Jefferson County Quitclaim Deed Form (Iowa)

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

Quitclaim Deed Form

Jefferson County Quitclaim Deed Form

Fill in the blank Quitclaim Deed form formatted to comply with all Iowa recording and content requirements.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 5/9/2024

Quitclaim Deed Guide

Jefferson County Quitclaim Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Quitclaim Deed form.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 12/21/2023

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Jefferson County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

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

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

Jefferson County Recorder

Courthouse - 51 W Briggs Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556-2820

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

Phone: (641) 472-4331

Local jurisdictions located in Jefferson County include:

  • Batavia
  • Fairfield
  • Libertyville
  • Lockridge
  • Packwood

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Iowa or Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.

Iowa Code 558.19 provides the statutory form of a quitclaim deed. The minimum statutory contents are the names and addresses of all grantors and grantees, the consideration (usually money), and a complete legal description of the property. 561.13 adds the requirement for both spouses' signatures when conveying a property identified as a homestead, regardless of whether or not both have an ownership interest in the land. The grantor must sign the deed and all signatures must have the signor's name typed or printed underneath, and be acknowledged by a notary or other court-authorized individual. 331.606B lists the information that must be on the first page of every document submitted for recording. These include the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who prepared the quit claim deed, the name and address of the person to whom future tax statements should be mailed, a return address for use after recording, the title of the instrument (in this case, "Quitclaim Deed"), tax parcel ID, and a document number or book/page information for the conveyance that transferred the land to the grantor.

Recording:
Iowa Code 331.606B lists the statutory document formatting standards.
* The pages should not be permanently bound or connected to each other. Do not clip or attach anything to pages.
* Use minimum 10-point text in permanent black ink for all printing.
* Print all documents on minimum 20-pound weight, plain, white paper.
* All signatures should be original, and in permanent dark blue or black ink.
* Format the first page with a three-inch top margin, with " margins on the left, right, and bottom. All other pages should have " margins all around.

Iowa follows a "notice" recording statute, which is defined in Iowa Code 558.41. The statute states, in part, that an "instrument affecting real estate is of no validity against subsequent purchasers for a valuable consideration, without notice . . . , unless the instrument is filed and recorded in the county in which the real estate is located." 558.11 identifies the index of deeds, in which correctly recorded conveyances are listed, and which serves as formal constructive notice. So, a "notice" recording statute basically invalidates unrecorded deeds. For example, the grantor quit claims his/her interest in the property to grantee A for value, who fails to record the deed, and the grantor then quit claims the same property to grantee B for value, who records as directed by the statute. In most cases, grantee B retains ownership of the real estate. In short, recording the quit claim deed as soon as possible after it's executed is a simple and effective way to preserve everyone's interests.

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

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Jefferson 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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