Frequently Asked Questions
|What is a Quit Claim
A Quit Claim Deed is a Document that passes
title from the Grantor To the Grantee. It
transfers all interest that the Grantor has in
the property, but does not guarantee that the
Grantor has any Interest, title or Claim to the
What are common uses of a Quit Claim
A Quit Claim Deed is commonly used in divorces
to transfer ownership from one spouse to the
next. It is commonly used to clear clouds on
titles ( See the article,” How a Quit Claim Deed
Can Clear a Cloud on a Title). A Quit Claim
Deed is often used to transfer property amongst
family members. Another common use is to add or
subtract a Person from a Property Title.
Who is a Grantor(s)?
Grantor is the person (s) who gives interest
that they hold in the property to someone else.
When filling in the Grantor section include
everyone whose name is officially on the
existing title of the property.
Who is the Grantee(s)?
This is the person or persons who are receiving
the property. All the names of these people
should be included in the Grantee Section.
Does the Grantee have to sign the Quit
It is not required in most Counties. There are
some Counties that do require a Grantee(s)
signature along with the Grantor. To find out
for sure call your County Clerk of Recorders
Grantee's assigns- How do I fill this
The Grantee(s) receive the property from the
Grantor. After that Grantee Assigns would be
the person(s) who the new Grantee wants to
transfer the property to, If Applicable.
Do I have to Notarize a Quit Claim Deed?
For the Quit Claim Deed to be valid the Grantor
signature must be notarized to prove
Do I have to Record a Quit Claim Deed?
No- it is not required but there could be
serious financial implications. The County would
still recognize the original owner and he or she
could accumulate Liens and claims on the
property without your knowledge.
How do I add someone to my Title?
The Grantor would add themselves and another
person in the Grantee section of the Quit Claim
Deed. There is no limit on how many people you
can add. How do I subtract someone from my
Title? The Grantors would only put the name(s)
of the person(s) who they want to title the
property to, in the Grantee section.
Subtracting the others.
What is a Quick Claim Deed?
It is a common misspelling of Quit Claim Deed.
What does the County Recorder’s Office
mean by “Complaint Form”?
There are 3,140 Counties in the U.S. and many
have different recording requirements, most
common is Margin requirements. Some have 3”X3”
squares and others have 3” across the top, there
are too many to list. These are areas that the
Recorders use to include their information.
Most Counties will record a Quit Claim Deed that
is non- compliant but they charge a
non-compliant fee and these also vary.
Can I Quit Claim Deed property to a
No- but you could Quit Claim Deed the property
to a Trust for the benefit of the minor.