What is a North Dakota Quitclaim Deed?
A North Dakota (ND) quitclaim deed is a legal document that allows a property’s owner or seller (grantor) to transfer ownership and interest in a property to another person (grantee), with no guarantee that they have the right to do so or the title is clear. This deed does not change the mortgage on the property, requires no lawyer, and is quick and easy to file, but it makes adding someone to the deed or transferring property between family members or trusted parties fast and simple.
Sometimes people in North Dakota use the wrong term to refer to a quitclaim deed. The terms “quit claim deed,” “quit claims deed,” or “quick claim deed” are all incorrect terms for a North Dakota quitclaim deed.
If someone is looking for a deed that carries a warranty, they need to use a warranty deed.
Important Laws & Requirements
- Laws: § 47-10-15 and § 47-19-03
- Recording: A quitclaim deed in North Dakota gets filed with the County Recorder’s Office in the county where the property resides.
- Signing: According to § 47-19-03, a grantor must sign a quitclaim deed in North Dakota in front of a notary public.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in North Dakota
Step 1: Find the appropriate quitclaim deed form for North Dakota and download it to your computer.
Step 2: Have the person who is filling out the form enter their name and address on the top left-hand corner under “prepared by.”
Step 3: Decide who will receive the deed after it has been recorded. Typically this is the grantee. Record that person’s name and mailing address underneath the preparer’s information.
Step 4: After the words “county of,” record the county where the property is located.
Step 5: After “of the sum of,” record the dollar amount paid for the property. This needs to be written out in words. In the parenthesis after the words, add the numerical value.
Step 6: After “in hand paid to,” write the name of the grantor, followed by the word “grantor.” You will then need to add the grantor’s mailing address, county, city, and state.
Step 7: After “does hereby quitclaim to,” do the same steps for the grantee.
Step 8: In the next blank, record the county where the property is located again.
Step 9: After the words, “to-wit,” record the property’s legal description. You can find this on the current deed, and it needs to include the physical address of the property. You can add attachments if needed, but be sure to record the name of the attachments in this blank.
Step 10: Take the deed to a notary public for the grantor to sign. After witnessing the signature, the notary public will notarize the form. After the signatures, print the names and write the address for the grantor and the notary’s information.
Step 11: Take the deed to the County Recorder’s Office in the proper county where the property is located. Bring any required fees charged at the county level for recording quitclaim deeds.