Missouri Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Missouri quitclaim deed is another way of transferring property legally in Missouri. This should not be confused with a warranty deed since a quit claim deed does not inherently provide a written guarantee from the grantor that he or she has the legal authority to sell the property in question or that the title to the property is clear of other claims. Verifying such facts is up to the individual wishing to assume the grantor’s interest in the property. If you have any questions about what it is you are purchasing, it would be considered wise to have a thorough title search completed in order to find out if there are any undisclosed interests in the property.

Laws – Section 447.640

Recording – Must be filed at the County Recorder of Deeds.

Signing (§ 442.150) – All quit claim deeds are to be signed with the Grantor(s) in the presence of a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – You may obtain a copy of the Missouri Quit Claim Deed Form by selecting one of the buttons below the image on the right and saving it directly onto your computer. You may obtain a PDF, ODT, or Word file or all of the above. You may either use an appropriate program to open the file type you downloaded or you may print it then fill it out by ink. It should be noted the State of Missouri will not record a Missouri Quit Claim Deed that is not in blue or blank ink. Furthermore, this document must be notarized at the time of Signing.

Step 2 – Once you have opened this document on screen with the appropriate program or have printed it and are ready to fill it out, locate the “Prepared By” heading. Here, as the individual filling out this information, you must self-report in the Preparer section. Begin by entering your Full Name on blank space succeeding the word “Name.” Then, on the space available below, enter your Complete Address. There will be two lines provided for this purpose. The next line contains the words “State” and “Zip Code,” each followed by a blank space. Report your State and Zip Code on these spaces.

Step 3 – It will also be necessary to instruct the Missouri County Recorder or County Clerk to whom returned materials should be addressed. This will be done in the “After Recording Return To” section. Use the blank space labeled “Name” to submit the Mail Recipient Name and the blank space labeled “Address” to report the Mailing Address. Finally, report the State and Zip Code on the next two spaces (in that order).

Step 4 – The next area requiring attention on this form will be located in the main body on the blank line that follows the words “County of.” Fill in the County where the Property is geographically located.

Step 5 – The next line that must be tended to is the first and second blank spaces in the paragraph statement starting with the words “Know All Men.” Here you must document the amount of money being paid to the Grantor twice. First written out then reported numerically, just as if you were writing a check.

Step 6 – On the next available space, you will also need to document the Name of the individual receiving this money and relinquishing any claim he or she has to the Property. There will be two blank spaces to define this entity. On the first enter his or her Full Name then on the second blank space type (or write) in the word “Grantor.”

Step 7 – The Grantor entity must be further defined by entering his or her Residential Address. This must be done on the blank space immediately to the right of the phrase “residing at.”

Step 8 – The Grantor Address must have certain specifics declared in this document immediately following its report. This will be done on the next three blank spaces. On the space to the right of “County of,” report the County where the Grantor’s Address reported is located. Then on the next two blank spaces, enter the City and State (respectively) where the Grantor Address reported is located.

Step 9 – The other entity that must be defined is the Grantee. That is the individual who will be eligible to make a Claim on the Property as a result of the present conveyance. To define this entity, enter his or her Full Name on the blank space succeeding the statement “Grantor(s) hereby conveys and quitclaims to” and write the word “Grantee” immediately after.

Step 10 – The next item that must be documented on this form will be the Grantee Address. Report the Grantee’s Address of Residence on the space to the right of the term “residing at.”

Step 11 – The County, City, and State where the Grantee’s Address is geographically located must be reported on the next three blank spaces in that order. Each item must be entered in its respective space (i.e. in the case of “City of,” enter only the Name of the Grantee’s City).

Step 12 – The Property in question must also have a definition on the document being submitted. Enter the Missouri County where the Property is found on the space between the terms “…situated in the County of” and “Missouri to-wit.” Directly below this statement will be several lines to report the Address, Tax Parcel Number, and Legal Description of the Property at hand.

Step 13 – Two Grantor Signature Columns are provided so that each Grantor may submit his or her Signature, Printed Name, Street Address, and City, State & Zip Code. If more than two Grantors are releasing interest in the Property, then you may add additional columns. A Notary Public must be present at the time of signing.

Step 14 – This template form’s final section will provide an area for the Notary Public to provide notarization of this Signing. This should include the County, Individuals Present, Date of Signing, Notary Public Number, Commission Expiration Date, and the Notary Seal.

Step 15 – The Missouri County Clerk where the Property is the entity you must record this document with however each county will have its own criteria. For instance, the Filing Fee will vary across County and in some cases, the Grantee Signature may be required. Make sure to contact the Missouri County Clerk or Office of the Recorder in the district where the Property is and follow the instructions for that County’s submission process.


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