Nevada Quitclaim Deed Article

Last Updated: February 29, 2024 by Rukshani Lye

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What is a Quitclaim Deed in Nevada? 

In Nevada, a quitclaim deed is used to transfer property from an owner (“Grantor”) to a new owner (“Grantee”), without any promises or guarantees about the property’s title. Quitclaim deeds are a quick way to transfer property but they offer the lowest security among real estate deeds in Nevada.

The most common use of quitclaim deeds is between parties with high levels of trust, such as family members or close friends.

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What is the Difference Between a Quitclaim Deed and a Warranty Deed in Nevada?

The main difference between quitclaim deeds and warranty deeds in Nevada is that a quitclaim deed provides less security to the Grantee. 

A warranty deed provides legal protection to the new owner because it confirms that the Grantor owns the property and has the right to make a transfer.

Warranty deeds are mostly used for real estate transactions in Nevada. Quitclaim deeds, on the other hand, are used for transfers between family and friends.

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How Do Quitclaim Deeds Work in Nevada?

Laws surrounding quitclaim deeds are found under Title 10, Chapter 111 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, titled Estates in Property; Conveyancing and Recording.

Quitclaim deeds in Nevada must state that the Grantor intends to “convey and quitclaim” the property to the Grantor. The terms “grant, bargain, and sell,” are avoided as it implies warranty in Nevada.

Once prepared, the quitclaim deed must be filed at the Office of the Recorder in the county where the property is located.

Can You Prepare Your Own Quitclaim Deed in Nevada?

You can prepare your own quitclaim deed in Nevada. A professional drafter is not legally required. 

Nevada Quitclaim Deed Requirements

For the quitclaim deed to be legally valid in Nevada, it must follow certain state-specific rules.

Formatting Requirements

Formatting requirements for quitclaim deeds in Nevada include:

  1. Paper: letter size (8.5 x 14); 20lb white.
  2. Text: minimum 10-point Maximum 9 lines of text per vertical inch.
  3. Font: Times New Roman; black ink only.
  4. Margin: 3 x 3-inch space on top right of first page, all other pages must have a 1-inch margin on top.
  5. No binding allowed.
  6. Printed on one side only.
  7. No highlighting or markings are allowed.

Content Requirements 

Content requirements for quitclaim deeds in Nevada include:

  1. Grantor’s name and address.
  2. Grantee’s name and address on the top left corner of the first page.
  3. Name and address of the person requesting the recording of the deed on the top left corner of the first page.
  4. Assessor’s parcel number on the top left corner of the first page. 
  5. Return name and address.
  6. Name and address for tax statements.
  7. The title “Quitclaim Deed.”
  8. Property address.
  9. Property’s homestead status.
  10. Property legal description.
    • If the quitclaim deed has a “metes and bounds” legal description, then it must include the name and mailing address of the person who prepared the description.
    • If the quitclaim deed is using a legal description that has been recorded previously, then provide information to identify the previous recording (book number, page number, date, etc.).
  11. Granting clause – a statement describing the transfer the parties have agreed to.
  12. Consideration clause – the value or the amount of money exchanged.

      Who Signs a Quitclaim Deed in Nevada?

      For a quitclaim deed to be legally valid in Nevada, it must be signed by the Grantor. The Grantor’s signature must be acknowledged by a notary public.

      If the property is registered as a homestead or if it was purchased after marriage, then both spouses must sign the quitclaim deed as Grantors. Alternatively, a spousal waiver of rights may be signed and attached to the document.

      How to File a Quitclaim Deed in Nevada 

      Here’s how to file a quitclaim deed in Nevada: 

      1. Prepare the quitclaim deed with the required information.
      2. Declaration of Value.
        1. Individuals cannot include personal information about a person in documents submitted to a governmental agency unless specified by statute.
        2. A statement confirming that there has not been any personal information must be included with the deed.
        3. If personal information has been included, then the statute that permits this must be included.
      3. Cover Page.
        1. Most counties require a recording cover page to accompany the deed. 
        2. The page should contain the following information: Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN), the title as Quitclaim, recording requested by (name), return information, name, and mailing address for tax statements, and a statement confirming that there is no personal information in the document.
      4. Once prepared, the quitclaim deed must be filed at the Office of the Recorder in the county where the property is located.

                  How Much Does it Cost to File a Quitclaim Deed in Nevada?

                  • In Nevada, the fees charged for filing a quitclaim deed are as follows:
                    • Base recording fee $25
                  • The following recording fees are allowed by Nevada law and may be added to the base fee depending on the county:
                    • Additional recording fee, varying documents – $5-$7
                    • Fee for county allocations- $6
                    • Copying fee – $6
                    • Fee for legal services program -$5
                  • Nevada law allows counties to levy additional recording fees. The exact recording fee varies by county but is typically between $42 and $44.

                  What Taxes Are Owed on Quitclaim Deeds in Nevada?

                  In Nevada, the transfer of property using a quitclaim deed triggers real estate transfer tax levied as follows:

                  • For counties with over 700,000 population, the tax rate per $500 is $2.55.  This rate is inclusive of the following:
                    • Base tax $1.25 
                    • Additional tax $1.30
                  • For countries with less than 700,000 population, the tax rate per $500 is $2.05. This rate is inclusive of the following:
                    • Base tax $0.65 
                    • Additional tax $1.30
                    • Local Government tax (optional ordinance) – 10 cents  
                    • Many transfers that are generally filed under quitclaim deeds are exempt from Nevada Transfer Tax, including:
                      • Transfer of real property between closely related individuals. 
                      • Transfer of title between former spouses as per a divorce decree.
                      • Transfer of title without consideration between joint tenants or tenants in common.
                      • Transfers for no consideration, and less than $100.

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                      How Long Does a Quitclaim Deed Take to be Recorded in Nevada?

                      The time it takes to record a quitclaim deed in Nevada varies based on the county and its workload; however, most offices will process the deed within 3-4 business days. Deeds submitted electronically through Nevada’s Land Records and the Electronic Services System will be processed within a single business day.

                      What Happens After a Quitclaim Deed is Recorded in Nevada?

                      When a quitclaim deed is presented at the county Recorder’s Office, it undergoes a compliance check. The Office then stamps the deed with indexing information, scans it, and adds it to the county’s electronic land record archive.

                      Most counties in Nevada provide a Recording Notification Service, which allows the Grantor/Grantee to sign up to receive a notification when the property record is publicly updated.

                      How Long Are Quitclaim Deeds Valid For in Nevada? 

                      There is no expiration for quitclaim deeds in Nevada. However, the time frame to challenge the ownership of a Nevada property and regain title is 5 years.