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
Below are important laws and requirements for Idaho quitclaim deeds.
Idaho Statutes Title 55, Chapter 6
Quitclaim deeds in Idaho require recording with the Idaho County Clerk and Recorder in the county where the property is. Find the county’s contact information.
Per Idaho Statutes § 55-612, a quitclaim deed in Idaho cannot contain the word “grant” as this implies a guarantee.
Per Idaho Statutes § 55-805, Idaho quitclaim deeds require the grantor’s signature to be acknowledged by a notary public.
Each county in Idaho requires recording or filing fees (Idaho Statutes § 31-3205) for quitclaim deeds, so check with the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to learn the fee for your county.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Idaho
Take the steps below to write and file a Quitclaim Deed in Idaho.
Step 1 – Obtain Idaho Quitclaim Deed Form
Download the quitclaim deed form for Idaho.
Step 2 – Fill in Preparer’s Information
Add the preparer’s information including the address, and the name and address of the person who will receive the deed after it records. The return address usually belongs to the grantee, but it can be anyone.
Step 3 – Note Consideration for the Property
Find the words “sum of.” Write the amount, if any, 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 4 – Enter Grantor’s Details
Write the full name of the grantor and the grantor’s home address. Include the county, city, and state in that order.
Step 5 – Write Grantee’s Information
Write the grantee’s full name, followed by the grantee’s home address. Include the county, city, and state in that order (the grantee’s signature is optional on this form, as are witness signatures).
Step 6 – Fill in Property’s County
Write the county where the property is, this time after the words “located in.”
Step 7 – Enter Property’s Legal Description
Add the property’s legal description and include a recording instrument number referencing a related recorded document if applicable. If you need to, attach additional documents. Use the description from the property’s deed.
Step 8 – Have the Quitclaim Deed Notarized
Have the grantor sign the document in the presence of a notary public and have the notary public acknowledge it.
Step 10 – Record the Quitclaim Deed
Take the deed to the Idaho County Clerk and Recorder in the county where the property is for filing and pay the county’s recording or filing fees.
Sample Idaho Quitclaim Deed
You can download an Idaho quitclaim deed below.