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Maryland - Howard County Quit Claim Deed Form

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Howard County Quit Claim Deed Form Page 1

Quit Claim Deed Form - Howard County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 3/10/2021


Howard County Quit Claim Deed Guide Page 1

Quit Claim Deed Guide - Howard County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 3/26/2021


Howard County Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document - Howard County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 3/19/2021


*The Following Maryland and Howard County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Affidavit of Residency

Affidavit of Residency

If the seller is a resident of Maryland, he or she is exempt from the tax withholding requirement. This form certifies Maryland residency.


Intake sheet

Intake sheet

A completed intake sheet is required with every land instrument submitted for recordation in Maryland. Instructions are provided on a separate sheet.


Income Tax Withholding for Non Resident Sale of Real Property

Income Tax Withholding for Non Resident Sale of Real Property

If the seller is a nonresident individual or entity and transferring an interest in real property in Maryland, he or she must file this form along with the deed, unless the transaction is otherwise exempt from the income tax withholding requirement.


Transfer Tax Rates and Exemptions

Transfer Tax Rates and Exemptions

This excerpt from the Maryland statutes explains the transfer tax and lists exemptions on pp. 6-7. For current local tax rates, consult the list on the Maryland Department of Taxation website (under Tax & Assessment).


Homestead Tax Credit

Homestead Tax Credit

The Homestead Tax Credit law limits the amount of assessment increase on which eligible resident homeowners actually pay county, municipal, and State property taxes each year. This credit can have a significant impact on your real estate taxes regardless of your property’s value or your income level. If the property is used as your principal residence, you are strongly encouraged to complete this application.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by the state or local jurisdiction. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
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    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
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Areas covered by these Quit Claim Deed Forms:

  • Howard County

Including:

  • Annapolis Junction
  • Clarksville
  • Columbia
  • Cooksville
  • Dayton
  • Dhs
  • Elkridge
  • Ellicott City
  • Fulton
  • Glenelg
  • Glenwood
  • Highland
  • Jessup
  • Laurel
  • Lisbon
  • Savage
  • Simpsonville
  • West Friendship
  • Woodbine
  • Woodstock

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What is the Maryland Quit Claim Deed?

Although not defined in the statutes, Maryland accepts quitclaim deeds to transfer the rights, title, and interest in real estate, if any, from the grantor (owner) to the grantee (buyer), with no protections for the grantee. There may be potential unknown claims or restrictions on the title, and the buyer must accept the risk that the grantor may not have complete ownership of the property.

A lawful quitclaim deed identifies the name, address, and marital status of each grantor and grantee. State law requires that all recorded documents contain information on how the grantee will hold title. For Maryland residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless expressly stated otherwise (Md. Code, Real Prop. 2-117). In the case of a married couple, a tenancy by the entirety is automatically created (Md. Code, Real Prop. 4-108).

State the source of title and a complete legal description of the property (Md. Code, Real Prop. 4--101). Give a certificate of preparation (Md. Code, Real Prop. 3-104(f)(1)) in the deed. Quitclaim deeds must be accompanied by a completed intake sheet when submitting for recordation (Md. Code, Real Prop. 3-104). Other required documents may include an affidavit of residency, and/or Maryland Form MW 506 NRS for non-resident sale of property. Contact the local recording office with questions about supporting materials.

A transfer tax is imposed on most deeds (Md. Code, Tax-Prop. 13-202). Find exemptions from the transfer tax at Md. Code, Tax-Prop. 13-207(a). As a prerequisite to recording, quitclaim deeds must be endorsed with the certificate of the collector of taxes of the county where the property is assessed.

Quitclaim deeds must be signed by the grantor in the presence of a notary public. Witnesses are not required for conveyances of real estate in Maryland. In addition to the content requirements set forth by statute, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. These may vary from county to county, so contact the local recording office with questions.

Record the executed deed in the circuit court for county where the property is located in order to provide notice of the transfer. If the subject land is in more than one county, record the deed (or a certified copy) in all such counties (Md. Code, Real Prop. 3-103).

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. Contact a lawyer with questions about quitclaim deeds or transfers of real property in Maryland.

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