California Quit Claim Deed Form

The California quit claim deed is one of the many variations of property deeds that are used to transfer ownership of a parcel of real estate from a Grantor(seller) to a Grantee (buyer). Quitclaims offer no guarantees from Grantor to Grantee, other than that the fact that the previous owner has relinquished or “quit” any claim to the real property being sold.

This would also include any rights that come with ownership, ie: Homeowner’s Association membership or and rights to amenities provided by the Association. The most common use for this deed is in divorce cases. This type of deed is not often used in any kind of traditional sale of real property, inasmuch as there are no guarantees that the property is free of any encumbrances. This document must be signed before a notary public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Recording Request –

  • Enter the name of the person requesting the recording of the deed
  • Enter the name and mailing address of the party who should receive the deed and any tax statements

Step 2 – Property Information – Enter the following:

  • Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)
  • Enter the selling amount in receipt
  • Grantor’s (seller) name
  • AND
  • Grantee’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Enter the legal description of the property

Step – Signatures – Must be signed in the presence of a notary

  • Date the signature(s) in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Signature(s) of Declarant(s)
  • Typed or Printed name(s) of declarants

Step 4 – Notarization –

  • The notary shall witness and record signatures, Once signatures have been witnessed, the notary shall complete the remaining information in acknowledgement.
  • The document shall be finalized once the notary has affixed the official seal