How to Do a Quitclaim Deed in New Jersey

by Renee Booker ; Updated July 27, 2017

If you wish to sell, or gift, your ownership in New Jersey property to someone, you must execute a deed in order to effectuate the transfer. One type of deed you may use is a quitclaim deed. This is a simple legal way to transfer title; however, it provides no promise of a clear title to the property. You may retain an attorney to prepare a quitclaim deed, or you may choose to draft and execute one yourself.

Step 1

Obtain the legal description of the property that you wish to quitclaim. The legal description can be found on an existing deed or mortgage note, on a tax bill, or by contacting the records section of the county clerk's office in the New Jersey county where the property is located.

Step 2

Locate a quitclaim deed form. A New Jersey quitclaim deed form can be found online, at a local stationary store or at a local library.

Step 3

Complete the form in its entirety; however, do not sign it until you are in front of a notary public.

Step 4

File the deed with the county clerk's office in the county where the property is located. A small filing fee will apply, which will vary by county.

Tips

  • A quitclaim deed is a fairly universal form among the states. The most important thing is that it must state that it is a quitclaim deed and must use language indicating that the grantor makes no guarantees or warranties and only transfers whatever interest she has in the property to the grantee.

Warnings

  • A quitclaim deed does not provide any guarantee of a marketable title to the grantee. Consider conducting a title search if you have any concerns about the title to the property.

About the Author

Renee Booker has been writing professionally since 2009 and was a practicing attorney for almost 10 years. She has had work published on Gadling, AOL's travel site. Booker holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law.