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New Mexico - Dona Ana County Quit Claim Deed Form

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Dona Ana County Quit Claim Deed Form Page 1

Quit Claim Deed Form - Dona Ana County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 10/22/2020


Dona Ana County Quit Claim Deed Guide Page 1

Quit Claim Deed Guide - Dona Ana County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/16/2020


Dona Ana County Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Quit Claim Deed Document - Dona Ana County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 10/7/2020


*The Following New Mexico and Dona Ana County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Real Property Affidavit

Real Property Affidavit

Unless exempt, this form is required within 30 days from the recordation of a deed. The form lists the exemptions.


Certification of Trust

Certification of Trust

The rules relating to certifications of trust are codified at 46A-10-1013 NMSA 1978. Include this document when conveying an interest in real estate that is held by a trust.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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Areas covered by these Quit Claim Deed Forms:

  • Dona Ana County

Including:

  • Anthony
  • Berino
  • Chamberino
  • Chaparral
  • Dona Ana
  • Fairacres
  • Garfield
  • Hatch
  • La Mesa
  • Las Cruces
  • Mesilla
  • Mesilla Park
  • Mesquite
  • Organ
  • Radium Springs
  • Rincon
  • Salem
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Teresa
  • Sunland Park
  • Vado
  • White Sands Missile Range

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What is the New Mexico Quit Claim Deed?

In New Mexico, real property can be transferred from one party to another by executing a quitclaim deed. Quitclaim deeds are statutory under NMSA 1978 Section 47-1-44(3).

Quitclaim deeds offer no warranties of title and provide the least amount of protection to the grantee. They do not guarantee that the grantor has good title or ownership of the property and only transfer whatever interest the grantor may have in the property at the time of execution. They are typically used in divorce proceedings or other transfers of property pursuant to court order, or to clear title.

A lawful quitclaim deed includes the grantor's full name, mailing address, and marital status, and the grantee's full name, mailing address, marital status, and vesting. 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 quitclaim 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, the document must meet all state and local recording standards. Note that 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. This affidavit must be filed 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 quitclaim deeds or transfers of real property in New Mexico.

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