Knox County Quitclaim Deed Form (Maine)

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

Quitclaim Deed Form

Knox County Quitclaim Deed Form

Fill in the blank Quitclaim Deed form formatted to comply with all Maine recording and content requirements.
Included Knox County compliant document last validated/updated 7/8/2024

Quitclaim Deed Guide

Knox County Quitclaim Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Quitclaim Deed form.
Included Knox County compliant document last validated/updated 4/11/2024

Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Knox County Completed Example of the Quitclaim Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Maine Quitclaim Deed document for reference.
Included Knox County compliant document last validated/updated 7/9/2024

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

Knox County Registry of Deeds

Courthouse - 62 Union St, 1st floor, Rockland, Maine 04841

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: (207) 594-0422

Local jurisdictions located in Knox County include:

  • Camden
  • Cushing
  • Friendship
  • Glen Cove
  • Hope
  • Isle Au Haut
  • Matinicus
  • North Haven
  • Owls Head
  • Port Clyde
  • Rockland
  • Rockport
  • South Thomaston
  • Spruce Head
  • Tenants Harbor
  • Thomaston
  • Union
  • Vinalhaven
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • West Rockport

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Knox 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 Knox 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.

Quitclaim deed documents in the state of Maine are governed by 33 M.R.S. 161, which states that "a deed of quitclaim of the usual form conveys the estate which the grantor has and can convey by a deed of any other form."

33 M.R.S. 162 provides that any deed conveying rights to land must be in writing and signed by the grantor or an authorized representative. 33 M.R.S. 201-A adds the additional obligations of a reference to the prior book, page, and/or document number of the deed wherein the grantor gained interest in the property; a complete legal description in metes and bounds or a specific reference to a previously recorded survey plan of the land; and a clear statement of any exceptions, reservations or negations of warranty. 33 M.R.S. 306, 456, and 775 combine to present the statutory form for a quitclaim deed without covenant, and to expand the instructions to include the name, address, municipality, county, state, and marital status of all grantors and grantees; the correct title for the document (Quitclaim Deed without Covenant); the appropriate language of conveyance; a release of rights recitation from the grantor's spouse, (if any); the execution date (when the quitclaim deed is signed); and the notary's acknowledgement of all signatures. 33 M.R.S. 651-A states that the signor's typed or printed name must appear beneath all signatures.

Recording:
Maine follows a "notice" recording statute, as codified in 33 M.R.S. 201, which relates that all recorded real estate documents take precedence over unrecorded instruments. The statute also contains the obligation to present the quitclaim deed for recordation in the county where the property is located. In general, recording the deed as soon as possible after executing it is an easy way to preserve the rights and interests of all parties to the transaction. In addition, entering the deed into the public record preserves the chain of title (ownership history) for the property and should simplify future sales of the land.

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