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Delaware - Kent County Quit Claim Deed Form

All Kent County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:

Kent County Quit Claim Deed Form Page 1

Quit Claim Deed Form - Kent County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 5/21/2020


Kent County Quit Claim Deed Guide Page 1

Quit Claim Deed Guide - Kent County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 5/28/2020


Kent County Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document - Kent County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 6/1/2020


*The Following Delaware and Kent County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


New Property Owner Information Form

New Property Owner Information Form

This form must be submitted by the new property owner or grantee/buyer. Instructions are included.


Realty Transfer Tax Return and Affidavit of Gain and Value

Realty Transfer Tax Return and Affidavit of Gain and Value

This form is required at time of recordation, even if the transfer tax exemption is claimed. This form is complete and comes with instructions. Both versions are identical.


Real Estate Tax Return Declaration of Estimated Income Tax

Real Estate Tax Return Declaration of Estimated Income Tax

This form is for a non-resident, pass-through entity or corporation, who transfers real property in Delaware. The form is complete and comes with instructions.


Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax

This list contains the transfer tax rate and payment information for each of the municipalities in Kent County.


Transfer Tax Exemptions

Transfer Tax Exemptions

If documentary tax stamp is due, it must be paid at the time of recording. This excerpt from the statutes lists all of the transfer tax exemptions under 5401 (1).


Home Buyer Certification

Home Buyer Certification

This form is used in Kent County when the first time buyer exemption is claimed from realty transfer tax.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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  • What are supplemental forms?
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    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Kent County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Kent County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
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    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
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Areas covered by these Quit Claim Deed Forms:

  • Kent County

Including:

  • Camden Wyoming
  • Cheswold
  • Clayton
  • Dover
  • Dover Afb
  • Felton
  • Frederica
  • Harrington
  • Hartly
  • Houston
  • Kenton
  • Little Creek
  • Magnolia
  • Marydel
  • Smyrna
  • Viola
  • Woodside

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What is the Delaware Quit Claim Deed?

Delaware Quitclaim Deed Content Requirements:
25 Del. C. 121 presents the basic statutory form for a deed. This form, however, contains the words "grant and convey," which imply certain warranties of title. A correctly modified quitclaim deed replaces those terms with "quitclaim," thereby excluding warranty protection. In addition, a properly executed quit claim deed requires specific information, including the name and address of both the grantor and grantee; the grantee's vesting choice (how to hold title to the property); a complete legal description of the property to be conveyed; the county tax assessment parcel ID (if available); the date the quit claim deed is executed; the grantor's signature; the signature of one witness who is not named elsewhere in the document (the notary may serve as the witness); and an acknowledgement by a notary public or other official certified to administer oaths. In addition, if the quit claim deed conveys property that is already in the public records, provide the details from the transfer wherein the grantor gained ownership.

Recording:
25 Del. C. 9605 directs the rules for recordation of instruments. Delaware's division into only three counties is unique, and each county demands specific (and different) formats and accompanying documents and tax forms for quit claim deeds submitted for recording. Before finalizing any deed or packet of documents for entry into the public record, review the requirements for the county where the real property is located. There are, however, other details dictated by statute.

Every quit claim deed must be accompanied by an affidavit of residence and gain. Contact the county recorder for this form, as each one is unique. 25 Del. C. 151 requires that all executed deeds, along with their associated documents and forms, must be recorded in the recorder's office for the county wherein such lands are situated because 25 Del. C. 152 explains that recording a deed or instrument in the recorder's office for one county only effects property situated in that county.

Delaware follows a "race" recording statute, which is defined in 25 Del. C. 153. It states that a "deed concerning lands or tenements shall have priority from the time that it is recorded in the proper office without respect to the time that it was signed, sealed and delivered." In plain English, this means that, in the event of multiple conveyances of the same parcel from the same grantor to different grantees, the first deed submitted for recordation and entered into the public record will convey title over other deeds, regardless of when they were executed (signed). Although 25 Del. C. 154 explains that there is no statutory time limit within which a deed must be recorded, recording quit claim deeds as soon as possible protects the interest of all interested parties.

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