Merced County Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Form (California)

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

Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Form

Merced County Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Form

Fill in the blank Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants form formatted to comply with all California recording and content requirements.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 4/2/2024

Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Guide

Merced County Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants form.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 2/6/2024

Completed Example of the Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Document

Merced County Completed Example of the Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants Document

Example of a properly completed California Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants document for reference.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 4/18/2024

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

Merced County Recorder

2222 M St, main floor, Merced, California 95340-3729

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm / Recording until 3:30pm

Phone: (209) 385-7627

Local jurisdictions located in Merced County include:

  • Atwater
  • Ballico
  • Cressey
  • Delhi
  • Dos Palos
  • El Nido
  • Gustine
  • Hilmar
  • Le Grand
  • Livingston
  • Los Banos
  • Merced
  • Planada
  • Santa Rita Park
  • Snelling
  • South Dos Palos
  • Stevinson
  • Winton

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

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

Can the Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants 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 Merced County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Merced County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by California or Merced 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 Merced County Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Covenants 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.

In California, a Mineral Quitclaim Deed (as per Civil Code Sections 1092, 1104-1107, 1113; Government Code Sections 27279-27297.7, 27320-27337) is used for transferring oil, gas, and mineral rights from the grantor to the grantee. It is a transfer of ownership, NOT A LEASE, and does not include exceptions or reservations.

Transfer Details: The deed transfers all kinds of mineral rights, including oil and gas. The grantor has the discretion to specify the percentage of mineral rights the grantee will receive.

Rights Conferred: This deed gives the grantee rights to access the land for mining, drilling, exploration, operation, development, storage, handling, transportation, and marketing of these minerals.

No Title Warranty: The grantor transfers mineral rights without any warranty of title, either express or implied, meaning the grantee accepts the title as it is, with all its potential discrepancies.

Uses: Mineral deeds with quitclaim are often used in situations where the grantor wants to quickly release any interest they might have in mineral rights, such as in settling estates, resolving disputes, clearing up uncertainties about ownership in a title's history or when mineral rights have previously been severed or fragmented from surface rights and cloud a title, making it difficult to transfer property. Resolution often involves the holder(s) of the mineral rights, quit-claiming any rights he/she/they have or might have in the subject property.

Legal Requirements and Recording: The quitclaim deed must be in writing and include the names and addresses of all parties involved, as required by Government Code Sections 27324, 27321.5, 27361.6, and 27288.1. It must be recorded by the County Recorder in the county where the property is located (Civil Code Section 1169) and adhere to California's "race-notice" recording statute (Civil Code Sections 1213-1214).

Formatting and Execution Requirements: The deed must follow specific formatting guidelines (Government Code Section 27361.6) and be executed before two disinterested witnesses. The names of all parties must be legibly signed or printed near the signature (Government Code Sections 27280.5, 27361.6).

Language and Other Considerations: Quitclaim deeds not in English are not suitable for recording (Government Code Section 27293). The deed should also include a complete legal description of the property and the vesting choice of the grantee.

Implications: The use of a quitclaim deed can have a permanent effect on property rights. It is advisable to consult a legal professional to fully understand the implications of executing such a document.

(California Mineral Deed with Quitclaim Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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