Iowa Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Iowa quit claim deed is a popular way in which a person can legally sell his or her real estate to another. Unlike a warranty deed, this form of transfer provides no guarantee or warranty as to the title. The buyer is technically only buying whatever interest the seller may or may not have in the property. As always, it is recommended that a complete title search be completed prior to a sale so that the buyer understands what interest the seller has in the property.

Additional Documents – The State of Iowa requires that all Quit Claim Deeds that are filed also have the Groundwater Hazard Statement (if necessary use Attachment #1) & Declaration of Value attached when filing to the County Recorder.

Laws – § 558.19

Recording – All deeds must be submitted to the County Recorder’s Office where the real estate is located.

Signing (§ 558.31) – A quit claim deed must be signed with the Grantor(s) in the presence of a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – The Iowa Quit Claim Deed is available, for download, as a PDF, ODT, or Word file by clicking one of the appropriately labeled buttons on the right side of this page. Once you have downloaded the file you may open it and enter the information with the appropriate program.

Step 2 – The Preparer of this filing must supply his or her Name on the first blank line in the upper left-hand corner (“Name”). Below this, the Preparer must supply his or her Address, making sure to utilize the blank lines labeled “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code.”

Step 3 – The Mail Recipient of materials relating to this filing must also be defined for the Iowa County Recorder processing this filing. This may be done in the “After Recording Return To” section. Enter the Mail Recipient to be addressed on the blank space labeled “Name.” Then making use of the lines labeled “Address” and the spaces labeled “State” and “Zip Code.”

Step 4 – The County where the Property is geographically found must be reported on the space below the term “State of Iowa.”

Step 5 – The Consideration paid to the Grantor for the release of his/her claim to the Property must be documented on the first blank space in the statement beginning with the words “Know All Men By these Presents.” Use this space to write out the Dollar Amount to be paid and the space in the parentheses to enter this same Dollar Amount as a number.

Step 6 – You must report the Full Name of the Grantee using the space just after the phrase “undersigned hereby quitclaim to” then, name this role by filling in the word “Grantee” on the next space provided.

Step 7 – The Grantee’s Address must also be recorded on this document. This will be done using the next four blank spaces (beginning after the phrase “residing at”). In the first space, enter the Grantee’s Street Address. In the second space, enter the Grantee’s City. In the third space, enter the Grantee’s City. In the fourth space, enter the State.

Step 8 – The last space in this paragraph requires the County where the Property concerned is geographically located to be reported. You will need to define the Property, itself, by using the next three blank lines to provide the Address and Legal Description of the Property. In the event the blank lines provided do not provide sufficient space to report this, you should draw up a document with the Legal Description, title it appropriately, cite the titled document in the space provided, and physically attach the Legal Description.

Step 9 – The next paragraph will define the circumstances and conditions of this conveyance agreement. Below this, the Grantor(s) releasing such claim/interest in the defined Property must provide his/her/their Signature(s), Printed Name, and Complete Address. To this end two columns are available, each one for one Grantor. If there are more than two Grantors, you may copy one of the columns then paste the copied item below the existing Signature areas. The first blank space is the designated Signature Line (labeled as “Grantor’s Signature”). The space below this will require the Name of the Grantor Printed or Typed. Finally the “Address” and “City, State & Zip” will act as the designated lines for the Signing Grantor to provide his or her Address.

Step 10 – This form must be Notarized so that it may be accepted by the Iowa County Recorder. The next area, below the Grantor Signature area, has been designated for the Notarization of the Signing. Here the Notary Public will confirm the County, the Individuals present at the time of Signing, and the exact Date of Signing. The Notary Public will also supply his or her Notary Public Number and Commission Expiration Date. Finally, the Notary Public will stamp this document with his or her Seal.

Step 11 – The Iowa Quit Claim Deed will need to be filed properly with the Iowa County Recorder for the district where the Property is found. You will need to obtain the submission Guidelines and Fees specific to that county and that property by contacting this governing body directly.


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