When someone in Nebraska wants to quickly convey real estate or property to another person, they can use a Nebraska (NE) Quitclaim Deed.
This deed carries no warranty as to the title or even the seller (grantor) and their property ownership, but it quickly makes the transfer.
The main benefit of a quitclaim deed is its ease of filing and the speed at which the transfer takes place.
A warranty deed, which requires a title search, happens more slowly but provides the desired guarantees that the title is good and clear of liens and claims
A quitclaim deed may incorrectly be called a “quick claim deed,” “quit claim deed,” or “quit claims deed.” These terms all refer to the same fast, easy type of deed.
Important Laws & Requirements
The following are important laws and requirements for Nebraska quitclaim deeds.
Nebraska Revised Statute Chapter 76
Nebraska Revised Statute § 23-1510 requires every document for recording to include a document title, return to name and address, and a three-inch top margin on the first page with a one-inch margin for the three remaining sides.
Form 521, the Real Estate Transfer Statement, is required to be submitted with the deed for recording.
Quitclaim deeds in Nebraska must be signed by the grantor(s) in the presence of a notary public, as per Nebraska Revised Statute § 76-211.
There is a recording fee that must be paid when filing the deed.
Transfer/Documentary Stamp Tax
If the property transfers as a gift or for nominal consideration, the transfer tax will be due on the current assessed value.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Nebraska
Take the steps below to write and file a quitclaim deed in Nebraska.
Step 1 – Obtain Nebraska Quitclaim Deed Form
Download the form for the Nebraska quitclaim deed.
Step 2 – Fill in Preparer Information
Have the person preparing the form enter their name and address under “prepared by” on the top left side of the page.
Even if the preparer is the buyer (grantee) or seller (grantor), their information must go here.
Step 3 – Write ‘Return To” Details
Provide a name and mailing address for the Register of Deeds office to send the deed after recording. This is often the grantee but does not have to be.
Step 4 – Note Consideration
Next, write the total amount paid, if any, for the property. First, write the amount in words. Second, write the numerical dollar amount.
Step 5 – Enter Grantor’s Information
Provide the grantor’s full name in the next space on the deed and add the grantor’s street address, city, and state in that order.
Step 6 – Fill in Grantee’s Details
Repeat this process for the grantee, the full name and address, city and state.
Step 7 – Note Property Legal Description
Write the property’s county in the appropriate blank. Then provide the property’s full legal description, address, and parcel tax number.
Use an attachment if needed because this needs to be thorough.
Step 8 – Have Quitclaim Deed Notarized
The grantor is ready to sign but first must go to a notary public. After witnessing the grantor’s signature, the notary will notarize the deed.
Step 9 – Complete Real Estate Transfer Statement
Complete the Real Estate Transfer Statement (Form 521) to include with the deed for recording.
Step 10 – Record Deed
Submit the signed deed to the Nebraska County Register of Deeds in the county where the property is located.
Check with the County Clerk to see what the filing fee is and if there are any additional filing requirements.
Nebraska Quitclaim Deed Sample
Below, you can find what a Nebraska quitclaim deed typically looks like: