Michigan Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Michigan quitclaim deed is a form of deed that can be used in real estate conveyances. It is typically used in “close” situations, such as between a creator of a trust and the trust, between close relatives, etc. The Conveying Party is not guaranteeing anything about the title, not even his or her ownership of the property. This means he or she is merely transferring whatever interest the Grantor may have in the property to another. In any transfer, it’s prudent to have a title search completed so that the interests in the property can be ascertained.

Laws (§ 565.152) – Must have the specific language “A.B. quitclaims to C.D. (here describe the premises) for the sum of (here insert the consideration)”.’

Property Transfer Affidavit (Form 2766)Required to be attached to the quitclaim deed.

Recording – The quitclaim must be completed by filing with the Michigan Registry of Deeds.

Signing (§ 565.201) – Required to be signed with the Grantor(s) in front of a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – The Michigan Quit Claim Deed is available as a PDF file, ODT file, or Word file. You may download any of these versions using the buttons on the right labeled “PDF,” “ODT,” and “Word” (respectively). Each file type will contain the exact same language.

Step 2 – Record the Preparer’s Full Name under the heading “Prepared By” on the first line. You may use the second and third line to report the Preparer’s Address. The last line of this area will require the State and Zip Code of the Preparer’s Address entered.

Step 3 – The first line in the section “After Recording Return To” requires the Full Name of the Mail recipient who shall receive the returned materials regarding this filing. Then, report the Full Mailing Address, State, and Zip Code where the Michigan County Clerk may mail the returned materials being recorded and filed.

Step 4 – The body of this template form will begin with a blank space following the phrase “County of.” Report the County where the Property being is located on this blank space.

Step 5 – The next area contains a paragraph with several blank spaces. On the first blank space report the Full Name of the Grantor then, write the term “Grantor” on the second blank line of this paragraph. The third blank space requires the Street Address of the Grantor to be submitted. The next three blank spaces require some specifics regarding this Street Address. The term “County of” will have a space to report the County where the Grantor’s Street Address is located. The term “City of” will have a space to report the City where the Grantor’s Street Address is located. The term “State of” will have a space to report the State where the Grantor’s Street Address is located.

Step 6 – You will need to define the Grantee who will gain the Grantor’s Claim to the Property to and the cost of this consideration. This will be required on the spaces following the words “hereby quitclaims to.” Enter the Grantee Name on the first blank space following this term then write the word “Grantee” on the next available space. This must be followed with the Grantee Residential Address, Grantee’s County of Residence, Grantee’s City of Residence, and Grantee’s State of Residence on the next four available blank spaces in this order. Finally, on the two blank spaces separated by the “$” sign, write out the full Cost for the Grantor’s consideration on the left of the “$” sign then enter it as a number on the right of the “$” sign.

Step 7 – The County where the Property is located will need to be confirmed on the last blank space of this paragraph.

Step 8 – The three blank lines below this paragraph have been provided so that you may supply the Address, Parcel Number, and Legal Description of the Property. Make sure these items are provided accurately and in their entirety. This may be done on an attachment if there is not enough room.

Step 9 – The Grantor of this Property must provide his or her Signature in the area near the end of this document. Two columns are provided so that two Grantors may fulfill their requirements however you may add space for additional Grantors if necessary. Each Grantor will have several lines to tend to. The first line calls for the Grantor’s Signature. The second line calls for the Grantor’s Name to be entered in Print. The third and fourth lines (“Address” and “City, State & Zip”) have been provided so the Grantor may submit his or her Complete Address. Each Signing must take place in the presence of the Notary Public who has been charged with notarizing the Signatures provided to this form.

Step 10 – When it is time for this template form to be Signed the Notary Public will submit the required information below the words “State of Michigan.” This will include the County, Parties Present, and Date. Additionally, the Notary Public will provide his or her Notary ID Number, the Date his or her Commission shall expire, and the Notary Seal.

Step 11 – The Michigan Quit Claim Deed will need to be submitted to the Michigan County Clerk where the Property is found. It is worth noting the Michigan County Clerk’s requirements for submitting this document will vary from County to County. It is strongly recommended to contact the Michigan County Clerk (where the Property is located) to become familiar with the Guidelines and required Fees in that County.