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New Mexico - Otero County Transfer on Death Revocation Form

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Otero County Transfer on Death Revocation Form Page 1

Transfer on Death Revocation Form - Otero County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 6/25/2020


Otero County Transfer on Death Revocation Guide Page 1

Transfer on Death Revocation Guide - Otero County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/16/2020


Otero County Completed Example o fthe Transfer on Death Deed Revocation Document Page 1

Completed Example o fthe Transfer on Death Deed Revocation Document - Otero County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 6/19/2020


*The Following New Mexico and Otero 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.


Otero County Head of Household Exemption

Otero County Head of Household Exemption

If you are a property owner and New Mexico Resident and meet the qualifications described in this form, you may qualify to save up to $2000.00 on the taxable value amount of your property. Example: your house is taxed on a value of $100,000 with the exemption it would be taxed on $98,000 value.


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 Transfer on Death Revocation Forms:

  • Otero County

Including:

  • Alamogordo
  • Bent
  • Cloudcroft
  • High Rolls Mountain Park
  • Holloman Air Force Base
  • La Luz
  • Mayhill
  • Mescalero
  • Orogrande
  • Pinon
  • Sacramento
  • Sunspot
  • Timberon
  • Tularosa
  • Weed

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What is the New Mexico Transfer on Death Revocation?

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 updated law enhances and adds clarity to the previous transfer on death statute already in force in the state.

Real estate owners who record a transfer on death deed (TODD) under the URPTODA retain the ability to revoke the recorded conveyance. These deeds offer a potential future interest but no guarantee of anything; the beneficiary only gains title to the property rights present when the owner dies.

Why does revocability matter? Life is unpredictable. For example, the original beneficiary may become unable or unwilling to accept the property. Marriage or divorce could alter the nature of the relationship between the owner and the intended recipient. The owner/transferor might decide to use the land another way. Regardless of the reason, the ability to cancel or modify a recorded TODD without involving the courts or restructuring their entire estate plan lets owners resolve unexpected issues in a relatively simple way.

There are three primary methods for revoking a transfer on death deed, as defined in the New Mexico Statutes at 45-6-411.
The named transferor may execute and record:

1. a statutory revocation form;

2. a new transfer on death deed that revokes all or part of a previously recorded TODD; or

3. an inter vivos deed (such as a warranty or quitclaim deed) that expressly revokes all or part of a previously recorded TODD.

Timely recording is essential for all documents dealing with ownership of real property, but it is even more important for documents associated with transfers at death. Just as with a TODD, the revocation must be recorded during the owner's life in the office of the clerk for the county in which the deed is recorded or it has no effect.

In addition to the reasons discussed above, consider filing a revocation form prior to selling real estate previously identified in a recorded transfer on death deed. Documenting the change helps to maintain a clear chain of title (ownership history) by closing out what might otherwise look like a potential claim against the property. A clear chain of title makes future transactions involving the property less complicated.

The right to revoke or modify a recorded transfer on death deed adds flexibility to a comprehensive estate plan. Executing and recording a statutory revocation form allows owners of New Mexico real estate to control the distribution of their property at death without the need for a will or probate. Each circumstance is unique, so contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex situations.

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