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How to File a Quitclaim Deed in Nevada

Two Parts:

A quitclaim deed is a document that legally transfers interest in real estate from one party to another. The party that is transferring rights is called the “grantor” and the recipient is the “grantee.” Quitclaim deeds are used in a variety of situations: cases of divorce or real estate transfer between family members, transferring rights to a timeshare property or trust, or moving real estate interests to a company or corporation. Quitclaim deeds should not be used between strangers. To file a quitclaim deed in Nevada, you will need to contact the Recorder of Deeds in the county in which the property is located and ask about the county’s specific requirements for quitclaim deeds.


Drafting the Quitclaim Deed

  1. Find sample forms.You can find many quitclaim deeds on the Internet. If you want to use one, then print it off and fill out the requested information. You can also hire an attorney to draft your quitclaim deed.
    • You can find a sample quitclaim deed here: .
    • Remember that any form you find on the Internet still must comply with your county’s formatting requirements. You should stop into your county Recorder of Deeds office and ask about requirements. If you don’t follow them, you may be charged more when you file or the deed might be rejected.
  2. Format your document.If you want to type up your own quitclaim deed, then open a blank word processing document. Set the font to something readable—Times New Roman 12 point works for many people.
    • Your county may have specific requirements for the page layout. For example, in Carson County, the quitclaim deed must be on 8.5” by 11” paper and have a one-inch margin on both sides and on the bottom. There must be a 3” by 3” box in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Include required information.At the very top of the document you need to insert required information. Remember to include the following so that the quitclaim deed will be legal:
    • the assessor’s parcel number, which you can find on the current deed or by asking the Recorder
    • the name of the person filing the deed
    • the address where the deed should be returned after being recorded
  4. Provide the address where taxes should be mailed.The county recorder also won’t record a quitclaim deed unless you tell them where the statement of taxes should be sent.
    • You can type in bold “Mail tax statements to” and then insert the name and address.Don’t forget to include this information.
  5. Title the document.Put the title “Quitclaim Deed” in bold and center it between the right- and left-hand margins. You can make the title in a larger font, such as 14 point, so that it stands out.
  6. Identify the parties.With the deed, the owners (the grantors) convey the property to the grantee for money. The amount of money is called “consideration.” You should have an opening paragraph that identifies the parties and states that consideration was given.
    • For example, you could write, “For a valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Melissa T. Banks and Arthur C. Banks hereby remise, release, and forever quitclaim to Andrew X. Smith, of 1111 South Winship Avenue, City, Nevada, the property in [insert county] Nevada, described as….”
    • You should be sure to include the address of the grantee.
  7. Describe the property.You should have pulled the legal description of property, which you could find on the current deed. You then need to insert the legal description onto the quitclaim deed.
    • The legal description is usually stated in metes and bounds. For example, it might read: “Commence at the SE Corner of the East 1/2 of West 1/2 of Section 12, Township 2 East and run E 0 degrees….”
  8. Identify who prepared the legal description of property.You might have to provide the name and address of the surveyor who prepared the legal description if no prior document has been recorded with that legal description.
    • For example, if you bought half of someone’s property, then that particular portion has not been recorded before. You would need to provide the surveyor’s name and address in this situation.
    • However, if you buy someone’s entire parcel—and that parcel has been recorded before—then you don’t need to provide the surveyor’s address. Instead, you can cite the document number from where you got the description.
  9. Insert the date.You need to date the quitclaim deed, so include the word “Dated” and then a blank line so that you can write in the date.
  10. Include an affirmation.In some counties, you will need to submit an affirmation for the quitclaim deed to be filed. You should check your county’s requirements by asking the county recorder.
    • For example, in Esmeralda County, you should include the following: “I, the undersigned, hereby affirm that this document submitted for recording does not contain the social security number of any person or persons.”
  11. Add a notary block.You must sign your deed in front of a notary public. Accordingly, you should type in an appropriate notary block at the bottom of your document. Also leave a space for the official notarial seal.
    • The Nevada Secretary of State’s office has sample notarial language, available here: .
  12. Have the grantor sign in front of a notary public.You need to include signature lines for all of the grantors to sign the deed, which they must do in front of a notary public. You can find notaries at the courthouse, the county recorder’s office, and at most large banks.
    • You should take sufficient personal identification to show the notary, such as a valid state ID or a passport.

Filing the Quitclaim Deed

  1. Visit the Recorder of Deeds and ask to file.Take the completed deed to the Recorder of Deeds. Ask if you need to complete any other paperwork. For example, you probably will have to complete a Declaration of Value form.
    • You should be able to complete all required paperwork at the Recorder of Deeds office.
    • You should also take a self-addressed stamp envelope so that the recorder can return the document. This will speed up the return.
  2. Pay the filing fee.You must pay a fee to file a deed with the county recorder. The fee should be .00 to record the first page of a quitclaim deed and .00 for each additional page.
    • However, you should call ahead of time to check about the amount and acceptable methods of payment.
  3. Pay your transfer tax.You may also have to pay a transfer tax. Both the grantor and grantee are responsible for paying the tax, so talk ahead of time about how you will divide the amount. The tax must be paid before the deed will be recorded.
    • Fortunately, there are exemptions to the transfer tax. For example, transfers to most family members are exempted.
  4. Receive the deed.If you are the buyer/grantee, then you should receive your copy of the deed within a couple of weeks after it has been processed. Store it in a safe place.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    If one party is ill, but still sound mind, can they still quitclaim to their spouse?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If a party is physically ill but still of sound mind, there should be no problem.
  • Question
    Can someone with Alzheimer's execute a quitclaim?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Not likely unless they are determined to be legally competent. Competency determination starts with a visit to a medical doctor.
  • Question
    I want to Quitclaim a property to a friend. The property is in Nevada. I live in Arizona. Can I fill out the claim and notarize it in Arizona and send it to the California friend to file it?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You'll need a lawyer or title insurance company to guide you specifically as to the state requirements. Many people think they can do it, but they wind up messing up the filings. Please be careful if you are transferring real property that is subject to a loan/mortgage. If the loan has an anti-transfer clause, then you may inadvertently enter into default when you transfer the land. SOME loans can be assumed by the proposed purchaser. The lender needs to be informed and you will want a consent document signed by the lender before you transfer.
Unanswered Questions
  • I have property in my name and my boyfriends name my boyfriend has passed away can I quick deed it into my name only? Without a death certificate
  • Does the property title change after a quit claim deed is executed?
  • In the state of Nevada, how does a trustee transfer a house from a revocable family trust to the beneficiaries?
  • How do I transfer property to a trust?
  • When you quit claim, does the property title go into your name also?
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