Statutory warranty deed

In Oregon, the most common deed is the statutory warranty deed. The required language is set out in ORS 93.850, and is only a few words. Below is the deed form, including the language in capital letters required by statute.
Note that the county recorder will require space for the recording stamp, and below are listed the telephone numbers for the recorders’ offices by county.
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[beginning of form]
_____, Grantor, conveys and warrants to _____, Grantee, the following described real property free of encumbrances except as specifically set forth herein: (Describe the property conveyed.)

(If there are to be exceptions to the covenants described in ORS 93.850 (2)(c), here insert such exceptions.)

(Following statement of exceptions, here insert statement required under ORS 93.040 (1).):
“BEFORE SIGNING OR ACCEPTING THIS INSTRUMENT, THE PERSON TRANSFERRING FEE TITLE SHOULD INQUIRE ABOUT THE PERSON’S RIGHTS, IF ANY, UNDER ORS 195.300, 195.301 AND 195.305 TO 195.336 AND SECTIONS 5 TO 11, CHAPTER 424, OREGON LAWS 2007. THIS INSTRUMENT DOES NOT ALLOW USE OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS INSTRUMENT IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAND USE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. BEFORE SIGNING OR ACCEPTING THIS INSTRUMENT, THE PERSON ACQUIRING FEE TITLE TO THE PROPERTY SHOULD CHECK WITH THE APPROPRIATE CITY OR COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO VERIFY THAT THE UNIT OF LAND BEING TRANSFERRED IS A LAWFULLY ESTABLISHED LOT OR PARCEL, AS DEFINED IN ORS 92.010 OR 215.010, TO VERIFY THE APPROVED USES OF THE LOT OR PARCEL, TO DETERMINE ANY LIMITS ON LAWSUITS AGAINST FARMING OR FOREST PRACTICES, AS DEFINED IN ORS 30.930, AND TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF NEIGHBORING PROPERTY OWNERS, IF ANY, UNDER ORS 195.300, 195.301 AND 195.305 TO 195.336 AND SECTIONS 5 TO 11, CHAPTER 424, OREGON LAWS 2007.”

The true consideration for this conveyance is $_____. (Here comply with the requirements of ORS 93.030.)

Dated this _____ day of _____, 2___.

(For the deed to be recorded, it must be notarized. For an individual’s signature, this is the form for the notary:)
State of ______________
County of ____________
This instrument was acknowledged before me on _________ (date) by __________________. (name(s) of person(s))
______________________
(Signature of notarial officer)
(Seal, if any)
______________________
Title (and Rank)
My commission expires: ________
[end of form]
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For corporations and other signers, the notarial forms are set out in ORS 194.575. The amount of blank space on the deed required for the recorder’s stamp can be determined by calling the county recorder:
Baker 541-523-8207
Benton 541-766-6831
Clackamas 503-655-8551
Clatsop 503-325-8511
Columbia 503-397-3796
Coos 541-396-3121
Crook 541-447-6553
Curry 541-247-7011
Deschutes 541-388-6549
Douglas 541-672-3311
Gilliam 541-384-2311
Grant 541-575-1675
Harney 541-573-6641
Hood River 541-386-1442
Jackson 541-774-6152
Jefferson 541-475-4451
Josephine 541-474-5240
Klamath 541-883-5134
Lake 541-947-6006
Lane 541-682-3654
Lincoln 541-265-4131
Linn 541-967-3829
Malheur 503-473-5151
Marion 503-588-5225
Morrow 503-676-9061
Multnomah 503-988-3034
Polk 503-623-9217
Sherman 541-565-3606
Tillamook 503-842-3402
Umatilla 541-278-6236
Union 541-963-1006
Wallowa 541-426-4543
Wasco 541-506-2530
Washington 503-846-8752
Wheeler 503-763-2400
Yamhill 503-434-7518
When a statutory warranty deed, using the language above, is delivered it has full warranty of title, as set out in ORS 93.850(2):

“(a) The deed conveys the entire interest in the described property at the date of the deed which the deed purports to convey.
(b) The grantor, the heirs, successors and assigns of the grantor, shall be forever estopped from asserting that the grantor had, at the date of the deed, an estate or interest in the land less than that estate or interest which the deed purported to convey and the deed shall pass any and all after acquired title.
(c) It shall include the following covenants, each of which shall run in favor of the grantee and the successors in title of the grantee as if written in the deed:
(A) That at the time of the delivery of the deed the grantor is seized of the estate in the property which the grantor purports to convey and that the grantor has good right to convey the same.
(B) That at the time of the delivery of the deed the property is free from encumbrances except as specifically set forth on the deed.
(C) That the grantor warrants and will defend the title to the property against all persons who may lawfully claim the same.”

If the person signing the deed is not willing to guarantee the title, then he will want to deliver a bargain and sale deed. If the person signing the deed is not conveying title but is only giving up a claim to title, then he will want to deliver a quitclaim deed. Those situations also have statutory deed language.