Quitclaim Deed Instructions

By Sue-Lynn Carty
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You fill out a quitclaim deed when you want to transfer ownership of a property from yourself to someone else. A common example of the use of a quitclaim deed is in the case of a divorce, when one party receives the house in the divorce and the other party signs a quit claim to remove his name from the deed.

Fill in your information. The first few lines of a quit claim deed contain your information. This includes your name, street address, city, state and zip code.

Enter the property parcel number. You enter the property parcel number after you complete your information. You will find the property parcel number on the original deed to the property. You can also find this number on the official survey of the property.

Complete the grantor's information. The grantor is the person to whom you are quitclaiming the property, or the person receiving the property. In this section, you enter the date of the quitclaim along with the name and address of the grantor, as well as your name and address.

Enter the legal description of the property. You will find this information on the original deed or the property survey.

Find two witnesses. A quitclaim deed requires two witnesses to both your and the grantor's signatures.

Go to a notary public. You, the grantor and the two witnesses must sign the quitclaim deed in front of a notary public. After all parties sign the document, the notary public will sign the quitclaim deed, complete the notary information and stamp the document with a notary seal.