Houston County Quitclaim Deed Form (Alabama)

All Houston County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Quitclaim Deed Form

Houston County Quitclaim Deed Form

Fill in the blank Quitclaim Deed form formatted to comply with all Alabama recording and content requirements.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 6/18/2024

Quitclaim Deed Guide

Houston County Quitclaim Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Quitclaim Deed form.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 3/12/2024

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Houston County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Alabama Quitclaim Deed document for reference.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 3/11/2024

When using these Quitclaim Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Houston County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Probate Office: Recording

462 N Oates St, 2nd floor / PO Box 6404, Dothan, Alabama 36303 / 36302

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (334) 677-4723

Local jurisdictions located in Houston County include:

  • Ashford
  • Columbia
  • Cottonwood
  • Cowarts
  • Dothan
  • Gordon
  • Pansey
  • Webb

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Houston County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Houston County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Houston County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Houston County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Quitclaim Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Houston County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Houston County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Alabama or Houston County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Houston County Quitclaim Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Alabama Quit Claim Deed Form: Detailed Legal Requirements

Content and Format:

Form of the Deed: According to Ala. Code 35-4-20, the quit claim deed must be on a tangible medium like paper or parchment. While traditionally 'written,' in modern practice, this includes typed or computer-generated documents, as long as they are physically printed.
Signatory Requirements: The deed requires the signature or equivalent mark of the grantor or an agent authorized by them, as stipulated in Ala. Code 35-4-20.
Grantor Information: Essential details like the grantor's name, address, and marital status must be clearly stated (Ala. Code 35-4-20).
Marriage Considerations: For properties owned individually by one spouse, only that spouse's signature is necessary. However, Ala. Code 35-4-20 mandates both spouses to sign if the property is a designated homestead.
Homestead and Non-Homestead Provisions: Non-homestead property transfers need a statement clarifying that the property is not the grantor's homestead.
Detailed Property Description: A full legal description of the property is required, including references to prior recordings, as per Ala. Code 35-4-20.
Grantee Details: The deed should contain the grantee’s name, address, and vesting information.
Deed Preparer Information: Identification of the individual preparing the deed, including their name and address, is required under Ala. Code 35-4-110, 113.
Witness and Acknowledgment: Notarization or a witness statement is obligatory. An additional witness is required if the grantor is unable to write, as noted in Ala. Code 35-4-20.
Warranty Clause Wording:

Avoid Implied Warranties: Due to the nature of quit claim deeds, words implying warranties like "grant," "bargain," or "sell" should be avoided (Ala. Code 35-4-271). Instead, use phrases like "quit claim and convey" or "remise, release and quit claim," to indicate the transfer of interest without any warranties.

Recording Requirements:

Mandatory Recording with Probate Judge: As specified in Ala. Code 35-4-50, the deed must be recorded with the probate judge in the county where the property is located. This step is crucial to ensure legal recognition of the ownership transfer.
Benefits of Recording: Recording the deed serves multiple purposes: it provides public notice of the change in ownership, protects the rights of the current owner, and maintains an unambiguous chain of title, as per general real estate law principles.
Priority in Disputes: In property ownership disputes, a later owner who has recorded their conveyance will generally have legal precedence over an earlier owner with an unrecorded document (Ala. Code 35-4-50).
Consideration Disclosure:

Deed Consideration Clause: While Ala. Code 35-4-34 specifies that the actual consideration (the purchase price or value) doesn't need to be included in the deed's text, other laws come into play.
Real Estate Sales Validation Form Requirement: Since the enactment of Ala. Act 2012-494, the actual purchase price or value of the property transfer must be disclosed using the Real Estate Sales Validation Form. This is in accordance with Ala. Code 40-22-1, and the deed cannot be recorded without submitting this form and paying the necessary tax.
County-Specific Stipulations:

Local Requirements: It’s important to note that individual counties in Alabama might have their own specific requirements for quit claim deeds, including unique formatting, additional information, tax forms, or other documents. Always check with local authorities to ensure full compliance before attempting to record your quit claim deed.

(Alabama Quitclaim Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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