Sierra County Transfer on Death Deed Form (New Mexico)

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

Transfer on Death Deed Form

Sierra County Transfer on Death Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Sierra County compliant document last validated/updated 5/17/2024

Transfer on Death Deed Guide

Sierra County Transfer on Death Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Sierra County compliant document last validated/updated 6/4/2024

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Form

Sierra County Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Form

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Sierra County compliant document last validated/updated 6/7/2024

When using these Transfer on Death Deed 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 Transfer on Death 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 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 Transfer on Death 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.

On January 1, 2014, New Mexico joined with eleven other states to enact the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA), found at Sections 45-6-401 through 45-6-417 NMSA 1978 (2014). This enhances and adds clarity to the previous transfer on death statute already in force in the state.

A transfer on death deed (TODD) under the new law is defined by the Uniform Law Commission as an instrument that provides owners of real estate in New Mexico with a simple process for the non-probate transfer of real estate. The act allows an owner of real property to designate a beneficiary who will automatically receive the property upon the owner's death, without the need to include it in the decedent's probate estate. Instead, the property passes by means of a recorded TODD. During the owner's lifetime, the beneficiary of a TOD deed has no interest in the property and the owner retains full power to transfer or encumber the property, or even to revoke the deed outright.

New Mexico's version of the URPTODA sets out the rules and provides forms for both the deed and its revocation. To be valid, the TODD must meet three requirements ( 45-6-409):

1) it must contain the essential elements and formalities of a properly recordable inter vivos deed;

2) it must state that the transfer to the designated beneficiary is to occur at the transferor's death; and

3) it must be recorded before the transferor's death in the public records with the clerk of the county where the property is located.

TODDs represent a potential future interest, conveying whatever rights, if any, the owner retains in the property at the time of death. So, unlike inter vivos deeds ("traditional" documents such as warranty or quitclaim deeds), a TODD does not require notice, delivery, acceptance, or consideration ( 45-6-410).

The transferor (owner) under a TODD must meet the same standards for capacity as someone who executes a will, but the deed is not affected by the terms of the deceased owner's will. For example, Mary executes and records a TODD leaving her house and land to Bob, and then leaves the same property to Joe in her will. In most cases, Bob gets the land and Joe gets nothing.

If Mary actually wanted to leave the land to Joe, she could execute and record a revocation of the transfer to Bob, then record a new TODD in Joe's name. Alternately, she could sell the land to someone else entirely, and include a statement in the deed, revoking all or part of any previously recorded TODDs. See Section 45-6-411 for more information.

TODDs also offer some flexibility to beneficiaries. If the recipient is unable or unwilling to accept the transfer, Section 45-6-414 authorizes a beneficiary to disclaim all or part of his/her interest as provided by the Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act [Chapter 45, Article 2, Part 11 NMSA 1978].

Overall, New Mexico's statutory transfer on death deed is a flexible estate planning tool that allows owners of real property in the state to convey a potential future interest in real property to one or more beneficiaries. The transfer may be changed or revoked at any time during the owner's life, simply by recording the appropriate documents. Each situation is unique, so carefully review all the benefits and drawbacks of this and any other real estate decisions. Seek legal counsel for help with specific questions or complex situations.

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

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