What Is an Oregon Quitclaim Deed?
Oregon (OR) quitclaim deeds allow someone to transfer property and their interest in a property to someone else, with no guarantee to the person’s ownership of the property or the clarity of the title. This deed often works when used for family property transfers.
In Oregon, people sometimes mistakenly call these deeds “quit claim deeds,” “quick claim deeds,” or “quit claims deeds.” If a buyer wants a guarantee as to the seller’s right to sell the property and the clarity of the title, then a warranty deed is the right choice.
Important Laws & Requirements
- Laws: ORS §93.865
- Signing: Per ORS § 93.410 quitclaim deeds must be signed by the grantor and a notary public.
- Recording: The Recorder’s Office, which is part of the County Court Clerk’s Office, is where these deeds get filed. Most County Court Clerks charge a filing fee, so always check the local office before filing the form.
- Wording: The mandatory disclaimer listed at ORS § 93.040 must be included in any OR quitclaim deed.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Oregon
Step 1: Download the Oregon quitclaim deed form.
Step 2: Record the name and contact information of the person who is filling in the form, the “recorder.” This goes in the “prepared by” section.
Step 3: Add the name and address of the person who will receive the form when it is recorded. This goes in the space titled “After Recording Return To” and requires a name and address.
Step 4: Fill in the county where the property is after “County of.”
Step 5: Next, write the name of the seller, labeled “grantor” in the document. After the name, write the grantor’s address, including their county.
Step 6: Next, record the name, address, and county for the buyer, which is called the “grantee.” This goes after the phrase “releases and quitclaims to.”
Step 7: Record the information being paid for the property, first written out, and then written numerically in parentheses.
Step 8: Record the property’s county again before the words “Oregon to-wit.”
Step 9: Report the address of the property and its legal description. If you need more space, attach a document to the quitclaim deed. The property’s description is found on its warranty deed or title.
Step 10: Add the disclaimer from ORS § 93.040 before the area where the grantor signs.
Step 11: Take the document to a notary and have the grantor sign it, printing their name beneath the signature.
Step 12: Take the completed, notarized form to the appropriate Recorder’s Office, located in the County Court Clerk’s Office. This will be in the county where the property is located. Pay the filing fee and other taxes.