Texas Quitclaim Deed

Sometimes, when transferring property from one person to another, additional proof of property ownership is not required. The quitclaim deed can then be used as the property transfer document and is commonly used in Texas. Most often, deed form is used when the property is moved within the family, for instance:

  • A gift for a family member
  • Adding an owner along with the current one
  • Transfer to spouse or ex-spouse
  • Changing the nature of the marital property

The main thing to keep in mind is that a person whose rights are terminated does not guarantee that they have the right to the property. Therefore, the document is drawn up between people who trust each other.

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Quitclaim Deed Laws and Requirements in Texas

Each state has its laws governing property relations and transfers. Let’s consider laws in Texas.

Laws

In the state of Texas, property transfers are governed by § 13.002 of the Property Code.

Signing Requirements

According to the Property Code of Texas, the grantor must sign this document in the presence of the notary public certifying the quitclaim deed. Therefore, expect to pay the notary.

Filing and Recording Requirements

You should go to your County’s Clerk Office and file this document at the Recorder’s Office. They will register it once you pay the filing fees.

Fees

To register the form, you will also need to pay a filing fee. Its cost varies depending on the county. Confirm the actual cost on the official sources of the County’s Office.


How to Fill Out and File a Quitclaim Deed in Texas

We advise you to follow our instructions for completing this document. We have outlined all the steps so that no point will cause you any difficulty.

1. Download the Document

Download the updated version of the form from our website.

2. Fill in the Grantor’s Details

Include the name and address of the person transferring the property (in theory, it is you).

3. Enter the Grantee’s Details

You also need the full name and mailing address of the person who will receive the property.

4. Read the Information

Please read the information under the previous paragraphs carefully.

5. Affix your Signature

As a Grantor, you need to sign it. If you are an individual, append your signature in the first block. If you represent a legal entity, append your signature in the second block.

If you are an individual, it is also worth ticking the box related to you from the first block.

If you represent a legal entity, fill in the data in the second block:

  • Name of the entity
  • Its type
  • Your signature and name
  • Grantor’s credentials

6. Describe the Property

It is necessary to provide information related to the property:

  • County where it is located
  • Full legal description
  • You can use Texas Public Record to check it

7. Get a Sign from the Grantee and the Notary

All signatures must be affixed in the presence of a notary public, who will also certify the form.

8. Register the Quitclaim Deed

To register the document, contact the Recorder’s Office of the County Clerk and pay the filing fee.

Published: Apr 29, 2021