Connecticut Quit Claim Deed Form
Connecticut Quit Claim Deed lawfully establishes the decision of one party, called the grantor, to no longer hold a claim to a property so that it can be passed on to another party, called the grantee. As Connecticut’s state law outlines (§ 47-36f), when this type of deed is lawfully executed it effectively releases all of the grantor’s rights, title, and interest to the property without any covenants of title. In other words, the form only permits for interest in a property, rather than the title of a property, to be transferred.
Formatting (§ 7-24(f)): State law dictates that for the Deed to be duly recorded, it must have a blank margin that surrounds each page that is not less than three-fourths of an inch (3/4″) in width. A return address and addressee must be present at the top of the front side of the first page of the form.
Signing Requirements (§ 47-5): The deed must be signed by the Grantor or their Agent. Notarization, as well as the presence and signatures of two (2) witnesses, are also required at the time of signing.
How to File
Per § 47-10 it is a state requirement that any deed has to be filed with the city or town clerk in the city or town where the property is located. The form must adhere to formatting rules, as stated above. Any fees associated with the filing must also be paid.
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The form should be promptly filed; otherwise, due to Connecticut’s “notice recording statute” (§ 47-10(a)), the Grantee runs the risk of another party filing their conveyance first (and subsequently being granted the right of title).
How to Write
Step 1 – Download
Step 2 – Grantor & Consideration
In the first field, the full name of the Grantor should be written, followed by the county in which they are located. “For consideration” refers to what the Grantee will be paying the Grantor in order to receive the property. This can be a dollar ($1) if the property is a gift, or an actual monetary amount if a transaction.
Step 3 – The Grantee
After “grants to,” write the name of the Grantee(s) and the county in which they reside.
Step 4 – The Property
After “known as,” enter the address of the property, followed by a full legal description of the property. The description needs to contain enough information so a surveyor can accurately determine the property’s boundaries.
Step 5 – Signatures
Enter the full date in which signatures are recorded. This includes the day, month, and year. On the two (2) lines below the date (to the right side of the page), the Grantor(s) will need to record their signatures. The Grantee(s) are not required to sign the deed.
Step 6 – Witness Signatures & Notarization
Two (2) witnesses will need to record their signatures on the lines provided, after witnessing the Grantor record his or her signature. The proceeding section is only to be completed by a Notary Public.