South Carolina Quit Claim Deed Form

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The South Carolina Quit Claim Deed form provides an informal method of quickly transferring or conveying a Claim to, Interest in, and/or Ownership of a Property without involving an attorney. If there are there are any questions regarding this filing, including whether it should be done, one should consult an attorney prior to Signing. Once this form is completed, it must be Signed and Notarized then, submitted to the South Carolina Registrar of Deeds serving the County where the Property is located. It should be noted that each County will have its own requirements regarding this submittal.

Laws – § 27-7-20

Recording – All forms must be filed at the County Recorders of Deeds.

Signing (§ 30-5-30) – A quit claim deed in South Carolina is required to be authorized by a notary public and two (2) subscribing witnesses. The Notary Public is able to act as one (1) of the witnesses.

How to Write

Step 1 – Select the “PDF” button below the image on the right to download a PDF version of the South Carolina Quit Claim Deed. Select the “ODT” button below the image on the right to download an Open Document Type/Test version. Select the “Word” button below the image on the right to download a MS Word version. Download the file type you wish to work with.

Step 2 – The first area requiring attention is found at the top of the page on the left. This area will call for some basic information regarding the party filling out this form. Report the “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” of this entity.

Step 3 – The second area in the header begins with the words “After Recording, Return To” and will require you input the Address to be used when it is time for the South Carolina Registrar of Deeds to return your filed documents. This presentation should consist of the Full Name of the Mailing Recipient along with the Complete Mailing Address. This section will also call for the State and Zip Code to be defined on the last line.

Step 4 – On the first line below the official Title of this document, “South Carolina Quit Claim Deed,” enter the County the Property exists in.

Step 5 – It will be necessary to document the Amount of Money trading hands from the Grantee to the Grantor. The appropriate place to make this distinction is on the first space in the second line of this paragraph. Then, present the dollar amount numerically in the parentheses.

Step 6 – The Full Name and Address of the Grantor must be reported on this document as well. Several blank lines have been provided so that you may fulfill this requirement. The set of words “in hand paid to” will appear just before the blank lines where you must report the Grantor’s Full Name and the word “Grantor.” The following available space after the words “residing at” must have the Grantor Address presented. Then the County, City, and State of the Grantor Address will need to be filled in after the terms “County of,” City of,” and “State of.”

Step 7 – The next area of this paragraph will seek a clear definition for the Identity and Location of the Grantee. First, the Name of the Grantee and the word “Grantee” must be filled into the first two blank spaces. The Address of the Grantee must be fille into the space following the term “residing at.” Next, find the words “County of” then Name the County of the Grantee’s Address. The line after the phrase “City of” call for the City of the Grantee’s Address. Finally, the term “State of” will require you to the input of the State of the Grantee’s Address

Step 8 – The South Carolina County where the Property is physically found must be named on the blank space between the expressions “situated in” and “County, South Carolina…” at the end of this paragraph.

Step 9 – The South Carolina Registrar of Deeds calls for the official Address and Legal Description of the Property being conveyed. If there is not enough room, you may cite a separate document(s) attached with this information.

Step 10 – This form will also require the Grantor to Sign his or her Name on the line marked “Grantor’s Signature.” Then on the line marked Grantor’s Name, the Grantor must Print his or her Name on the next line. On the lines marked “Address” and “City, State, and Zip,” the Grantor must report his or her Address. The next section of this page may only be filled out by the Notary Public notarizing this document. The Notary will fill in the required items then provide the Notary Public Number and Commission Expiration Date. Finally, the Notary Seal will be stamped.

Step 11 – Each South Carolina County will have a set of unique guidelines and/or fees that must be followed and paid when submitting this paperwork. You will need to submit file this document with the South Carolina Registrar of Deeds of the same County as the Property being transferred. Contact this County’s South Carolina Registrar of Deed for the filing process and requirements specific to that County.