Quitclaim deeds in Idaho allow a property’s owner, known as a grantor, to convey rights and interest in a property to someone else, known as a grantee, without any guarantees.
This means an Idaho (ID) quitclaim deed does not require a title search or any guarantees of ownership, and it also means that this type of deed works best when the two parties know and trust one another.
The alternative to a quitclaim deed is a warranty deed. A warranty deed requires the title search and proof of ownership. Sometimes quitclaim deeds are called by the wrong name or spelling. “Quit claims deed,” “quick claim deed,” and “quit claim deed” are all incorrect variations of this type of deed.
Important Laws & Requirements
- Laws: § 55-612 and § 55-805
- Recording: Quitclaim deeds in Idaho require recording with the Idaho County Clerk or Office of the Recorder of the county where the property is located. Find the county’s contact information on this list.
- Language: Per § 55-612 a quitclaim deed in Idaho cannot contain the word “grant” as this implies a guarantee. Instead, it can use the word “convey.”
- Signing: Per § 55-805, Idaho quitclaim deeds require the grantor’s signature to be in front of a notary public.
- Filing fee: Each county in Idaho has a filing fee for quitclaim deeds, so check with the County Clerk’s Office to learn the fee for your county.
Download ID Quitclaim Deed
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Idaho
Step 1: Download the quitclaim deed form for Idaho.
Step 2: Add the preparer’s information, including the address, and the name and address of the person who will receive the deed after it is recorded. The return address may be the grantee, but it can be another party.
Step 3: State the county where the property is located in the appropriate blank.
Step 4: Find the words “sum of.” After this, write the amount that the grantee is paying for the property. Write it with words first, then write the numbers afterward in parenthesis with a dollar sign.
Step 5: After the words “in hand paid to,” write the full name of the grantor, followed by the word “grantor” and the grantor’s home address. Include the county, city, and state in that order.
Step 6: After the words “forever quitclaims to,” write the full name of the grantee. Then write “grantee” followed by the grantee’s home address. Include the county, city, and state in that order.
Step 7: Again, write the county where the property is located, this time after the words “situated in.”
Step 8: Add the property’s legal description. If you need to, attach additional documents. Use the description from the property’s deed.
Step 9: Have the grantor sign the document with a notary, and have the notary notarize it. The grantor must also add their address after the signature.
Step 10: Take the deed to the Idaho County Clerk or Office of the Recorder in the property’s county for filing. Each county has its own rules as to which of these two filing locations you use. Pay the county’s filing fee.