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 appropriate when transferring property within a family because the people know and trust each other.
If someone wants a guarantee of the title or ownership, 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 wrong.
Important Laws & Requirements
The following are important laws and requirements for Wyoming quitclaim deeds.
Wyoming Statute § 34-2-104
Per Wyoming Statute § 34-1-118, the quitclaim deed is to be recorded with the County Clerk’s Office in the property’s county.
Per Wyoming Statute § 34-1-113, quitclaim deeds in Wyoming must be signed by the grantor and acknowledged by a notary public.
Per Wyoming Statute §§ 34-1-142 through 34-1-144, quitclaim deeds in Wyoming must have a Statement of Consideration form attached to the document unless exemptions apply under Wyoming Statute § 34-1-142(a).
Wyoming is one of a few states that does not impose transfer taxes. However, this is subject to change as some counties are considering and may begin requiring local taxes on transfers over a certain amount.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Wyoming
Take the steps below to write and file a quitclaim deed in Wyoming.
Step 1 – Obtain the Wyoming Quitclaim Deed Form
Download the Wyoming quitclaim deed form.
Step 2 – Write Preparer’s Information
In the upper left-hand column, enter the full name of the person preparing the form, followed by their mailing address.
Step 3 – Enter ‘Return To” Person
In the next section, record the mailing address and name of the person who will receive the form after filing it. This is often the grantee, but it can be someone else.
Step 4 – Note Consideration
Write the amount of consideration for the property in words and numbers.
Step 5 – Fill in Grantor’s Details
Write the grantor’s full name and the mailing address, county, city, and state where the grantor lives.
Step 6 – Enter Grantee’s Information
Repeat this step for the grantee.
Step 7 – Note Property’s County
Write the county where the property is.
Step 8 – Enter Complete Legal Description
Provide the address and a complete legal description of the property. Check with the county’s records or the original deed to see how to correctly write the legal description.
Step 9 – Get the Quitclaim Deed Notarized
In the presence of a notary public, the grantor must sign the document. After the signature, the grantor must print their name.
Step 10 – Fill Out Statement of Consideration
If required, fill out the Statement of Consideration for the property and attach it to the deed.
Step 11 – File Your Wyoming Quitclaim Deed
Take the Wyoming quitclaim deed to the County Clerk’s Office to file it. Contact the Clerk first to determine the fees and guidelines.
Wyoming Quitclaim Deed Sample
Below is an example of what a Wyoming quitclaim deed looks like.