Idaho Quit Claim Deed Form
The Idaho Quit Claim Deed is a legal document that provides the owner of a property (the “grantor”) with a straightforward means of transferring their ownership in their property to someone they know and trust (known as the “grantee”). The contract differs from other form types in that it is unable to offer any guarantee of title. Because of this, it is recommended for use when the grantee has confirmation of the grantor’s sole ownership of the property. The form also serves as tool for completing a number of other important real estate tasks, such as adding or removing a name to a deed.
- Name and Address (§ 55-601): The Grantor’s name (or their agent) must appear on the form. Additionally, the deed must contain both the Grantee’s name and their complete mailing address.
- Wording to Omit (§ 55-612): It is crucial to omit the word “grant” from the document as it implies a guarantee regarding the conveyance (i.e., a warranty of title) that is not possible via this deed-type.
- Written Documentation (§ 55-601): It is a requirement that conveyances of an estate in real property must be “made by an instrument in writing.” As such, using a Quit Claim Deed form (as provided above) to execute a Quit Claim meets this requirement.
- Signing Requirements (§ 55-805): The Grantor(s) must acknowledge the form before a minimum of one (1) officer who is authorized to take acknowledgments in the state (such as a Notary Public).
How to File
On par with section 55-805, it is mandatory for the deed to be filed in the County Recorder’s Office in the county the property can be found. The Recorder’s Office has the right to charge a fee for their service, so the party filing should ensure they are prepared to pay a filing fee.
How to Write
The following is how to complete the Idaho Quit Claim Deed form:
Step 1 – Download
Step 2 – Party Information
Enter the name of the Grantor followed by the name(s) and address of the Grantee(s).
Step 3 – Property Description
Copy the property’s description from the most recent deed (so long the property’s boundaries have not changed since) and enter it into the space provided.
Step 4 – Date & Signatures
Enter the date in which the signatures will be recorded on the form, followed by the signature of the Grantor. A notary public needs to be present during the Grantor’s signing (who will then complete the bottom section of the form).