Indiana Quit Claim Deed


An Indiana quit claim deed permits the lawful release of property ownership from one person to another. The person who transfers their interest in property is called the “grantor”, and the receiving party is referred to as the “grantee”.

When compared to general and special warranty deeds, there are several advantages, which include:

  • Faster and easier to complete,
  • Requires less investigative work (no title search required), and
  • Better for situations where the parties trust each other.

Instances in which a quit claim deed is commonly used includes a parent gifting their child their property or a divorcee relinquishing their ownership in property to their former ex spouse.


  • Statute: § 32-21-1-15
  • Required Language (§ 36-2-11-15): The deed must include the phrase “I affirm, under the penalties for perjury, that I have taken reasonable care to redact each Social Security number in this document, unless required by law” after inputting the preparer’s information.
  • Signing Requirements (§ 32-21-2-3): The completed deed must contain the notarized signatures of the grantor(s).
  • Recording (§ 32-21-2-3): Recording must take place in the County Recording Office that the property is located within (see list of counties).