The Illinois quit claim deed is used to convey real estate in Illinois from one party to another, however, unlike a warranty deed, the seller or grantor, is not required to warrant the title to the property he is selling. In other words, he or she will not guarantee that they own the property or that they have clear title to the property or that they have the authority to sell the property. As in all property transfers, it is important that the buyer perform a complete property search to ascertain what right to the property he or she is actually purchasing.
Recording – The quit claim deed must be recorded in the County Recorder’s Office where the real estate is located ().
Transfer Tax Declaration (Form PTAX-203) – The transfer tax must be paid prior to or at the time of filing the quit claim deed. This can be done by filling-in the form in Adobe PDF, , or you can if you are living in an applicable county.
Signing () – A quit claim deed in the State of Illinois is required to be signed with a notary public present before being recorded.
How to Write
Step 1 – The Illinois Quit Claim Deed may be downloaded using one of the buttons on the right labeled “PDF,” “ODT,” and “Word.”
Step 2 – Under “Prepared By,” enter the Full Name of the individual filling out this form on the lane labeled “Name.” Continue this report by reporting the Building Number, Street, and Unit Number on the spaces next to the word “Address.” Finally, you must report the State and Zip Code of the Preparer of this form on the spaces next to the words “State” and “Zip Code” (respectively).
Step 3 – The section, “After Recording Return To,” must have the Mailing Address where the Illinois County Recorder accepting this filing should return the filed paperwork. Begin by entering the Mail Recipient’s Name on the space labeled “Name.” This report should be continued by entering the Full Mailing Address by utilizing the blank spaces labeled “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” for this purpose.
Step 4 – The first step of this template form will be to document the County where Property is located in the space preceding the word “County.”
Step 5 – The next area will be the main paragraph which will detail the Consideration paid, the Grantee, and the Property. To begin, locate the first two blank spaces in this main paragraph. Enter the Dollar Amount that must be paid to and accepted by the Grantor for his/her claim to the Property. Write this out in words on the first space then, on the second space write out the dollar amount numerically.
Step 6 – On the blank line after the phrase “forever quitclaims to,” document the Full Name of the individual who wishes to claim the Property being released by the Grantor. This party must be defined, on the space following the word “a,” by writing the word “Grantee” here.
Step 7 – The next available blank space (after the phrase “residing at”) must have the Address (Building Number/Street/Unit Number) where the Grantee resides documented. Then, write in the County where the Grantee maintains this Address on the space following “County of.” To continue, enter the City where the Grantee Address is maintained on the space after the phrase “City of.” Finally, after the phrase “State of,” report the State where the Grantee maintains his or her Address.
Step 8 – On the blank space, preceding the phrase “County, Illinois, to-wit,” document the County where the Property whose claim is being transferred is physically located. You must then define the Property on the blank lines above the phrase “Insert Legal Description Here or Attach and Insert.” This should contain items such as the official Address of the Property and the Legal Description as reported on the Property’s Deed. If this information is not readily available you may obtain a Legal Description form the Plat and Survey Records at the Illinois County Records Office where the Property is located. Note: If there is not enough room you may attach a document with this information.
Step 9 – Next, below the acknowledgement statement, the Grantor releasing his/her Claim to this property must Sign his or her Name on the blank line labeled “Grantor’s Signature.” The Grantor must then Print his or her Name on the “Grantor’s Name” line. On the “Address” line, the Grantor must report the Address (Building Number/Street/Unit Number) of his or her Residence. The Grantor must then report his or her “City, State & Zip.” This must be done only in the presence of the attending Notary Public.
Step 10 – The final area of this document may only be completed by the Notary Republic notarizing the Grantor Signing. This party will enter the County where the Property is located, the Individuals appearing that day, the Date of the Signing, his or her Notary Public ID, his or her Notary Commission Expiration Date, and his or her Notary Public Seal.
Step 11 – Next you must file the Illinois Quit Claim Deed with the Illinois County Recorder of Deeds where the Property is physically located. It should be noted that each County will have its own rules. It would be considered wise to contact the Illinois County Recorder of Deeds where the Property is located for a smoother submission process.