General information

A deed is legal document that conveys an interest in real property from one person to another. The basic requirements for a deed in Washington are: it must be in writing, contain a legal description of the property, be signed by the grantor, and the grantor’s signature must be notarized.

There are several types of deeds. You can read about the most common types in this Rocket Lawyer article.

The Washington State Bar Association has some blank deed forms as well as other documents that are related to deeds.

The Clark County Auditor's Office has a recording guide that lists formatting requirements.

Self-help kit from the law library

self-help form kits

The law library sells a Transfer on Death Deed self-help kit that includes forms and instructions to allow a property owner to transfer the property to another person as an inheritance when the property owner dies. The kit covers creating, recording, revoking, or claiming under a Transfer on Death Deed. Kits can be purchased at the library or online and mailed out.