An Alabama quit claim deed is a document used for conveying property from one person to another without assurances. The form does not offer any protection to the individual receiving the property (the grantee), in that there is no written guarantee that the title is clear of any defects or that the seller is the legitimate owner. Because of this, the deed should only be used in cases where both parties know and trust each other well. Common uses of the form include gifting property to family, curing an issue with the current deed, or removing an ex-spouse from the title.
- Statutes: Title 35, Chapter 4
- Formatting: No state-wide formatting. Counties may have specific requirements.
- Signing Requirements (§ 35-4-20): If the grantor cannot sign, the deed must be signed by two (2) witnesses. If the grantor can sign, they must have their signature acknowledged by a notary or one (1) disinterested witness.
- Where to Record: Probate Court
- Recording Fees: Fees are set by the probate judge of each county.
- Real Estate Sales Validation (Form RT-1): This form must be filed at the same time as the deed.