The New Mexico quit claim deed is a legal form that can be used to convey real property or land and buildings from a grantor or seller to a grantee or buyer. A quit claim is different from a warranty deed because it comes with no guarantee. Instead, the grantor is only selling whatever interest he may own in the property. He is “quitting his claim”. These types of deeds are often used between close family members or partner companies. In order to determine what interest the grantor has in the property, you would need to have a title or property search completed. This would be a wise precaution to take before submitting a payment to an unfamiliar party.
Notary Public () – In New Mexico it must be signed with a Notary Public viewing the Grantor(s) signature(s).
Recording – A quit claim deed is required to be filed at the where the property is located along with the required recording fee(s).
How to Write
Step 1 – The New Mexico Quit Claim should be downloaded from one of the three buttons provided in the right hand area of the page. Each button will denote the file type you may obtain. There are three choices: PDF, ODT, and Word. Choose the file type you will work with then download it to your computer or electronic device.
Step 2 – The header will contain two sections, each of which will need some attention as some basic pieces of information will need to be entered. First, the Preparer of paperwork will need to divulge his or her Full Name on the line labeled “Name,” then his or her Address in the area labeled “Address.” It will also be required to enter the Preparer State in the area following the word “State” and the Zip Code in the blank area following the word “Zip Code.” The large white square in the top right of the page must be left blank for use by the New Mexico County Clerk reviewing this document.
Step 3 – The New Mexico County Clerk will also require a valid Mailing Address so that it may return the filed materials. An area labeled “After Recording Return To” will provide the space to do this. Supply the Mail Recipient’s Name and Mailing Address in this area then fill in the State and Zip Code on the blank lines provided.
Step 4 – Name the County where the Property is located immediately after the words “County of.”
Step 5 – The centerpiece of the New Mexico Quit Claim Deed is in the form of a paragraph. This paragraph must define certain facts concerning the conveyance of this Property. To begin, we must record the Total Amount of Money the Grantee must submit to the Grantor in compliance with this agreement. This should be written down on the first blank space then written numerically in the parentheses (i.e. as in writing a check).
Step 6 – The next expression “in hand paid to” requires the Full Name of the Grantor to be entered in the space immediately following it. Then, on the blank space immediately following the word “a” spell out the word “Grantor.”
Step 7 – The Grantor will need to be identified further using his or her Residential Address. The next empty space follows the words “residing at.” Input the exact Address of Residence the Grantor maintains in this space. Several more Address items will need to be entered separately on the following three spaces: the County, City, and State of the Grantor’s Address. Enter one item per space in the same order.
Step 8 – The Grantee section will begin on the blank space after the statement “(hereinafter known as the “Grantor(s)”) quit claim to.” The Grantee is the person(s) who will receive the Conveyance of this Grantor’s Property Claims or Interests. Report the Identity of this party by typing in the Full Name of the Grantee. Declare this person as such by writing “Grantee” on the blank space immediately following his or her Name.
Step 9 – The next step will be to further identify the Grantee with the Grantee Address. This may be done in the area immediately after the term “residing at.” Then in the area provided after the wording “County of,” enter the Grantee County. This reporting will be continued on the same line by entering the Grantee City after “City of” and entering the Grantee State after “State of.”
Step 10 – Next we shall report on the Property being discussed and verify the County the Property is in by entering it in the area provided preceding the phrase “New Mexico to-wit.”
Step 11 – The blank lines in the area below the words “New Mexico to-wit” have been provided so that you may deliver specifics pertaining to the Property being conveyed or transferred. This should include such items as the Legal Description of the Property, the Physical Address of the Property, and Parcel ID Number or Tax Number assigned to the Property.
Step 12 – The next page will begin with two columns. Each column has been designated for one Grantor to fill out however, you may copy and paste more columns at your discretion. In order to solidify this conveyance, the Grantor must Sign his or her Name on the first space provided in one of the columns. Next, the Grantor’s Name must be Printed or Typed immediately below the Signature Line on the space named “Grantor’s Name.” The next line, with the label “Address,” must have the Signing Grantor’s Street Address entered on it. This Address must be continued with the Grantor City, State, and Zip Code reported on the next blank line (carrying the label “City, State & Zip”).
Step 13 – The second page will also bear the heading “State of New Mexico)” below the Grantor Signature Lines. This area is strictly for the use of the Notary Public present. Here, the Notary Public will perform the necessary notarial acts by supplying such information as the County, Individuals, and Date relevant to the Signing. The Notary Public Identification Number, Commission Expiration Date, and Seal will also be items provided by virtue of the notarization process. Make sure these items are present after the Notary Public has completed this section.
Step 14 – Next you will need to contact the New Mexico County Clerk Office local to the Property’s County. This is the entity you are submitting the New Mexico Quit Claim Deed for the purpose of recording and filing it with the State of New Mexico. The New Mexico County Clerk you contact will provide with the steps in this submission process that are set by that County.