A North Dakota quit claim deed is a legal document whereby an interest in real estate is transferred without proof of ownership or title warranties given by the transferring party (the “grantor”). Purchasing or otherwise acquiring property via a quit claim deed presents a potential risk to the grantee since there is no guarantee regarding the quality or legitimacy of the property interest. For instance, the property title could be encumbered by tax liens, or the grantor might not even be the property’s lawful owner. With that said, a quit claim deed allows for a quick property transfer and is often preferred in transactions between trusted parties.
- Statutes: Ch. 47-10 (Real Property Transfers) & Ch. 47-19 (Record Title)
- Formatting: § 11-18-05(1)(a)(1) thru (4) & § 11-18-05(1)(d)
- Signing Requirements (§ 47-19-03): Notary Public
- Where to Record (§ 47-19-07): County Recorder’s Office
- Recording Fees (§ 11-18-05(1)(a)): $20 for deeds consisting of one (1) to six (6) pages; $65 for deeds consisting of seven (7) to twenty-five (25) pages + $3 for each additional page.
- If a deed specifies more than ten (10) portions of land, each additional section requires an extra $1 charge.