Harlan County Quitclaim Deed Form (Kentucky)

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

Quitclaim Deed Form

Harlan County Quitclaim Deed Form

Fill in the blank Quitclaim Deed form formatted to comply with all Kentucky recording and content requirements.
Included Harlan County compliant document last validated/updated 3/19/2024

Quitclaim Deed Guide

Harlan County Quitclaim Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Quitclaim Deed form.
Included Harlan County compliant document last validated/updated 7/5/2024

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Harlan County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Kentucky Quitclaim Deed document for reference.
Included Harlan County compliant document last validated/updated 7/2/2024

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

Harlan County Clerk

210 E Central St, Rm 201 / PO Box 670, Harlan, Kentucky 40831

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: (606) 573-3636

Local jurisdictions located in Harlan County include:

  • Ages Brookside
  • Baxter
  • Benham
  • Big Laurel
  • Bledsoe
  • Cawood
  • Closplint
  • Coalgood
  • Coldiron
  • Cranks
  • Cumberland
  • Dayhoit
  • Evarts
  • Grays Knob
  • Gulston
  • Harlan
  • Holmes Mill
  • Kenvir
  • Lejunior
  • Loyall
  • Lynch
  • Mary Alice
  • Pathfork
  • Putney
  • Totz
  • Wallins Creek

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Kentucky or Harlan 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 Harlan 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.

Real property transfers are governed by Chapter 382 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Although they are not defined in the statutes, Kentucky accepts quitclaim deeds to transfer the rights, title, and interest in real estate, if any, from the grantor (seller) to the grantee buyer), with no protections for the grantee. There may be potential unknown claims or restrictions on the title, and the buyer accepts the risk that the grantor may not have complete ownership of the property. Because of this, quitclaim deeds are commonly used to clear title, for transfers between family members, or in other situations where warranties are not necessary.

A lawful quitclaim deed identifies the names and addresses of each grantor and grantee. Kentucky law requires all recorded documents or documents affecting a change in property ownership to contain information on how the grantee will hold title (vesting). For residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by entirety. A grant of real estate to two or more persons creates a tenancy in common, unless otherwise specified. Tenancy by entirety is available to married couples only (KRS 381.050(1)).

Provide the complete legal description of the property and a reference to the previously recorded document transferring title to the grantor. State the full amount of consideration exchanged during the transfer, or, if nominal or no consideration has been exchanged, the fair cash value of the property (KRS 385.135). The county assesses a transfer tax on the consideration, due at the time of recording, unless the transaction is exempt under KRS 142.050. At the end of the instrument, include the preparer's name, address, and signature (KRS 382.335) and identify the in-care-of tax address (KRS 382.110(2)). Finally, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents.

The signatures of both the grantor and grantee must be notarized for the deed to be recorded (KRS 382.130). Submit the signed, completed deed, along with any supplemental documentation necessary for the specific transaction, to the local county clerk's office of the county in which the property is located (KRS 382.110(1)). Recording the deed preserves a clear chain of ownership history and provides public notice of the transfer.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. Contact an attorney with questions about quitclaim deeds or for any other issues related to the transfer of real property in Kentucky.

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

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