California Quitclaim Deed

California Quitclaim Deed

Transfer property in California quickly and easily using this simple legal form. You can use a quitclaim deed to:

  • transfer property to or from a revocable living trust
  • transfer property to one spouse as part of a divorce
  • transfer one co-owner’s interests to another co-owner
  • transfer property you own by yourself into co-ownership with someone else
  • change the way owners hold title to the property
  • and more

Includes Declarations of Exemption from Documentary Transfer Tax forms.

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Recording requested by:


and when recorded mail
this deed and tax statements to:

 


California Quitclaim Deed

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Alternate Selection: [documentary transfer tax]
Label Contract Text
Tax Exempt This transfer is exempt from the documentary transfer tax.
Subject to Tax
Alternate Selection: [transfer tax calculation]
Label Contract Text
Full Property Value The documentary transfer tax is computed on the full value of the interest or property conveyed. The documentary transfer tax is $.
Full Property Value Less Liens The documentary transfer tax is computed on the full value less the value of liens or encumbrances remaining thereon at the time of sale. The documentary transfer tax is $.

For valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged,  to , the following real property in the County of , California: 

 

Keep Together
Alternate Selection: [number of signatures]
Label Contract Text
one

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

two

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________   

three

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________   

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

four

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________    

Signature: ____________________________________   Date: _________________  

 

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Certificate of Acknowledgment of Notary Public

A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.

 

State of California                                                               )

                                                                                            )           ss

County of _____________________________                 )

 

 

On _______________ before me, _________________________________________ (here insert name and title of the officer) personally appeared _______________________________, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

 

I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.

                                                            WITNESS my hand and official seal.

                                                            _____________________________________

                                                            Notary Public for the State of California

                                                            My commission expires __________________

 

[NOTARY SEAL]

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Legally transfer property in California with this simple form

Using a quitclaim deed is a common and simple way to transfer property.  It conveys whatever interest you have in a piece of property without making any promises about the type of interest you’re conveying.

You can use Nolo’s California Quitclaim Deed to do the following and more:

  • transfer property to or from a revocable living trust
  • transfer property to one spouse as part of a divorce
  • clarify an ambiguity about inherited property-- for example, by giving up potential rights to inherited real estate
  • settle uncertainties about other kinds of claims -- for example, by relinquishing the rights to an easement
  • transfer one co-owner’s interest to another co-owner  -- for example, when one co-owner buys out another
  • transfer part of your interest to a new co-owner -- for example, by transferring property you own by yourself into shared ownership with someone else
  • change the way owners hold title to the property -- for example, by transferring title from joint tenants to tenants in common, or the other way around.

Nolo's California Quitclaim Deed includes up-to-date instructions for preparing a quitclaim deed, getting it notarized, and recording (filing) it with the county recorder. You'll learn: 

  • how to prepare your quitclaim deed
  • how to prepare a declaration if the transfer is tax-exempt
  • how to prepare a preliminary change of ownership report, and
  • how to record your deed.

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