California Quitclaim Deed

Last Updated: 8/3/2015

Document Description

A quitclaim deed is one that transfers the title of real property to someone else. However, there are no warranties, expressed or otherwise, as to the level of the ownership to the owner or seller.

Land and property are very important and valuable - California has 155,959 square miles of them. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountain ranges, California real estate is definitely desired. Transferring rights to real estate can be fairly easy and a quitclaim is one of the easiest methods of doing so. A quitclaim is also a great way to transfer your real estate interests into a Living Trust.

The ezEstatePlanner quitclaim deed is completely FREE and very user friendly. Not only is it modifiable, it is also state-specific. Feel free to add information about the grantor, the grantee and a description of the property.

It is important to know that if you are dealing with a transferee or transferor, you do not trust or with whom you are unfamiliar, these deeds do not come with any warranty of ownership. This means that the conveyor may not have actual ownership or some ownership of the parcel. Keep this in mind when creating your quitclaim deed.

In the state of California, a quitclaim is handled on the county level. Each county typically has a clerk’s office. This is where the finished and properly executed form should be taken. Each location has its own set of fees that it charges, usually per page. There is also a requirement for tax information to be included in California. Most counties require the assessor’s parcel number to be included as well.

It is a wise idea to contact your local clerk and request the specifics for your location, including fees and signature and form requirements. You can modify the ezEstatePlanner California Quitclaim Deed if need be. Calling ahead of time can save you some time and aggravation. Deeds are governed by California’s civil code, statutes 1092, 1104 through 1107 and 1113. It is a good idea to become familiar with those laws as well.


  • CA Assist:
    California quit claim deeds are governed primarily by Cal. Civ. Code, §§ 1092, 1104-1107, 1113. 1113.

    From the use of the word "grant" in any conveyance by which an estate of inheritance or fee simple is to be passed, the following covenants, and none other, on the part of the grantor for himself and his heirs to the grantee, his heirs, and assigns, are implied, unless restrained by express terms contained in such conveyance:
    1. That previous to the time of the execution of such conveyance, the grantor has not conveyed the same estate, or any right, title, or interest therein, to any person other than the grantee;
    2. That such estate is at the time of the execution of such conveyance free from incumbrances done, made, or suffered by the grantor, or any person claiming under him.

    ***Such covenants may be sued upon in the same manner as if they had been expressly inserted in the conveyance.



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