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Highlands County Quit Claim Deed Form Page 1
Quit Claim Deed Form - Highlands County
Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included | Document last updated 2/8/2017

Highlands County Quit Claim Deed Guide Page 1
Quit Claim Deed Guide - Highlands County
Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included | Document last updated 2/21/2017

Highlands County Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document Page 1
Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document - Highlands County
Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included | Document last updated 2/21/2017

Transfer Tax Information
Transfer Tax Information *
Included supplemental form
For general information about transfer tax, which varies by municipality, view the reference sheets. The first one also contains contact information for the Florida Department of Revenue. The list of exemptions from the Florida statutes is provided for your convenience.

Documentary Stamp Tax Return for Unrecorded Documents
Documentary Stamp Tax Return for Unrecorded Documents *
Included supplemental form
If a document is not recorded, one of these tax forms must be filed in order to avoid a penalty payment. For registered taxpayers, the tax and return must be postmarked no later than the 20th day of the month following the collection period. For non-registered taxpayers, the tax and return must be postmarked no later than the 20th day of the month following the month the taxable document(s) is executed or delivered.

Notary Certificates
Notary Certificates *
Included supplemental form
The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by Florida notaries.

*Supplemental forms (forms other than the actual deed form) are made available as a courtesy with your order. Supplemental forms come directly from the state or local jurisdiction that requires them, we offer no support for the supplemental forms, we did not make them.
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    • A guide that explains every blank on the Quit Claim Deed Form.
    • A completed example of the Quit Claim Deed to give you an idea of what a properly completed document looks like.
    • All supplemental forms that may be required by Highlands County when recording your document.
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What is the Florida Quit Claim Deed?

Florida statutory requirements for quit claim deed form content:
F. S. § 689.01 presents the basic rules for conveying real property in Florida. Although quitclaim deeds are not specifically defined in the Florida Statutes, the correct language, modifications, and content work together to create an instrument that legally transfer ownership of land.

All quitclaim deeds must be in writing and be signed by the grantor in the presence of two witnesses. In addition to these details, F. S. § 689.02 presents the form for a warranty deed. It includes requirements for the date of conveyance; the names, addresses, and counties of both parties (grantor and grantee); the amount of consideration (usually money); and a complete legal description of the property. The statutory form also requests the property appraiser’s parcel ID, which should be included if possible, and the grantee’s social security number, which may be omitted on documents submitted for recordation and entry into the public record. This basic form also includes warranty covenants, however, which must be deleted and/or changed where appropriate because quit claim deeds do not contain any warranty protection for the grantee.

If the real estate described in the quitclaim deed is a homestead, F. S. § 689.111 explains that if the grantor is married, both spouses must sign the conveyance whether both have ownership of the property or not.

Recording:
F. S. § 695.26 provides the requirements for recording instruments affecting real property:
• Each signature must have the signor’s name typed or printed beneath the signature, and each signor’s complete mailing address must be in the body of the quit claim deed. In most cases, the addresses are included with the grantor/grantee information.
• Quit claim deeds must contain the name and mailing address of the individual who prepared the document.
• Each witness’s signature must have the signor’s name typed or printed beneath the signature.
• The quit claim deed must be acknowledged by a notary public or other official authorized to take acknowledgements and administer oaths.
• Specific format: 3” x 3” space at the top right of the first page, 1” around the sides and bottom, 1” x 3” at the top right of all other pages with 1” around the sides and bottom.

Florida follows a “notice” recording statute. F. S. § 695.01 asserts that conveyances of real property, including quit claim deeds, must be formally recorded according to law, thereby providing notice to the public of a change in ownership of the parcel of land. This means that if the grantor conveys the same property to another bona fide purchaser (buyer of the land for value, usually money), and the earlier deed is not recorded, the later grantee will generally retain ownership.

Recording quit claim deeds or other instruments that formalize a change in ownership of property preserves the chain of title (sequence of owners), which simplifies future conveyances. F. S. § 695.11 states that instruments submitted for recording to the clerk of circuit court’s office are considered to be recorded at the time they are filed. Each document receives a unique, sequential, official register number to identify the order of submission; lower numbers have priority over higher numbers in the same series.

F. S. § 695.01 goes on to explain that grantees by quit claim are considered "bona fide purchasers without notice within the meaning of the recording acts." This is because quit claim deeds contain no warranties of title. Regardless, the best way to protect the interests of all parties is to record the deed as soon as possible after its execution.

Areas covered by these Quit Claim Deed Forms:
  • Highlands County
Including:
  • Avon Park
  • Lake Placid
  • Lorida
  • Sebring
  • Venus
 
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Rich Wagoner Said: Very good forms couldnt find the special warranty forms anywhere but here.
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linda dineen Said: Hoping I ordered the correct form. I needed to ADD a name to a deed will know on Monday. Hope so.... thanks for your interest.
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Stephen Favitta Said: A little bit of work going back and forth between the form, instructions, and example to get the formatting correct but the end result was just what I needed. No issues when I had it recorded.
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Manuel Hagan Said: Seemed to be accepted without problem.
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Patricia Schuster Said: Relatively easy to complete. I did have to call the Clerk of Courts to get the correct fees and the mailing address. The spaces for signatures were somewhat vague....4 spaces for signatures.... ? grantors only or grantees also.
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Henry A Dale Said: Doing a quit claim deed with proper forms made the process of yielding my final claim to property I loved as simple as pie. Thanks. I will be registering the deed in our county court house on Thursday December 22nd. H A Dale
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William Pope Said: Very simple process exactly what I needed
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LISA COX Said: Customer Service was expedient to say the least. Helped me through my problem, although I had to retype the deed. Thankful legal description was short
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Claudia Autrey Said: Easy to understand and use. However, need to add line for phone number for preparer - Thanks
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