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 that the title is clear.
Quitclaim deeds do not change the mortgage on the property, require no lawyer, and are quick and easy to file, and they make adding someone to the deed or transferring property between family members or trusted parties fast and simple.
Sometimes people 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 quitclaim deed.
If someone is looking for a deed that carries a warranty on title and ownership, they need to use a warranty deed.
Important Laws & Requirements
The following are important laws and requirements for North Dakota quitclaim deeds.
North Dakota Century Code § 47-10-15
Per North Dakota Century Code § 11-18-05, the document must be no larger than 8½ by 14 inches in size, including a 3-inch margin across the top of the first page, a 1-inch margin for all other sides, font size to be equal or larger than 10 point Calibri and must be considered legible.
Per North Dakota Century Code § 47-19-07, a quitclaim deed in North Dakota is filed with the County Recorder’s Office in the county where the property is located.
According to North Dakota Century Code § 47-19-03, a grantor must sign a quitclaim deed in North Dakota in front of a notary public and have it notarized.
Per North Dakota Century Code § 11-18-02.2, a Full Consideration Statement must be included on the deed and be certified by the grantee.
The Statement must include either the amount of the consideration paid or the statement does not apply as an exemption under § 11-18-02.2(6).
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in North Dakota
Take the following steps to write and file a quitclaim deed in North Dakota.
Step 1 – Obtain North Dakota Quitclaim Deed Form
Find the appropriate quitclaim deed form for North Dakota and download it to your computer.
Step 2 – Enter Preparer’s Details
Have the person filling out the form enter their name and address in the top left-hand corner under “prepared by.”
Step 3 – Fill in ‘Return To” Information
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 – Note Consideration
After “consideration of the sum of,” record the dollar amount paid for the property, if any. This needs to be written out in words. In the parenthesis after the words, add the numerical value.
Step 5 – Enter Grantor’s Details
Write the full name of the grantor followed by the grantor’s mailing address, county, city, and state.
Step 6 – Fill in Grantee’s Details
Repeat the same steps for the grantee, full name, and mailing address.
Step 7 – Note Property’s County
Record the county where the property is located.
Step 8 – Note Property’s Legal Description
Record the property’s legal description. You can find this on the current deed, which needs to include the physical address of the property and the metes and bounds legal description.
You can add attachments if needed, but be sure to record the name of the attachments in this blank.
Step 10 – Get Quitclaim Deed Notarized
Take the deed to a notary public for the grantor to sign in the presence. After witnessing the signature, the notary public will notarize the form.
After the signatures, print the names of the grantor.
Step 11 – Record Quitclaim Deed
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.
North Dakota Quitclaim Deed Sample
The following is an example of a North Dakota quitclaim deed.