An Arizona quit claim deed serves as a mechanism to transfer property ownership from one individual, the grantor, to another, known as the grantee. Notably, this deed does not provide any warranty confirming the clarity of the title, meaning that the grantor offers no protection against possible claims from others on the property.

The grantor simply transfers any rights they may possess over the property, regardless of what those rights entail. After finalizing the document, all parties must sign it in the presence of a notary public. The grantee is then required to register the deed with the county recorder, where the property is situated, within a 60-day timeframe.

Here is a step by step guide to help you fill out the Arizona quitclaim deed form.

Step 1

The grantor (the person transferring the property) provides their personal information. This includes their full name, complete residential address, state, and zip code. The main purpose of this section is to identify who has prepared the document. 

If you are Alice Jones, living at 1234 Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85001, you will enter “Alice Jones, 1234 Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85001”.

Step 2

In this section, you would provide the name and full address, including state and zip code of the person who will receive the deed. The information provided ensures that the recorded deed reaches the correct destination, maintaining an official record of the transaction.

If the person who will receive the deed is an attorney named Michael Smith, whose address is 5678 Palm Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85701, you will write “Michael Smith, 5678 Palm Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85701”.

Step 3

Specify your county’s name at the line marked “COUNTY”. 

If the property you’re transferring is located in Maricopa County, you will write “Maricopa”.

Step 4

Mention the amount being paid for the property transfer. 

If the amount being paid for the property transfer is $150,000, you will write “$150,000”.

Step 5

Provide the name of the person or persons (the grantor(s)) transferring the property, including their marital status and address. This is critical for the legal identification of the grantor. Subsequently, state the name of the person or persons (the grantee(s)) who will be receiving the property, along with their marital status and residential address. This information is needed to legally identify the grantee(s).

If you, Alice Jones, are a single woman living at 1234 Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85001, and are transferring the property to your son, Robert Jones, a single man living at 91011 Mesquite Road, Mesa, AZ, 85201, you will enter “Grantor: Alice Jones, a single woman, 1234 Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85001. Grantee: Robert Jones, a single man, 91011 Mesquite Road, Mesa, AZ, 85201”.

Step 6

Then, you’ll need to provide a detailed description of the property being transferred. This includes a legal description of the property’s location, which can typically be found on a prior deed or at your local property records office. The more specific you are, the better, to avoid any possible ambiguities.

If the property is located at 1234 Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85001, and is legally described as “Lot 5, Block 3, in the Desert Springs Subdivision, as shown on the plat recorded at Book 65, Page 44 of the Maricopa County Public Records”, you would enter this description.

Step 7

The grantor(s) should sign where indicated, print their names, and provide their addresses. This is important as it validates the document by clearly showing the intent of the grantor(s) to transfer the property. It’s essential that all grantors mentioned in the document do this.

As Alice Jones, you will sign, print your name, and provide your address, “Alice Jones, 1234 Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85001”.

Notarization 

Finally, the notary public section is there for the notary to fill out. They will confirm that they have witnessed the grantor(s) signing the document and certify that the grantor(s) understood the contents of the document and signed voluntarily. The notary will also include their official seal or stamp. This process is necessary to legally acknowledge the signing and prevent fraudulent activities.

Conclusion

By clearly identifying the grantor and grantee, accurately describing the property, obtaining all required signatures and notarization, this walkthrough leads you through correctly completing an Arizona quitclaim deed for a smooth property transfer.