Grantor Grantee Index Law and Legal Definition

Grantor-grantee index is a set of books and/or computerized lists found in the office of every County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds which lists all recorded transfers of title by deed as well as liens, mortgages, deeds of trust and other documents affecting title. Each yearly index is usually alphabetized by the last names of grantors (the party transferring title) and grantee (the recipients of title). The listing includes the date of transfer, and cross-references to the book and page or document number where a copy of the document was recorded and can be examined. Moreover, it is a key instrument in tracking a chain of title.