Broward County Quitclaim Deed Recording Information
The Quitclaim deed is one of the most commonly recorded real estate deeds in Broward County. It is generally used to transfer one person’s interest in real estate to another person. Usually the people involved in the transfer are well known to each other, family members, spouses, and other closely related parties. The reason for this is that the quitclaim deed gives no warranties or guarantees,
If the property being transferred is located in Broward County the completed quitclaim deed should be recorded with the Broward County Records Division. The records division is located at:
115 South Andrews Ave., Room 120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
The records division has set forth requirements that a quitclaim deed must meet in order to be recorded. Those requirements are as follows:
- Grantors' (Party Giving Title) names legibly printed in the body of the Deed
- Grantors' mailing address
- Grantees' (Party Receiving Title) names legibly printed in the body of the Deed
- Grantees' mailing address
- Legal description of property (must be located in Broward County)
- Signatures of Grantors
- Names printed under their signature
- Names of witnesses printed under their signatures
- Complete Notary acknowledgment.
a. Names being acknowledged
b. Date acknowledgment taken
c. Signature of Notary
d. Name printed under signature
e. Commission expiration date
- "Prepared by" statement (Name and Address of the Person preparing the Deed).
- In accordance with Florida Statue 689.02(2) Parcel ID or folio # of the property being conveyed must be included in addition to the legal description on your Deed. The Parcel ID can be obtained from the Revenue Collection Division. Folio numbers are available at the Broward County Property Appraisers Office.
12. DOC STAMPS FEES ARE STILL REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF RECORDING. To indicate the sale/transfer price/consideration/ or doc stamps paid, you may use a cover letter, transmittal or a separate form.
- Three-inch square white space on the top right hand corner of the first page of each document and a one-inch square white space on the top right hand corner of each subsequent page of the document. This space is necessary for the recorder to apply computerized recording information. Your documents will be returned to you, unrecorded, if they do not have sufficient white space.
- Payment of prescribed fees.
- Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your recorded document(s).
The cost for recording the deed is $10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page. The documentary tax stamps are calculated at .70 cents per $100 of the sale price of the property, rounded up to the nearest hundred.
Normally, it takes 4-6 BUSINESS DAYS to record a deed received by mail. If time is of the essence, you should consider bringing the document into the office and waiting for it to be recorded.
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