How to Remove a Name From a Property Title

Step 1

Buy a quitclaim deed from an office supply store or get one through a title company, the county appraiser or the county tax assessor's office.

Step 2

Complete the quitclaim deed in its entirety. Name the "grantor" or person who is relinquishing rights to the property known in a purchase as the "seller." Name the "grantee" or person who is obtaining rights to the property, known in a sale as the "buyer." Include the property address and legal description.

Step 3

Execute or sign the quitclaim deed in the presence of a notary public. Have the quitclaim deed notarized. And make three copies: one for the grantor, one for the grantee and one for a backup.

Step 4

File the quitclaim deed with the county property registrar. Take the original quitclaim deed to the county's property registrar's office and file it. Pay the filing fee and receive a confirmation of the filing.


About the Author

Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.