What Is an Oklahoma Quitclaim Deed?
An Oklahoma (OK) quitclaim deed is the type of deed used when people who trust one another need to transfer ownership or interest in real estate property from one person to the next. This type of deed makes no claim to the seller (grantor’s) right to sell the property or ownership of the property, nor does it place any warranty on the property’s title, but simply transfers ownership or interest in the property to the new owner.
Quitclaim deeds in Oklahoma work well for scenarios where a fast change needs to be made, such as when someone is married and wants to add the name of the new spouse to the title, after divorce, or when moving property into a trust.
If the buyer (grantee) wants a warranty on the title and ownership, the proper form to use is a warranty deed.
Sometimes people in Oklahoma will incorrectly refer to these deeds with other terms, like “quit claim deed,” “quit claims deed,” or “quick claim deed.”
Important Laws & Requirements
Recording: Oklahoma requires quitclaim deeds to be recorded with the County Clerk’s Office in the county where the property is.
Filing Fee: The county will charge a filing fee that must be paid with the deed. This varies by county.
Signing: According to § 16-26, the grantor must sign the form in front of a notary public for official notarization.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Oklahoma
Step 1: Download the Oklahoma quitclaim deed form. You can fill it out on a computer or by hand.
Step 2: On the top of the first page of the form, under the words “prepared by,” add the name and address of the person who is filling in the form.
Step 3: After the words “After recording return to,” record the name and mailing address of the recipient who will get the deed after the County Clerk’s Office records it. This is usually the buyer (grantee).
Step 4: In the next blank, add the county where the property is located.
Step 5: After “consideration in the sum of” write the dollar amount, in words, that the grantee is paying to the grantor (seller or property owner). Then in parenthesis, add the numerical value in parenthesis.
Step 6: Record the grantor’s name after “in hand paid to.” After the name, write the word “Grantor.” Finish this area with the grantor’s mailing or residential address.
Step 7: After the words “hereby quitclaim, grant, bargain, sell, and convey unto,” write the name of the grantee. Follow this with the word “Grantee.”
Step 8: After “Oklahoma, to-wit,” record the county where the property is again. Then write the legal description of the property. If it has an identification number assigned by the county or another governing body, such as a parcel number, include this in the description. You are allowed to attach an additional document to cover these pieces of information.
Step 9: On the second page, the grantor must sign and print their name in the presence of a notary. They also must list their address again. The notary needs to notarize under the grantor’s signature.
Step 10: Submit the Oklahoma quitclaim deed form for recording with the County Clerk’s Office in the property’s county. Before bringing the deed, check with the County Clerk’s office to see what fees or other documentation needs to be included.