New Castle County Quitclaim Deed Form (Delaware)

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

Quitclaim Deed Form

New Castle County Quitclaim Deed Form

Fill in the blank Quitclaim Deed form formatted to comply with all Delaware recording and content requirements.
Included New Castle County compliant document last validated/updated 12/12/2023

Quitclaim Deed Guide

New Castle County Quitclaim Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Quitclaim Deed form.
Included New Castle County compliant document last validated/updated 4/22/2024

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

New Castle County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Delaware Quitclaim Deed document for reference.
Included New Castle County compliant document last validated/updated 4/17/2024

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

Recorder of Deeds

Louis L Redding Bldg - 800 N French St, 4th floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Hours: 8:30 to 4:00 Monday - Friday / Recording until 3:45

Phone: (302) 395-7700

Local jurisdictions located in New Castle County include:

  • Bear
  • Claymont
  • Delaware City
  • Hockessin
  • Kirkwood
  • Middletown
  • Montchanin
  • New Castle
  • Newark
  • Odessa
  • Port Penn
  • Rockland
  • Saint Georges
  • Townsend
  • Wilmington
  • Winterthur
  • Yorklyn

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Delaware or New Castle 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 New Castle 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.

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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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the New Castle 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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