Florida Quit Claim Deed-Monroe County
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Florida Quit Claim Deed-Monroe County

Florida Quitclaim Deed-Monroe County

Information pertaining to filing and recording a Quitclaim Deed in Monroe County



Pursuant to Article V of the Florida Constitution and Section 28 of the Florida Statutes, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official recorder of all instruments that may, by law, be recorded in the county. The Clerk is required to record all Quitclaim Deeds in one general series of books called the "Official Records." The Clerk must keep a register in which are entered the names of the parties to the quitclaim Deed, the kind of instrument, the filing number of the instrument, and the date and time of filing.

As recorder, the Clerk duties are to keep all papers filed in the office with the County’s Official Records and any Quitclaim Deed required or authorized by law to be recorded.


The Monroe County Clerk’s Office has the ability to record all Quitclaim Deeds in all of their Locations, so choose a Clerk’s Office of your choice

They are located at:

Key West Courthouse

500 Whitehead Street

Key West, FL 33040

305-292-3540 Clerk of Court


3117 Overseas Highway

Marathon, FL 33050

305-289-6028 Clerk of Court


88820 Overseas Highway

Plantation Key, FL 33070

305-852-7145


Obtaining a Quit Claim Deed for Monroe County

You can purchase at certain specialty stationary stores, or you can find the correct Quitclaim Deed and avoid non-conforming penalties at www.theeasyforms.com




Preparation of a Quitclaim Deed for Recording

Since changes cannot be made once the Quitclaim Deed has been recorded, please check the following:


The Quitclaim Deed must be an original or an original certified copy of a previously recorded document.

The Quitclaim Deed must be notarized.

3" by 3" blank space in upper right corner of the first page.

1" by 3" blank space on each subsequent page.

Legible, black print of typing for best reproduction by microfilm or photographing.

Date the body of the instrument.

Grantee's mailing address, if transfer of interest is real estate.

Affix the name and address of person to whom instrument is to be returned on the front of the instrument.

On Quitclaim Deeds by which the title to real estate or any interest therein of lien thereon is conveyed, created, encumbered, assigned, or otherwise disposed of, the name and address of the person who prepared the instrument must be printed, typewritten or stamped on the face of the instrument in a legible manner. (Instruments executed or acknowledged outside of the State, or before January 1, 1968, are exempt.)


Description of real or personal property, if any.

Signature(s) should agree with name(s) in the body of the instrument and should be legible and correctly spelled.

Signature(s) to be attested by two witnesses (transfer of any property).

Acknowledgment of person(s) executing the Quitclaim Deed.

Notary public seal and expiration date (for out of state notary - if the acknowledgment or proof is made before a notary public who does not affix a seal, it shall be sufficient for the notary public to type, print or write by hand on the instrument, "I am a notary public of the State of _______ and my commission expires on _______.(date)")

Corporate seal, if applicable.

A self addressed,return, stamped envelope is required for all Quitclaim Deeds.

Your original Quitclaim Deed will be recorded, scanned, microfilmed, and the original recorded deed returned to you in approximately three weeks.



Recording Fees are as follows:


$10.00 for the first page. $8.50 for each additional page of the same document.

If the Quitclaim Deed contains more than 4 names to index, there is an additional charge of $1.00 per name.

Documentary Stamp Tax on Deeds is $.70 per $100 of the Sale/Transfer amount or the balance of the mortgage, whichever is greater.

Documentary Stamp Tax on a Mortgage is 2 mills or .002 x Mortgage amount.


If you have additional questions regarding the Documentary Stamp Tax or the Intangible Tax, please contact the Florida Department of Revenue at 1-850-488-6800.


Mail-in Recording

Make sure your check is payable to "Clerk of Circuit Court" and send the original documents for recording and your check or the appropriate fees to the Clerk's Office.

Key West Courthouse

500 Whitehead Street

Key West, FL 33040

305-292-3540




Declaration of Domicile Forms

A Declaration of Domicile is a sworn statement that you are a bona fide resident and maintain a place of abode in the county.


A Declaration of Domicile is not an application for Homestead Exemption.


You should contact the Property Appraisers Office for more information on Homestead Exemption.




Contact the Office of the Secretary of State

P.O. Box 1300

Tallahassee, FL 32302-1300

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