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The Arizona quitclaim deed is a document that one person uses to transfer property to another. The parties in the quitclaim deed are the grantor and the grantee.

Compared to other types of deeds, the quitclaim deed is the fastest and easiest way to transfer property. The main flaw of this document, compared to other types of deeds, is that it doesn’t provide any warranty or buyer protection to the grantee.

By issuing the quitclaim deed, the grantor simply states that they will not have any future claim over the transferred property without providing any warranties about the title.

Therefore, the quitclaim deed is mostly used between trustworthy parties and family members.

Quitclaim Deed Important Laws & Requirements in Arizona

Laws & Requirements

  • Statutory requirements: § 33-402

  • Signing: The deed should be signed by the grantor and acknowledged by the notary public or other authority authorized to take acknowledgments. (§ 33-401)

  • Recording: The grantor must record the deed within sixty days of the transfer. The parties should record the quitclaim deed with the County Recorder’s Office. (§ 33-411.01)

  • Recording fee: $30. (§ 11-475(A)(1))

  • Affidavit of Property Value - This form must be attached to every quitclaim deed unless the parties executed the deed for no monetary value or for a nominal amount. (§ 11-1134)

When to Use a Quitclaim Deed in Arizona

Due to the simplicity of this form compared to other types of deeds and its lack of warranties, the quitclaim deed is suitable for the following cases.

#1. Title Modifications

The grantor can use the general quitclaim form in any situation where the title needs to be modified due to an error in the title or the fact that certain information must be updated.

#2. Property Transfer

The quitclaim deed is mostly used for property transfers between trusted parties or family members due to its lack of warranty. Moreover, the grantor can use it to transfer the property as a gift.

#3. Living Trust Transfer

The grantor can use the general quitclaim form to transfer their property to their living trust. Considering the nature of such a transfer, there is no need for any additional warranties, and it is, therefore, perfect for a quitclaim deed.

#4. Transfer to a Spouse

This type of deed is also used for transferring the property to the spouse to convert the separate property to the community property or the community property to the separate property. It can also be used to remove the ex-spouse from the title.

How to Create a Quitclaim Deed in Arizona

#1. Fill Out The Form

Provide basic information about the grantor and the grantee (name, mailing address, and marital status). If one of the parties is a natural person, provide their registered name, mailing address, status, and registration number. 

#2. Add the “Note Consideration”

The consideration provides details about the compensation that the grantor is going to receive in exchange for the transferred property. The property can be transferred with or without consideration (as a gift). The consideration is usually set as a certain amount of money, service, or any other kind of counter value.

#3. Write the Legal Description

The legal description helps the parties precisely determine the object of the transaction. For real estate, the legal description usually includes the property address and the number under which the property is registered in the local cadaster.

#4. Sign & Get it Notarized

In Arizona, the grantor must sign the quitclaim deed before the notary or other relevant body authorized to take acknowledgments.

#5. File the Quitclaim Deed

After drafting and signing the quitclaim deed, it should be filed and registered with the authorized body.

Where to File a Quitclaim Deed in Arizona

In Arizona, every quitclaim deed must be filed with the local County Recorder’s Office according to the property location.

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