Sierra County Affidavit of Facts as to Death Form (New Mexico)

All Sierra County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Affidavit of Facts Form

Sierra County Affidavit of Facts Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Sierra County compliant document last validated/updated 6/4/2024

Affidavit of Facts Guide

Sierra County Affidavit of Facts Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Sierra County compliant document last validated/updated 5/16/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Facts Document

Sierra County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Facts Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Sierra County compliant document last validated/updated 2/8/2024

When using these Affidavit of Facts as to Death forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Sierra County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Sierra County Clerk

100 North Date St, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 87901

Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (575) 894-2840

Local jurisdictions located in Sierra County include:

  • Arrey
  • Caballo
  • Derry
  • Elephant Butte
  • Hillsboro
  • Monticello
  • Truth Or Consequences
  • Williamsburg
  • Winston

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Sierra County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Sierra County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Sierra County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Sierra County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Affidavit of Facts as to Death forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Sierra County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Sierra County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Mexico or Sierra County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Sierra County Affidavit of Facts as to Death forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Completing the Transfer under a New Mexico Transfer on Death Deed

In January 2014, New Mexico updated its statutes relating to transfer on death deeds (TODD). This new information is codified at Sections 45-6-401 through 45-6-417 NMSA 1978.

The law for transferors is specific about executing and revoking TODDs, but offers almost no guidance to beneficiaries who wish to accept the real estate after the owner's death. Technically, the transferor's death triggers a change in ownership to the beneficiary, but how does that happen?

One way to formalize the title transfer is to file an <b>affidavit of facts as to death</b>. This document usually contains details about the recorded transfer on death deed as well as identification of the subject property. By submitting the affidavit to the recording office for the county where the land is situated, the beneficiary has protected his/her interest in the real estate and maintained a clear chain of title.

In addition to the affidavit itself, the beneficiary might submit an official copy of both the deceased transferor's death certificate and the recorded transfer on death deed, naming the beneficiary as the intended recipient of the interest in real property. Not all New Mexico counties require these documents; some refuse to accept death certificates for recording at all, citing privacy concerns.

Overall, even though the transfer of title rights to the beneficiary happens as a function of law, it makes sense to formalize it by recording an affidavit of facts as to death. Before submitting the affidavit for entry in the public record, check with the local recording office to verify the correct supporting documentation.

Remember that each circumstance is unique, so contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex situations.

(New Mexico Affidavit Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Sierra County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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