on tangible tax if the maturity date is more than three years or it is not exempt, O.C.G.A. §48-6-61.

Quit Claim Deed

A Quit Claim Deed transfers ownership interest of the grantor to the grantee without any warranties or guarantees that title is good or that the property is free of liens or claims. 

Requirements to be filed

  • The deed must describe the real property, full legal description.
  • Name the party/parties transferring the property (grantor)
  • Name the party/parties receiving the property (grantee)
  • Be signed and notarized by the grantor with a witness.

General Quit Claim Deed forms are under FEES AND FORMS.

  • Quit Claim Deeds require a PT-61 and payment of transfer tax at time of recording, unless exempt; O.C.G.A. §48-6-1; §48-6-2.
  • PT-61’s are available online. Forms must be completed online, printed and submitted with deed at time of recording.
    For your convenience we also provide computers in our front lobby for filling out the PT-61 forms.

This website contains general information about legal matters pertaining to documents filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. This information is not to be construed as legal advice. It is always in your best interest to consult an attorney regarding questions or concerns prior to filing.  The forms provided are provided for convenience and can be found at most office supply stores. Excluding state forms; there is no requirement for you to use the forms we have provided nor does the Clerk of Superior Court except responsibility for the use of these forms.