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NAME: ____________________________
ADDRESS: ____________________________
CITY: ____________________________
STATE & ZIP: California, __________


Quitclaim Deed

TITLE ORDER NO.   ___________________

ESCROW NO.   ____________

DOCUMENTARY TRANSFER TAX is $__________; CITY TAX is $0.00, ___________________
__ computed on full value of property conveyed, or
__ computed on full value less value of liens or encumbrances remaining at time of sale,
__ Unincorporated area; __ City of ___________________, County of ___________________, California.

FOR A VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, ___________________, not married, of ___________________, (the "Grantor"), hereby remise, release and forever quitclaim to ___________________, not married, of ___________________, (the "Grantee"), the following described real property in the County of ___________________, State of California (the "Land"):


Previously referenced as follows: Book ___________________, Page ___________________, Document No. ___________________, of the Recorder of ___________________ County.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said Grantor has caused its name to be affixed hereto and this instrument to be executed by the authorized agents of the Grantor, thereunto duly authorized.

Dated 30th day of May, 2016

Signed in the presence of:






Grantor Acknowledgement

A  notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.


COUNTY OF ____________________

On this 30th day of May, 2016, before me, ____________________ personally appeared ___________________, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same in his/her authorized capacity, and that by his/her signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument.

I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

Notary Public

(print name)

Quitclaim Deed Information

What is a Quitclaim Deed?

A Quitclaim Deed is used to transfer property interest from one person (grantor) to another (grantee). It is most often used between people who know each other, such as family members as there is no warranty to the title.

What is a Property Title?

The title of a property refers to all the rights of property ownership, including the owner's ability to transfer or sell interest in the property, such as through a Deed.

What can I use a Quitclaim Deed for?

  • To add a spouse's name to a property title
  • To transfer property to a child, sibling, or other family member
  • To transfer property interest to a business partner
  • To remove a spouse's name from a property title after divorce
  • To bequeath property to someone in a Will upon death

What is the difference between a Quitclaim Deed and Warranty Deed?

A Warranty Deed is used in most property sales, and makes a guarantee that the grantor owns clear and complete interest in the title and the property is free of all liens.

Alternatively, a Quitclaim Deed does not include the warranty that the grantor owns full rights to the property.

Creating your Quitclaim Deed

List the Grantor and Grantee(s)

The grantor is the party transferring his or her interest in the property title to another person.

The grantee is the party receiving the interest in the property.

Grantors and grantees can be individuals or corporations.

Determine Consideration

The consideration is the price the grantee pays the grantor for the property interest. If it is a gift, a small amount, such as $1-10, is listed as the consideration.

Describe the Property

A legal description of the property needs to be included in the Quitclaim Deed. This can be found on an old deed or at your local County Clerk or Registry Office.

A parcel ID number will also need to be listed on your Quitclaim Deed in some cases. It can be found on past tax statements.

Execute the Deed

To execute the Quitclaim Deed, the grantor needs to sign the deed in front of a notary public. Some states require witnesses to sign the deed in addition to a notary public. Once it has been signed, the Quitclaim Deed is filed in the local County Clerk or Registry Office and sent to the grantee after it has been recorded.

Related Documents:

  • Warranty Deed: A deed used to transfer property with the guarantee of a clear and good title.
  • Survivorship Deed: A deed used by couples to ensure that the surviving spouse receives the remaining interest in a title upon the passing of their significant other.
  • Contract for Deed/Land Contract: Used to outline the real estate transaction between a buyer and seller in which the seller does not deliver the property title until the buyer has paid the balance in full.
  • Gift Deed: A deed used to transfer a gift to another person.
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