Ohio Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Ohio quit claim deed is a legal document that transfers whatever interest someone has in a certain piece of real estate to someone else. This type of conveyance is different from the warranty deeds because it comes with no guarantee that the grantor owns the property or that there is clear title on the property. It is important, in order to ascertain what right, title and interest a grantor may have in the property to have a full and thorough property (title) search completed before purchasing the property.

Laws – § 5302.11

Recording – Once completed and acknowledged the quit claim deed must be filed at County Recorder’s Office in the jurisdiction where the land is located.

Signing (§ 5301.01) – A quit claim deed in Ohio is required to be signed in the presence of a notary public.

How to Write

Step 1 – The Ohio Quit Claim Deed may be downloaded from the buttons on the right. You may select “PDF” to download a PDF file, “ODT” to download an ODT file, or “Word” to download an MS Word file.

Step 2 – This document will require you to report on two entities as a prerequisite: the Preparer and the Mail Recipient. The Preparer will fill in the information and (generally) submit the Ohio Quit Claim Deed and the Mail Recipient is the individual with an Address the Ohio County Recorder may send the filed documents after processing. The header will contain each of these sections. You may start by utilizing the “Prepared By” section to report on the “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” of the Preparer. Typically the Preparer is the same entity as the Grantor.

Step 3 – Use the “After Recording Return To” section to provide a report on the “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” where the Ohio County Recorder may send the documented materials after processing.

Step 4 – The Property in question will be located in one Ohio County. Enter the Name of this County after the wording “County of” near the top of the body.

Step 5 – Next, find the blank lines following the wording “That for and in consideration of the sum of.” Write out the Price set by the Grantor of the Property on this line. Then, using the line in the parentheses, enter this figure numerically.

Step 6 – Find the wording “in hand paid to” and report on the Identity of the Grantor. That is, fill in the Name of the individual accepting payment and conveying the Property. You must also write the word “Grantor” after the Name of the Grantor.

Step 7 – The Grantor’s Address of Residence will also be a necessary item to report. This requirement may be fulfilled on the empty space following the wording “residing at.” The Address report must continue after the wording “County of,” where you must fill in the County of the Grantor Address. The empty space after “City of” calls for the City of the Grantor’s Address. The empty space after the wording “State of” requires the State of the Grantor’s Address.

Step 8 – The next party to be documented will be the Grantee who is arranging the payment to the Grantor and taking up the Grantor’s Claim to the Property as a result. Enter the Name of this individual on the blank space after the wording “does hereby quitclaim to” and the word “Grantee” on the next available blank space.

Step 9 – The Identity of the Grantee must be followed up with the Residential Address, County of the Residential Address, City of the Residential Address, and State of the Residential Address documented on the next four blank spaces. Each of these should be entered separately in the same order. Fill in the Address after the wording “residing at.” The blank space following the wording “County of” will require the County. The blank space after the wording “City of” will call for the City. Finally after the wording “State of” report on the State.

Step 10 – The final blank space in this paragraph calls for the County, where the Property being conveyed is physically located, to be reported. After this, use the space available below the paragraph to report the Address and Legal Description of the Property being transferred. Make sure this Legal Description is complete and as it appears on the record books.

Step 11 – Next the Grantor must have this document notarized as it is being Signed. The Signature Line will have its own designated area, starting with the empty space labeled “Grantor’s Signature.” The Printed Name of the Grantor must appear below his or her Signature. Finally, the legal Address of the Grantor (Building Number, Street, Suit Number, City, State, and Zip Code) must be reported using the two blank spaces below the Printed Name. Note: Each participating Grantor must provide a Signature and this information.

Step 12 – The last part of this document is the area developed for the Notary Public serving to notarize the document. The Notary will provide the necessary items for this notarization including the County, Parties, Date, Notary Public ID Number, Commission Expiration, and Notary Stamp.

Step 13 – The Ohio Quit Claim Deed should be submitted to the Ohio County Recorder of the same County where the Property is physically found. Contact the Ohio County Recorder of this county to obtain the instructions specific to this county’s filing procedure and fees. Some Counties may also require additional paperwork. Contact the Ohio County Recorder to finalize the recording process.