A Maryland quit claim deed is used to transfer the legal ownership of property from one party to another without any covenants. Under this type of deed, the property owner (grantor) gives the buyer/recipient (grantee) no warranty that the property is free from mortgages and liens. Due to the lack of security, the grantee should verify the property title prior to signing. Once the form has been properly executed and is filed with the circuit court in the conveyed property’s jurisdiction, the grantee will become the legal owner.
- Statutes: Title 3 – Recordation
- Land Instrument Intake Sheet: A required form that must be filed with the deed (see instructions).
- Formatting: § 3-104(d), (e)(1)
- Signing Requirements (§§ 4-101(a)(1), 4-204(a)): Notary Public
- Where to Record: Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Recording Fees (§ 3-601(a)(2)(ii)): $20