Luna County Grant Deed Form (New Mexico)

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

Grant Deed Form

Luna County Grant Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Luna County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

Grant Deed Guide

Luna County Grant Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Luna County compliant document last validated/updated 6/3/2024

Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Luna County Completed Example of the Grant Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Luna County compliant document last validated/updated 5/27/2024

When using these Grant Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Luna County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Luna County Clerk

700 South Silver / PO Box 1838, Deming, New Mexico 88031

Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: (575) 546-0491

Local jurisdictions located in Luna County include:

  • Columbus
  • Deming

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 Luna 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 Luna County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Luna County?

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

Can the Grant Deed 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 Luna County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Luna County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Mexico or Luna 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 Luna County Grant Deed 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.

In New Mexico, real property can be transferred from one party to another by executing a grant deed. A standard grant deed conveys an interest in real property to the named grantee with covenants that the title is free of any encumbrances (except for those stated in the deed) and that the grantor holds an interest in the property and is free to convey it. Grant deeds are not statutory in New Mexico, so the covenants should be explicit in the form of the instrument of transfer.

Grant deeds offer the grantee more protection than quitclaim deeds, but less than warranty deeds. A quitclaim deed includes no warranty of title, and only conveys any interest that the grantor may have in the subject property. A warranty deed provides more protection to the grantee than a grant deed because it requires the grantor to defend against all claims against the title.

A lawful grant deed includes the grantor's full name, mailing address, and marital status; the consideration given for the transfer; and the grantee's full name, mailing address, marital status, and vesting choice. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Generally, real property is owned in either sole ownership or in co-ownership.

For New Mexico residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and community property. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is expressly created in the conveyance (NMSA 1978 47-1-15). A conveyance to a married couple is presumed to be community property, with some exceptions (NMSA 1978 40-3-12).

As with any conveyance of realty, a grant deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the prior deed reference to maintain a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. Finally, it must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. Note: because New Mexico is a nondisclosure state, certain types of personal information, including the consideration exchanged in a transfer of property, are withheld from public record.

Sign the deed in the presence of a notary public or other authorized official. Record the deed at the county clerk's office in the county where the property is located for a valid transfer. Contact the same office to confirm accepted forms of payment.

All transfers require a Real Property Transfer Declaration Affidavit, which details the sales information for the transfer. There are certain exceptions, such as an instrument delivered to establish a gift or a distribution, or an instrument pursuant to a court-ordered partition. If the transfer is exempt from the affidavit requirement, detail the reason why on the face of the deed. See NMSA 1978 7-38-12.1(D) for a list of exemptions. File this affidavit with the assessor's office within 30 days of the deed's recordation.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. Contact an attorney with any questions related to grant deeds or transfers of real property in New Mexico.

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

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