A Wyoming (WY) quitclaim deed is a document that gives a property owner (grantor) the ability to quickly transfer ownership of a property to another party (grantee), but without the promise of a clear title or any guarantee of ownership. This type of deed is often used when transferring property within a family, because the people know and trust each other.
If someone wants a guarantee to the title or ownership, then they should use a warranty deed, which is a different type of deed. The terms “quit claim deed,” “quit claims deed,” and “quick claim deed” may all be used to refer to a quitclaim deed, but these terms are used in error.
Important Laws & Requirements
- Laws: § 34-2-104, § 34-1-142, and § 34-26-107
- Recording: The County Clerk’s Office is responsible for filing the Wyoming quitclaim deed. File the deed in the office where the property is located.
- Signing: Per § 34-26-107, quitclaim deeds in Wyoming require notarization from a notary public.
- Additional Documents: All quitclaim deeds in Wyoming must have a Statement of Consideration form attached to the document, according to § 34-1-142.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Wyoming
Step 1: Download the Wyoming quitclaim deed form.
Step 2: In the upper left-hand column, enter the full name of the person who is preparing the form, followed by their mailing address.
Step 3: In the next section, record the mailing address and name of the person who will receive the form after it is filed. This is often the grantee, but it can be someone else.
Step 4: Record the county where the property is located.
Step 5: Write the words that indicate the dollar amount being paid for the property. Then write the dollar amount in numbers.
Step 6: Write the grantor’s name, followed by the title “grantor.” Next, write the mailing address, county, city, and state where the grantor lives.
Step 7: Repeat this step for the grantee after the words “hereby conveys and quitclaims to.”
Step 8: After the words “described real estate, situated in” write the county where the property is located again.
Step 9: After the words, “County, Wyoming, to-wit,” write the address and legal description of the property. Check with the county’s records to see how the legal description is written.
Step 10: In the presence of a notary public, the grantor needs to sign the document. After the signature, the grantor must write their address.
Step 11: Fill out the Statement of Consideration for the property, and attach it to the deed.
Step 12: Take the Wyoming quitclaim deed to the County Clerk’s Office to file it. Contact the office first to see what the fees and guidelines are.