Quiet title action

Definition

A special legal proceeding to determine ownership of [wex:real property].  A party with a claim of ownership to land can file an action to quiet title, which serves as a sort of lawsuit against anyone and everyone else who has a claim to the land.  If the owner prevails in the quiet title action, no further challenges to the [wex:title] can be brought. 

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Alaska v. United States, 545 U.S. 75 (2005).

See also

  • [wex:Quiet title]

  • [wex:Cloud on title]