Lake County Quitclaim Deed Form (Florida)

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

Quitclaim Deed Form

Lake County Quitclaim Deed Form

Fill in the blank Quitclaim Deed form formatted to comply with all Florida recording and content requirements.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 3/22/2024

Quitclaim Deed Guide

Lake County Quitclaim Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Quitclaim Deed form.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 3/14/2024

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Lake County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Florida Quitclaim Deed document for reference.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 3/5/2024

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

Public Records Center

550 W Main St, 3rd floor / PO Box 7800, Tavares, Florida 32778

Hours: 8:30 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (352) 253-2600

South Lake Minneola Branch Office

City Hall, 800 North US Highway 27, Minneola, Florida

Hours: 8:30am to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: Same-day recording by 10:30am

North Lake Branch Office

Village Green, 902 Avenida Central, The Villages of Lady Lake, Florida

Hours: 8:30am to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: Same-day recording by 9:30am

Local jurisdictions located in Lake County include:

  • Altoona
  • Astatula
  • Astor
  • Clermont
  • Eustis
  • Ferndale
  • Fruitland Park
  • Grand Island
  • Groveland
  • Howey In The Hills
  • Lady Lake
  • Leesburg
  • Mascotte
  • Minneola
  • Montverde
  • Mount Dora
  • Okahumpka
  • Paisley
  • Sorrento
  • Tavares
  • Umatilla
  • Yalaha

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Florida or Lake 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 Lake 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.

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.

(Florida Quitclaim Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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