Nevada Quit Claim Deed Form
Most legal routes for transferring property title can prove costly. A Nevada Quit Claim Deed, on the other hand, is relatively low-cost to execute in most cases. The primary reason being that unlike a Warranty Deed—which usually requires guidance from a lawyer—Quit Claim Deeds are simple enough to be filled out by the Grantor and Grantee themselves. For peace of mind, the parties can instead use an online form builder (such as the one provided here) to receive step-by-step guidance for a fraction of the cost of hiring a legal professional. It should be kept in mind, however, that buyer protection is non-existent in this type of Deed, so it should only be used by closely-related or closely-acquainted parties who have already ruled out the possibility of any conflicting property claims.
Laws: Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 10: “Property Rights and Transactions,” Chapter 111: “Estates in Property: Conveyancing and Recording”
Compulsory inclusions (NRS 111.312): For the Quit Claim to be recorded, it must note the following information:
- The Grantee’s mailing address,
- The name and address of the party any tax statements regarding the property should be mailed to, and
- In cases where the county assessor has assigned a parcel number to the property, the assessor’s parcel number of the property must be evident at the top left corner of the first page of the Quit Claim Deed form.
Language to avoid (NRS 111.170): The words “grant, bargain and sell” are intrinsically related to Warranty Deeds, so should therefore not feature in the contents of the legal document.
Tenancy in common (NRS 111.063): So long as the Quit Claim Deed expressly states that the Grantees are tenants in common, a married couple can create a tenancy in common by a single conveyance holding title “as joint tenants to themselves, or to themselves and others, or to one of them and others.”
Recording Cover Page/Sheet: A Recording Cover Page/Sheet must be placed on top of the Nevada Quit Claim Deed in order for it to be filed. Each county’s Page/Sheet may vary, so it is important for the correct one is used. To make doing so straightforward, the table below provides the Recording Cover Pages/Sheets for all sixteen (16) of Nevada’s counties:
Recording Cover Pages/Sheets for Nevada's Counties
|County||Name and Link to Downloadable Cover Page/Sheet|
|Clark County||Clark County Recording Cover Sheet|
|Churchill County||Not available|
|Douglas County||Douglas County Recording Cover Sheet|
|Elko County||Elko County Recording Cover Sheet|
|Esmeralda County||Esmeralda County Recording Cover Page with Affirmation Statement|
|Eureka County||Eureka County Recording County Title Page|
|Humboldt County||Humboldt County Recording Cover Sheet|
|Lander County||Not available|
|Lincoln County||Lincoln County Recording Cover Page|
|Lyon County||Lyon County Recording Cover Page|
|Mineral County||Mineral County Recording Cover Page|
|Nye County||Nye County Recording Cover Page|
|Pershing County||Pershing County Recording Cover Sheet|
|Storey County||Storey County Recording Cover Page with Affirmation Statement|
|White Pine County||White Pine County Recording Cover Page|
|Washoe County||Washoe County Recording Cover Page|
- Proved by a subscribing witness, or
- Acknowledged by one of three individuals prescribed by law to do so; a judge or a clerk of a court having a seal, a Notary Public, or a justice of the peace.
How to file a Quit Claim Deed in Nevada (NRS 111.315): As established by state law, a Nevada Quit Claim Deed must be “recorded in the Office of the Recorder of the county in which the real property is situated.” Any filing fees the Office of the Recorder demands will be the responsibility of the filer to pay. A Nevada Declaration of Value form must also be recorded concurrently (this form can be obtained on each county’s official website).
A further point to be aware of is Nevada’s “race-notice recording statute” (NRS 111.325). Due to this statute, it is mandatory for the Quit Claim Deed to be recorded as doing so will “operate as notice to third persons.” Notice is necessary because if another party does not see evidence that a valid Deed has been recorded, they may subsequently enter into and file a conveyance concerning the same property as that of the unfiled Quit Claim Deed.
In such a case, as this party was not given any notice of the Quit Claim Deed, their conveyance will be upheld, while the Quit Claim Deed will be made legally null and void.