Georgia Quit Claim Deed Form
A Georgia Quit Claim Deed, also called a “Non-Warranty Deed”, serves the purpose of transferring interest from one party to another without confirming:
- The property is free of debt,
- There are no other parties who can claim an interest in the property, and
- The title of the property.
The form instead helps to clarify that a party with interest in a given property (referred to as the “grantor”) will give it up to another party familiar to them (referred to as the “grantee”). As the possibility exists that there are other parties who have an interest in the property, the grantee is strongly recommended to perform a title search.
How to File
Once the form has been completed and signed, it must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court. The Clerk must be located in the same jurisdiction as the land listed in the deed.
Purchaser’s liability (§ 44-5-47): This provision, entitled, “Liability of purchaser for costs of conveyance,” establishes that the purchaser is responsible for the costs of the conveyance. For a deed, that means that the Grantee must pay the associated costs.
How to Write
Step 1 – County
Above the title of the form, write the name of the County in which the property is located.
Step 2 – Date + Parties
Enter the date (day, month, and year) in which the deed is being completed. Then, enter the full name of the Grantor (person transferring the property) followed by the full name of the Grantee (person(s) receiving the property).
Step 3 – Consideration
In the next paragraph, enter the amount of consideration that is being paid by the Grantee to the Grantor for the property. Because quit claim deeds are often used for gifting property among family, the consideration entered can be a small value. For example, in the first space enter the dollar amount word-for-word, such as “one-dollar”, and in the second space enter the numerical version, such as “$1.00”.
Step 4 – Property Description
In the lines provided, enter a legal description of the property. This should be the same, word-for-word description that appears on the previous deed. This is VERY IMPORTANT, as entering it incorrectly can cause future problems (such as the deed being rejected by the clerk).
Step 5 – Signatures
Enter the following upon completing all other fields:
- Grantor’s printed name
- Grantor’s signature
- Grantee’s printed name
- Grantee’s signature
- Witness’s signature
- Notarization (to be completed by a Notary Public only)