Updated on July 11th, 2022
A New York quit claim deed is a form that conveys ownership of real property without the inclusion of covenants or warranties to protect the property’s new owner (the grantee). A quit claim deed neither promises an unencumbered title nor guarantees that the transferor (the grantor) has a legal interest in the property. Therefore, the grantor could transfer real estate they don’t actually own, resulting in a defective title. This type of deed is commonly used to correct recording errors, add new title holders, or transfer property to a spouse or child.
- Statute: § 258
- Formatting: No state-wide standardized formatting. For specific county requirements, individuals can contact the County Clerk or City Register.
- Signing Requirements (§ 306): Notary Public
- Where to Record (§ 291): County Clerk or City Register (Outside NYC – Inside NYC)
- Deeds may be filed online in Staten Island and the other NYC boroughs.
- Recording Fees: Fees range from around $40 to $50 depending on the county and the number of pages in the deed.
- RP-5217-PDF – Required if transferring property outside New York City.
- RP-5217NYC – Required if transferring property inside New York City.
- Form IT-2663 – Must be completed by grantors who reside outside of New York State.
- Form TP-584 – Required to pay the transfer tax on properties outside New York City.
- Form TP-584-NYC – Required to pay the transfer tax on properties inside New York City.
- Endorsement Cover Sheet – Acquired from the County Clerk or City Register (applicable in certain counties only).
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 462) – If selling residential property, the grantor must complete this disclosure and deliver it to the grantee.