Maryland Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Maryland quit claim deed is used to transfer property in Maryland from one person to another. Unlike a warranty deed, the quit claim does not include any guarantee as to the title. The seller is merely transferring whatever interest he may or may not have in the property to the buyer. It is prudent to conduct a thorough search of the title of the property before completing the sale. A thorough title search should reveal any title issues that may exist in the history of the property that can be resolved prior to the transfer. Before filing with the land records department in the county circuit court, the deed must be notarized, signed by the grantor and the preparer.


How to Write

Step 1 – The Maryland Quit Claim Deed may be downloaded by selecting the “PDF,” “ODT,” and “Word” buttons to the right of these instructions. Each of these buttons will allow for the deed to be downloaded in the format labeled on the button. Download version you prefer and open it with the appropriate program to enter the required information.

Step 2 – The first blank line of this document will be labeled “Name” and is located in the section labeled “Prepared By.” Here, the individual filling out this form must enter his or her Full Name, then submit his or her Complete Address. You may define the Preparer Address by submitting it on the lines designated “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code.”

Step 3 – The section bearing the designation “After Recording Return To” will need to have the Mailing Address where the Maryland County Clerk may send the filed paperwork once it has completed the review process. The Mailing Address must have the Name, Street Address, State, and Zip Code submitted utilizing the blank lines designated with “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code.”

Step 4 – The first area to require attention in the section designated as “Maryland Quit Claim Deed” will be the blank space just before the word “County.” Here, you must indicate the County where the Property concerned is geographically found.

Step 5 – You will need to document several aspects of the Property conveyance taking place with this form. To begin, enter the amount of money that needs to be paid on the blank spaces immediately below the words “Know All Men…” there will be two blank spaces here. You must report the Dollar Amount the Grantee must pay the Grantor as if writing a check. First write it out in words then, on the second space, enter the numerical version of this Dollar Amount.

Step 6 – The next spaces will require the Full Name of the Grantor, the word “Grantor,” the Residential Address of the Grantor, the County where the Grantor Residential Address is, the City where the Grantor Residential Address is, and the State where the Grantor Residential Address to be submitted on the blank spaces, in that order. Each blank space may only record one of these items so make sure to report them in the correct order.

Step 7 – The next six blank spaces (beginning with the first space after the term “hereby convey and forever quitclaim to”) will also require similar information but for the Grantee. That is, the individual submitting the payment and receiving the conveyance of the Grantor’s claim to Property. On the first space, enter the Full Name of the Grantee then, write in the word “Grantee” on the second space. Also, you must submit the Grantee’s Residential Address on the third space, the Grantee’s County on the fourth space, the Grantee’s City on the fifth space, and the Grantee’s State on the sixth blank space.

Step 8 – Now, at the end of this paragraph, locate the term “situated in” and the word “County.” Here, you must confirm the County where the Property is located. Then on the blank lines provided, report the Address, Plot Number, and Legal Description (as reported on the Property Deed). This section must be completed accurately and fully. Thus, if there is not enough room, draft a document with this information and attach it.

Step 9 – The next area, under the heading “Preparer’s Certification,” the Preparer must indicate his or her status and provide a Signature to confirm he or she has filled out the information required. There will be two paragraphs, each beginning with the words “I hereby certify.” If the Preparer is an attorney then, on the first line of the first paragraph, locate the blank line between the phrases “prepared by” and “an.” Enter the Full Name of the Preparer in this blank space. The Preparer must then Sign his or her Name on the Signature Line and provide his or her Bar Number on the second blank line. If, however, the Preparer is not an Attorney then locate the paragraph below the word “or” and enter the Full Name of the Preparer on the first available blank space. This blank space will be followed with parentheses containing the phrase “Grantor/Grantee/Party Secured.” Circle one of these phrases. Next, the Preparer will need to Sign his or her Name on the Signature Line and Print his or her Name on the line labeled “Print.” Only one of these paragraphs may be filled out by the Preparer.

Step 10 – The next area has been provided so the Grantor may provide his or her (required) Signature. The Grantor should submit his or her Signature on the space labeled “Grantor’s Signature.” This should be followed with the Printed Name of the Grantor on the second line, the Street Address of the Grantor on the “Address” line and the City, State, and Zip Code of the Grantor on the last line. There will be two columns provided so that two Grantors may Sign this form however, if more Grantors must provide these items, you may add an additional column.

Step 11 – The section beginning with the title “State of Maryland” is secured for the Notary Public who must notarize this form. No other party may fill in this area. The Property County, Attending Parties, and Date will be documented by Notary Public at the time of Signing. Additionally, the Notary Public will provide his or her Notary Id Number, Commission Expiration, and Notary Seal.

Step 12 – When this document has been finalized with notarization, contact the Maryland County Clerk in the jurisdiction where the Property is physically located. The Maryland County Clerk serving that County will be able to provide information specific to recording for the Property concerned. Additionally, you will be able to learn the exact Filing Fee required by the County in focus.