A Hawaii (HI) Quitclaim Deed allows a property’s owner (grantor) to quickly transfer ownership of a property to another party (grantee) without any sort of guarantee of ownership or title discovery process.
This deed transfer is often used to move property between family members or trusted parties.
A quitclaim deed is different from a warranty deed. The Hawaii quitclaim deed does not guarantee title or ownership.
A warranty deed does provide this type of guarantee.
Sometimes people will mistakenly call the quitclaim deed a “Hawaii quit claim deed,” “Hawaii quick claim deed,” or “Hawaii quit claims deed,” but all of these are the same type of deed with no guarantee.
Important Laws & Requirements
The following are important laws and requirements for Hawaii quitclaim deeds.
Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 502.
Hawaii Revised Statutes § 502-31. Hawaii quitclaim deeds are filed with the Hawaii Land Court or the Bureau of Conveyances.
The State of Hawaii charges recording fees which differ depending on the recording system and the number of pages.
Per Hawaii Revised Statutes § 502-41, the grantor must sign quitclaim deeds in Hawaii in the presence of a notary public.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Hawaii
Take the following steps to write and file a quitclaim deed in Hawaii.
Step 1 – Obtain Hawaii Quitclaim Deed Form
Find and download the appropriate form for the Hawaii quitclaim deed.
Step 2 – Fill in Preparer’s Details
Enter the data for the person who prepares the form. This will include their name and mailing address. This is written on the top left-hand corner of the page.
Step 3 – Write Return Address
Add the return address under the preparer’s information. This will be the name and address where the forms will be mailed after recording. Typically this is the grantee’s information.
Step 4 – Enter Conveyance Amount
State the amount, if any, being paid for the conveyance of the property. After “in consideration of the sum of” write the amount in words and numbers.
Step 5 – Fill in Grantor’s Name and Address
Write the grantor’s full name, address, county, city, and state where they live.
Step 6 – Write Grantee’s Name and Address
Write the grantee’s full name, county, city, and state address.
Step 7 – Enter the Quitclaim Deed
Record the county where the property is located.
Step 8 – Note the Legal Description
Record the legal description of the property, including its address and tax map key number. You can add an attachment to the deed if you need additional space.
Step 9 – Sign in Front of a Notary
Have the grantor sign the document in the presence of a notary public, then print their name and address below the signature.
Step 10 – Get the Quitclaim Deed Notarized
Have the notary notarize the form.
Step 11 – Record the Deed
Take the Hawaii quitclaim deed to the Hawaii Land Court or the Bureau of Conveyances with the correct recording fee, appropriate conveyance tax forms, and conveyance tax as applicable.
Hawaii Quitclaim Deed Sample
Below, you can find what a Hawaii quitclaim deed typically looks like.