What is a Nevada Quitclaim Deed?
A Nevada (NV) quitclaim deed is a legal document that disclaims any property interests of the person or entity executing the document.
Quitclaim deeds may be used to effectuate property transfers in divorce proceedings, property line disputes, and any other situations in which one person needs to give up (quitclaim) their interest in a defined section of property.
A quitclaim deed is different than a deed that conveys property (or a warranty deed) because the person executing the document may not have any legal interest in the underlying property. If this happens, the quitclaim deed has no legal impact. However, a quitclaim deed can still prevent the person or entity signing it from later claiming an ownership interest in this property.
Quitclaim deeds are often mistakenly referred to as a “quit claim deed,” “quit claims deed,” or even “quick claim deed.”
Important Laws & Requirements
Nevada has several procedural and substantive requirements all quitclaim deeds must follow. These include:
- Law: Nevada Revised Statutes 111.105.
- Signing: A quitclaim deed must be signed with a notary public present.
- Formatting: The notarized deed must include a top cover sheet when it is filed.
- Recording: The notarized quitclaim deed must be filed with the County Recorder’s Office in the county in which the property is located.
- Declaration of Value form: The Declaration of Value form allows the price of the property to be secured and the deed to be processed by the recorder’s office. Clark County has put together helpful instructions for filling this form.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Nevada
Step 1: Download the Nevada quitclaim deed form.
Step 2: Fill in the preliminary information, including name, the address of the property, the county the property is located in, the state, and zip code. You’ll also need to list the address to which you’d like the County Recorder to return the material.
Step 3: Add the dollar amount of “consideration” the person executing the quitclaim deed (“Grantor”) is being paid. In some cases, no money may change hands, and the Grantor can simply put “zero.” But if there is an exchange of funds, spell out this amount and write it out numerically in the appropriate spaces on the form. The Grantor’s name must be included after the phrase, “in hand paid to” — for example, “$10,000 in hand paid to John Smith.”
Step 4: In the appropriate spaces, put the Grantor’s street address.
Step 5: After the clause “Grantor hereby conveys and quitclaims to,” put the Grantee’s name.
Step 6: After the phrase “residing at,” put the Grantee’s legal street address, including the county in which the Grantee lives.
Step 7: Before the phrase “Nevada to-wit,” put the county in which the property is located.
Step 8: Include as much detailed property information in the blank spaces as you can, including the property’s address, legal description, and parcel ID number. If the quitclaim deed inadequately describes the property, it , may not convey the interest the Grantor and Grantee intend.
Step 9: Each Grantor will need to sign and print their names, put their addresses below, and have their signatures notarized. The Notary Public will fill in all required information below the signatures, ending with the Notary’s ID number, expiration date, and seal. This completes the form.
Step 10: The final step is to file the form with the County Recorder in the Nevada county in which the property is located. Each county has its own processes, fees, and procedures, so it’s important to review the county’s website or give the Recorder’s Office a call before you proceed. In some cases, you may be able to file this document online; in others, you may need to present it to the County Recorder in person.
Once you’ve filed the quitclaim deed with the County Recorder and paid any filing fees, your role in the process should be complete. Once the deed is recorded, the County Recorder will send copies to the Grantor(s) and Grantee(s) at the addresses listed in the deed.