Colorado Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Colorado quitclaim deed is used to transfer property without a warranty from the seller. There is no specific guarantee the seller has exclusive claim to the Property at hand or even the Title. Conceivably, they could be transferring no interest in the property. They are basically just transferring their right to claim an interest in the property if they have one. It is important that if parties are using this type of deed that there is no question about what title is being transferred. A thorough title or property record search should be completed in all land transfers.

Laws – § 38-30-116

Signing (§ 38-35-103) – The quitclaim deed in Colorado must be acknowledged in front of a notary public.

Specific Language – The word “convey” must not be allowed in the document and rather should be replaced with the word “quitclaim”. For example, “A hereby quitclaims to B….”

How to Write

Step 1 –  In order to download this form, you must select the “PDF,” “ODT,” or “Word” button. Each one is the file type it is named after. Select the appropriate button (for your needs) then download the form to your computer. Note: PDF files may only have information entered using a PDF program or a form friendly browser.

Step 2 – There will be two columns at the top of the page. The column on the right (above the words “Space Above this Line…”) is strictly for the use of the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The column on the left however, will require attention. In the field labeled “Name,” just under the words “Prepared By,” enter the Full Name of the entity who will enter the information this document requires. Then, report this party’s Complete Address utilizing the two blank lines labeled “Address.” Next, use the blank spaces labeled “State” and “Zip Code” to document the State and Zip Code where the Preparer is located.

Step 3 – The next few items, in the section titled “After Recording Return To,” will also require some attention. In this section, you will need to indicate where the Colorado County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reviewing this filing should return the filed materials. Enter the Name of the Mail Recipient on the blank space after the word “Name.” Then use the lines labeled “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” to report the balance of the Mailing Address. Make sure this Mailing Address is well maintained.

Step 4 – The area beneath the heading “Colorado Quit Claim Deed” requires several definitions to complete this document. The first will be the County where the Property, at the focus of this document, is located. Enter the County where the property is located on the blank space directly below the words “State of Colorado.”

Step 5 – The first paragraph of the body of this document will require several pieces of information. On the first available space after the words “Know All Men…” (on the second line of the paragraph), fill in the amount to be paid so the Grantor will release his or her interest in the property. This should be spelled out on the first blank space then written numerically after the “$” sign.

Step 6 – On the third line of this paragraph (after the words “sells and quitclaims to”) report the Full Name of the Grantee. This is the individual who wishes to gain the legal right to have an interest in this property as a result of the previously listed payment. To continue this definition, write in the word “Grantee” on the first blank space of the fourth line of this paragraph.

Step 7 – Locate the words “residing at” on the fourth line of this paragraph. You will need to enter the Address where the Grantee resides on the blank space following these words. The next blank space, on the fifth line of this paragraph, requires the County where the Grantee resides to be reported. Also, on the fifth line, enter the City where the Grantee resides on the blank space after the words “City of.” Finally, enter the State where the Grantee resides on the third blank space of the fifth line (located just after the words “State of”).

Step 8 –  The blank space, located in the seventh line of this paragraph, requires the County where the Property is located to be documented.

Step 9 – The next several lines require a Legal Description of the Property in focus. This should include the Street Address, Plot, Subdivision, and any other defining documents (Deeds, Titles, etc.). If there is not enough room, you may attach a document and cite the title of said document in the space provided.

Step 10 – Now, each Grantor(s) must provide a Signature, Printed version of his or her Name, and Full Address. There are two columns after the area where you provide the Property Description. Each column is for one Grantor. It is important to make sure each Grantor who is sacrificing his or her interest in this property Sign this document and provide his or her Printed Name and Address. If there are more than two, then you must either add additional columns for each additional Grantor or simply attach a Signature page to completely fulfill this requirement. Let us focus on the Grantor who is signing the left column. The Grantor Signature should be provided on the line labeled “Grantor’s Signature.” The Grantor should then Print his or her Name on the blank line directly below the Signature Line. Finally, the “Address” and “City, State & Zip” lines have been provided for the Grantor Address to be reported.

Step 11 – The next area is reserved for the attending Witnesses to the Grantor Signing.  The Witness area is similar to the Grantor area in its structure and requirements. Locate the left column beneath the words “In Witness Whereof.” The Witness filling out this area must provide his or her Signature on the first line, his or her Printed Name on the second line, his or her Street Address on the third line, and his or her City, State, and Zip Code on the fourth line.

Step 12 – The Notary Public attending this Signing is the only entity that may fill in the area beneath the Witness Signature section. Here, the Notary must note the County, Attending Signature Parties, and Date. This will be followed by the Notary Public’s Identification Number, Seal, and Commission Expiration.

Step 13 – Once you have gathered all the necessary attachments you may file this submittal package to Colorado County Clerk and Recorder’s Office where the Property is located. Each County may set its own criteria regarding submission guidelines and fees. It is strongly recommended to contact the Colorado County Clerk and Recorder’s Office regarding any such additional requirements. It should be noted that in the State of Colorado, regardless of County, a TD-1000 (Real Property Transfer Declaration form) must be submitted with the Colorado Quit Claim Deed if the consideration (money paid by Grantee) is $500.00 or more.