Florida Quit Claim Deed Form

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A Florida quit claim deed is used to transfer ownership of real estate with no guarantee or warranties. This would mean to the buyer (‘Grantee’) that the person selling the property (‘Grantor’) is not guaranteeing that they own the property. Rather, they are only transferring whatever interest they have in the real estate (if any). As it should be with all property transfers, it is recommended that a title search of the property be completed prior to the closing date to ensure clean title.

Appraiser’s Parcel ID (§ 689.02) – This number is given by every City/County and the Property Appraiser’s Parcel Identification Number must be included, or at the very least, be given space for it on the form.

Laws – § 695.01(2)

Recording – Once completed, the Quit Claim must be presented to the County Recording Office (See the List of County Websites), within the property’s respective jurisdiction. Some counties require that, in addition to the completed Quit Claim, that a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) be provided in addition to the required documentation and recording fees. The person filing the form should go prepared with a checkbook to ensure that all fees will be paid at the time of the filing of the document(s), to avoid any delays in the filing process. This document must be witnessed and notarized so that it may be effective.

Signing (§ 695.26) – A quit claim deed authorized in the State of Florida must be done with Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary Public viewing the signature(s) of the Grantor(s).

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document in Adobe PDF, MS Word, or ODT. Leave the box in the top left of the form unmarked as this is for use only by the recorder’s office

Step 2 – Enter the name of the county, within the state of Florida, where the document shall be filed

Step 3 – Submit the worded and numbered dollar amount that has been paid to the seller, as well:

  • The Buyer’s name
  • Specify that the individual receiving the document is the “grantee”
  • Buyer’s address
  • County
  • City
  • State
  • Enter the county where the property is situated

Step 4 – Submit or attach a legal description of the property

  • Review the remaining paragraph

Step 5 – Signatures and Acknowledgement – Submit the following:

  • Grantors Signatures
  • Grantors typed or printed names
  • Grantors address(es)
  • City, State and Zip Code(s)
  • AND
  • Witnesses Signatures
  • Witnesses typed or printed names
  • Witnesses address(es)
  • City, State, and Zip Codes

Notary Acknowledgement and Two (2) Witnesses – Once the document has been properly completed the Grantor(s) should take the form to execute in front of two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

Recording – After completion and signature the form is ready to be filed in the County Where the Property is Located along with any filing fees required by the property’s jurisdiction.