Pennsylvania Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Pennsylvania Quit Claim Deed is a basic form providing the structure to quickly draft a method of transferring an Interest or Claim on Property from one party to another. This document will define such items as the Consideration Paid, the Grantor, Grantee, and the Property in combination with the required language for this document. This form must be filed with the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds servicing the same County as that of the Property at hand. It should be noted; this document does not act as verification of the Grantor’s actual status. Thus, it is typically used with familiar parties.

Certificate of Residency (Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word) – All new owners of real estate in Pennsylvania are required to submit their official residency.

Checklist – Use This Guide to ensure that you have all the documents and information required to perform the filing with the Register of Deeds.

Laws – 21 P.S. § 7 – Must contain the words, “release and quit claim”.

Philadelphia CountyForm 82-127 is required in Philadelphia County only.

Previous Recorded Information – The previous recording information is required. This can be the previous deed book and page number or the instrument number, depending on the county.

Realty Transfer Tax Statement (Form REV-183 EX) – In accordance with § 91.112, all quit claims must have this form and between a 1% to 2% transfer tax paid (based on the sales price). You may view your County’s Transfer Tax to get an estimate of how much the buyer and seller will have to pay (usually split 50/50 among the parties).

Recording – All quit claim filings must be completed at the Recorder’s Office located in every County (See Full List of County Websites).

UPI (Uniform Parcel Identifier) Stamp – After payment of the Realty Transfer Tax a UPI Stamp will be placed on the deed. This stamp will be required to get the deed recorded.

How to Write

Step 1 – The Pennsylvania Quit Claim Deed may be obtained directly from this page by selecting one of the buttons on the right then downloading it. The type of files available will differ only by the program used to edit or enter information. The language contained will be identical. You may choose to obtain a PDF, ODT, or Word file by selecting the appropriate button then downloading the file it links to.

Step 2 – The first page will have three main sections. The first section will be a prerequisite in submitting this paperwork to the appropriate Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds. You will need to provide a report on two separate entities in the top left hand corner of the page. The first entity will be the Preparer of this document. That is, enter the Full Name of the individual supplying information on the current Pennsylvania Quit Claim Deed on the first line labeled “Name.” The two lines available beside the word “Address” will call for the Preparer’s Address to be documented. Finally, the State in the Preparer’s Address and the Zip Code in the Preparer’s Address must be listed on the fourth line.

Step 3 – The area designated “After Recording Return To” calls for the Name, Address, State, and Zip Code in the Mailing Address you wish the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds to use when returning materials from this Filing. There will be separate appropriately designated line for each of these items.

Step 4 – The next section constitutes the body of this form. First, report the County, in which the Property, is found following the phrase “County of.”

Step 5 – The first space, located after the word “That” in the main paragraph, calls for Full Name of the Grantor to be entered. The second empty line in this paragraph must have “Grantor” written or typed in.

Step 6 – The following phrase, “residing at,” requires the Address of the Grantor reported on the blank space it precedes. After “County of,” name the County the Grantor Address is found in. Similarly, the next two spaces will require the City and State where this Address is located to be entered accordingly.

Step 7 – The Grantee is the individual(s) submitting a predetermined Sum of Money to the Grantor in exchange for the Grantor’s interest, title, or claim to the Property at hand. In this next portion of the paragraph we will need to define the entity and the Sum of Money submitted. Find the expression “hereby releases and quitclaims to” and enter the Full Name of the Grantee on the blank space provided. After inputting this Name, enter the entity’s role with the word “Grantee” on the next available space. The next three statements: “County of,” “City of,” and “State of” will refer to the Grantee. Enter the County, City, and State of the Grantee’s Address (in that order) on the blank spaces these terms precede.

Step 8 – The portion of this paragraph will deal with the Property being discussed. Find the blank space placed before the term “Pennsylvania to-wit.” Enter the Name of the Pennsylvania County where this Property is located. Below this, report the Legal Description of the Property as it is recorded in State Records. This must be complete thus if there are too many items to report directly in the space provided, you may either add additional lines or attach a document with such facts. Make sure to include the Physical Address of the Property and any other facts required (by the County the property is located in).

Step 9 – The next page will provide an area for the Grantor to Sign this document. Each Grantor must Sign the “Grantor’s Signature” line, supply his or her Printed Name on the “Grantor’s Name” line, and self-report his/her Address on the “Address” and “City, State & Zip” line.

Step 10 – The Grantor Signature must be notarized. While some requirements will vary across the individual Counties in Pennsylvania, all will required a Notarized Pennsylvania Quit Claim Deed. The Notary Public will supply the information required and Notary Seal in the area below “State of Pennsylvania.”

Step 11 – Contact the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds serving the County where this Property is found. This is the entity who must receive and record this paperwork. Obtain the Instructions, Submission Guidelines, and applicable Fees required by the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds in that County.

 


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