What Is an Arizona Quitclaim Deed?
An Arizona (AZ) quitclaim deed is a deed used to transfer property from one owner to another without any guarantee on the title being clear and free of issues. This is best used for property transfers where both parties know and trust one another, such as when someone is adding a spouse to a title or transferring property between family members.
Sometimes, an AZ quitclaim deed is called by the wrong name, such as “quick claim deed,” “quit claim deed,” and “quit claims deed.”
Arizona quitclaim deeds are different from warranty deeds, which state that the title has been researched and is free of problems.
Important Laws & Requirements
- Laws: § 33-402
- Signing: Per § 33-401, the grantor’s signature must be witnessed by a notary public.
- Recording: Quitclaim deeds in Arizona are filed with the County Recorder’s Office. Along with the form, all necessary fees must be paid. Property owners need to file in the county where the property is located. The form must be recorded with 60 days of the notarization.
How to Write and File a Quitclaim Deed in Arizona
Step 1: Find the appropriate document and download it to your computer.
Step 2: Add the name and address of the person preparing the document. This goes in the upper left hand corner.
Step 3: Add the name and address of the person who will receive the deed when the recorder’s office is done with it. This is typically the buyer, also known as the grantee. This information goes under “After Recording Return To.”
Step 4: After the words “State of Arizona,” enter the county where the property is located.
Step 5: Add the amount the grantee is paying for the property. Write the words, then add the dollar amount numerically after the dollar sign. This goes in the Consideration space.
Step 6: After “in hand paid to,” write the name of the grantor (seller) and the word “Grantor” in the next blank. Add the grantor’s address.
Step 7: After “conveys and quitclaims to,” write grantee’s legal name, followed by the term “Grantee.” Add the grantee’s address, including county.
Step 8: After “real estate, situated in,” write the county where the property is. Following this, write the legal description of the property, including the address that is on the title.
Step 9: The grantor needs to sign on in the area designated for signing, and a notary must notarize the document.
Step 10: File the document with the Arizona County Recorder’s Office in the county where the property is located. Check with the County Clerk’s office to learn the appropriate fees for filing.