Washington County Quitclaim Deed Form (Alabama)

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

Quitclaim Deed Form

Washington County Quitclaim Deed Form

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

Quitclaim Deed Guide

Washington County Quitclaim Deed Guide

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

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Washington County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Alabama Quitclaim Deed document for reference.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 7/3/2024

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

Washington County Probate Office

401 Court St / PO Box 549, Chatom, Alabama 36518

Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (251) 847-2201

Local jurisdictions located in Washington County include:

  • Calvert
  • Chatom
  • Deer Park
  • Frankville
  • Fruitdale
  • Leroy
  • Malcolm
  • Mc Intosh
  • Millry
  • Saint Stephens
  • Sunflower
  • Tibbie
  • Vinegar Bend
  • Wagarville

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 Washington 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 Washington County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Washington County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Washington 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 Washington County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Washington County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Alabama or Washington 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 Washington 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.

Form of the Alabama Quitclaim Deed:
According to Ala. Code 35-4-20, a quitclaim deed must be on a tangible medium, such as paper or parchment. While traditionally handwritten, modern practice includes typed or computer-generated documents, provided they are physically printed.

Signatory Requirements:
The deed must be signed or marked by the grantor or an authorized agent, as required by 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, if the property is a designated homestead, both spouses must sign, as mandated by Ala. Code 35-4-20.

Homestead and Non-Homestead Provisions:
Transfers of non-homestead properties need a statement clarifying that the property is not the grantor's homestead.

Detailed Property Description:
A full legal description of the property, including references to prior recordings, is required as per Ala. Code 35-4-20.

Grantee Details:
The deed should include the grantee’s name, address, and vesting information.

Deed Preparer Information:
The individual preparing the deed must be identified, including their name and address, as required under Ala. Code 35-4-110 and 35-4-113.

Witness and Acknowledgment:
Notarization or a witness statement is required. If the grantor cannot write, an additional witness is necessary (Ala. Code 35-4-20).

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

Recording Requirements:

Mandatory Recording with Probate Judge:
The deed must be recorded with the probate judge in the county where the property is located to ensure legal recognition of the ownership transfer (Ala. Code 35-4-50).

Benefits of Recording:
Recording the deed provides public notice of the change in ownership, protects the rights of the current owner, and maintains an unambiguous chain of title.

Priority in Disputes:
In property ownership disputes, a later owner who has recorded their conveyance generally has legal precedence over an earlier owner with an unrecorded document (Ala. Code 35-4-50).

Consideration Disclosure:

Deed Consideration Clause:
Ala. Code 35-4-34 specifies that the actual consideration (the purchase price or value) does not need to be included in the deed's text.

Real Estate Sales Validation Form Requirement:
Since Ala. Act 2012-494, the actual purchase price or value of the property transfer must be disclosed using the Real Estate Sales Validation Form, in accordance with Ala. Code 40-22-1. The deed cannot be recorded without submitting this form and paying the necessary tax.

County-Specific Stipulations:
Individual counties in Alabama might have specific requirements for quitclaim 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 quitclaim deed.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Washington County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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