Alabama Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Alabama quitclaim deed is a document that transfers ownership with relation to the interest in property from one party to another. The Grantor, or Seller, will be the party that is giving their ownership interest and the Grantee, or Buyer, will be the party that is paying or trading for said interest.

The most common use for a quit claim deed is during a divorce when the ownership is being transferred to real estate or for any type of arrangement where it is known that the Grantor owns the real estate. This is due to the fact that a quit claim deed does not guarantee that the Grantor owns the property.

Laws§ 35-4-271 – Due to deeds with warranties a quitclaim cannot use any of the terms “grant,” “bargain,” or “sell” and should use “hereby quitclaim and convey” or other similar language.

Real Estate Sales Validation (Form RT-1) (§ 40-22-1) – A quitclaim deed is required to have this form completed when submitting to the Probate Judge’s Office.

Recording (§ 35-4-50) – A quit claim deed should be filed in the office of the County Probate Judge along with any required fees.

Signing (§ 35-4-20) – All quit claim deeds are to be signed with a notary public present or with two (2) witnesses.

How to Write

Step 1 – The document begins with the form being filled-in by the Preparer in the upper left-hand portion of the document. This must be completed with their Name and Address.

Step 2 – In the next section, the party that will be receiving all tax notices and the quitclaim deed after it has been filed must be mentioned by Name and Address.

Step 3 – The upper-right hand portion will be designated for the Recorder to make sure to keep this area blank. Below the line that reads the “State of Alabama” place the county in which the property is located.

Step 4 – Enter the amount of consideration that the property sold. If it was gifted, then just write $1.00 or equivalent amount. The amount in dollars must be entered verbally and numerically (much like a check).

Step 5 – Enter the Grantor’s information (the Grantor is the “selling” or “gifting” party) including their Name, Marital Status (single or married), and their Address.

Step 6 – Enter the Grantee’s information (the Grantee is the “buying” party) including their Name, Marital Status, and Address.

Step 7 – The Legal Description of the property should be entered which doesn’t usually contain the mailing address but the Book and Page Numbers of the last sale along with any identifying information about the property from the local assessor such as Tax Map and Lot Numbers or any type of local property identification.

Step 8 – The form must now be signed with a Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses. The Real Estate Validation Form must also be completed and then the quit claim deed is ready to be filed at the County Probate Judge’s Office.