Minnesota Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Minnesota quitclaim deed is a legal form used to convey property in the state of Minnesota. This form of transfer comes with no guarantee that the seller can transfer the property legally or that he or she has unfettered title to the premises. This type of deed is often used in close situations such as when a person desires to transfer the property to his or her trust or to a close family member. However,  in order to ascertain what interest is being transferred,  it is important that a complete title search is conducted.

Checklist – Use to make sure that all the documents, fees, and attachments (if applicable) are included for the recorder for filing.

eCRV – This document needs to be filed for all properties worth equal or more than $1,000. It can be Processed Online or the physical form (See Sample) may be obtained by contacting your local Recorder’s office.

Laws – § 507.07

Recording (§ 507.0944)- All deeds must be registered with the County Recorder’s Office.

Signing (§ 507.24) – A quitclaim deed must be signed with the Grantor(s) present with a Notary Public present.

Well Disclosure Certificate – If the property has a new well since the property was owned by the Seller then the Well Disclosure Certificate must be attached to the deed (or Filed Electronically).

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the Minnesota Quit Claim Deed by clicking on one of the buttons on the right of the page. They are labeled according to file type: PDF, ODT, and Word

Step 2 – You must indicate who is filling in this form by entering the Preparer’s Name on the “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” on the space in the “Prepared By” section.

Step 3 – In the area “After Recording Return To,” inform the Minnesota County Clerk where to send the documented materials by entering the “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” of the Mail Recipient.

Step 4 – On the blank line following the heading “State of Minnesota,” report the Minnesota County the Property is located in.

Step 5 – The next item will be on the second line of the paragraph following the words “consideration of the sum of.” Here, you must enter how much the Grantee is paying the Grantor for his or her Property Interest, Claim, or Ownership. Enter this in words on the line preceding the parentheses then as a number inside the parentheses.

Step 6 – Locate the phrase “in hand paid to” then enter the Grantor’s Name along with the word “Grantor” on the two blank spaces that follow.

Step 7 – The next task will be to enter some Address items on the next four blank spaces. Starting with the space after “residing at, report the Complete Address, County, City, and State of the Grantors Residential Address.

Step 8 – Now, find the exact wording “hereby conveys and quitclaims to.” Several items will need to be reported on the blank lines that follow. In this order, enter the Full Name, the word “Grantee,” the Address, the County, the City, and the State of the Grantee.

Step 9 – The next stage will require some items regarding this Property. First, on the line before the phrase “Minnesota to-wit,” report the Property’s County. Then on the blank lines below this, you must include the Address and a Legal Description of the Property. It is also a good idea to cite the attachments being submitted with this form (i.e. electronic real estate seal).

Step 10 – The next step will be the require Well Disclosure Statement. If the Seller does not know of any wells on the Property, place a mark in the first box. If the Seller is supplying a Well Disclosure Certificate mark the second box. If the Well Disclosure Certificate has a WDC Number, enter it on the blank line. If the Seller is familiar enough with the Property to certify the status and number of wells have remained constant since the last Well Disclosure Certificate, then mark the third box.

Step 11 – Below the Well Disclosure Statement, each Grantor must Sign then Print his or her Name and Address. This may be done on the spaces designated as “Grantor’s Signature,” “Grantor’s Name,” “Address,” and “City, State, & Zip.”

Step 12 – Make sure you have verified the checklist for your property and have attached all the necessary documents to this form. Then, contact the Minnesota County Recorder where you must submit this form. Counties will have their own requirements which must be met. It will be necessary to contact the County Recorder (or Registrar) for County-specific requirements.