A Connecticut (CT) quitclaim deed provides a fast and easy way to transfer ownership and interest in a property to another party. With a quitclaim deed in Connecticut, the seller (grantor) does not provide any guarantee that they own the property or that the title is clear when transferring it to the buyer (grantee).
Sometimes people will mistakenly call a quitclaim deed a “quit claims deed,” “quit claim deed” or “quick claim deed.” These are all the same type of deed, which is different from a warranty deed. A warranty deed provides room for a title search and ownership guarantee if the grantee needs this type of guarantee.
Important Laws & Requirements
- Laws: § 47-5, §47-36f, and §47-36g
- Recording: After signing a quitclaim deed in Connecticut, you must file it with the town clerk’s office in the town where the property is located.
- Signing: Per § 47-5, quitclaim deeds must be notarized and signed in the presence of two witnesses. The notary is allowed to serve as one of the two witnesses, or the witnesses can be two additional parties.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Connecticut
Step 1: Find the appropriate form for the Connecticut quitclaim deed and download it.
Step 2: Add information about the person who is preparing the form. This will include the individual’s mailing address and name.
Step 3: Under the preparer’s information, put the name and address of the person who wants to receive the deed after it is properly filed. This often is the grantee.
Step 4: Find the words “State of Connecticut, County.” In the blank, write the county where the property is located.
Step 5: Next, record the dollar amount being paid for the property in words. After the dollar sign, write it in numbers.
Step 6: After “in hand paid to,” write the name of the grantor followed by “grantor.” Next, record the grantor’s address. This requires the county where the grantor lives.
Step 7: Next record the grantee’s name, the word “grantee,” and the grantee’s address. Again, you will need to add the grantee’s county.
Step 8: After the words, “situated in,” record the county where the property is located.
Step 9: After the words, “Connecticut to-wit,” record the legal description of the property. This may require additional pages, which can be added as an attachment to the deed form. Be sure to include the address and plot number.
Step 10: Arrange for two witnesses and a notary public. Meet the witnesses and have the grantor sign the document. Have the notary notarize the document. Have the witnesses sign and print their names.
Step 11: Visit the city or town clerk in the city where the property is located to file the Connecticut quitclaim deed.