A Maine quit claim deed is a document that is used to convey real estate from its current owner (the grantor) to another party (the grantee) without warranty. Due to the fact that this form doesn’t offer any guarantee to the grantee regarding the property title’s quality, it is more commonly used by individuals who have a close relationship with each other. The deed must be signed by the grantor, notarized, and recorded by the registry of deeds where the transferred property is located for the grantee to receive legal ownership.
- Statutes: Title 33 – Property
- Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration (Form RETTD) (Online/PDF): Required to be filed with deed unless the transfer is legally exempt.
- Signing Requirements (§ 203): Notary Public
- Where to Record: Registry of Deeds
- Recording Fees (County Deeds Fee Schedule): $19 plus a $3 surcharge and $2 for each additional page.