What is a Quitclaim Deed? Also known as a "release deed," a quitclaim deed is best thought of as a type of release form. In signing a quitclaim deed, the grantor merely transfers to the recipient (also called the "grantee") whatever interest the grantor may (or may not) have in the subject property. The grantor makes no warranty whatsoever that he or she actually has valid title to the property. Theoretically, it is possible that a grantor in a quitclaim deed transfers nothing at all when executing this kind of deed. Recipients of a quitclaim deed should exercise caution due to the lack of warranty and absence of any assurances that the grantor is making. Common use scenarios for a quitclaim deed include transfers between family members, divorcing spouses, or transferring real estate into a trust. Due to the lack of warranty in quitclaim transactions, the payment of nominal consideration, such as $10, is common.

Are Your Quitclaim Deeds Compliant with State Law? Yes. Our state-specific quitclaim deeds for the 50 states fully comply with all applicable state laws regarding format and content, and the forms include checklists and instructions.
Exercise Care and Diligence. One should approach a real estate transaction with the utmost care and diligence. Our instructional checklists, included with every purchase of a deed from PublicLegal, are designed to assist you in completing your document. Please read the Initial Summary for your document and the checklist before beginning the process of filling out and executing the document. To avoid unnecessary complications, ensure that you have the complete names as they appear on the parties' government issued identification cards, addresses, and marital status for each party as well as a complete legal description and any prior recording information (i.e., from a prior transaction) for the property.

NOTE: The Quitclaim Deed shown below is only a sample. It is not specific to the laws of your state. To ensure compliance with your state's laws related to recording, format, and content, please select your state from the list above. The sample below is shown only to provide a general idea as to the kind of information that is required when conveying property through a quitclaim deed. Our real estate documents are professionally formatted to meet all state requirements.


THIS QUITCLAIM DEED, Executed this ____ day of __________________, 20____, by first party_________________________________________________ whose post office address is___________________________________________ to second party,_______________________________________________________ whose post office address is___________________________________________.

WITNESSETH, That the said first party, for good consideration and for the sum of $_______________ paid by the said second party, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, does hereby remise, release and quitclaim unto the said second party forever, all the right, title, interest and claim which the said first party has in and to the following described parcel of land, and improvements and appurtenances thereto in the County of_____________________, State of_______________, to wit:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The said first party has signed and sealed these presents the day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:

____________________________     ______________________________
Witness                                                 First Party

____________________________     ______________________________
Witness                                                 Second Party

STATE OF            }
COUNTY OF       }

On ________________________________ before me,__________________________, personally appeared___________________________________________________, personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.


Affiant: _____Known _____Unknown

ID Produced: __________________________