Required Documents - Selling Real Estate in Mexico

The Notary Public has several key functions in the process of transferring the legal ownership from the selling party to the buying party. Collecting taxes, witnessing the signatures are a few of these functions. Below is the documentation that the Notary Public requires from the party that is selling the property.

Original Deed – Escritura Original

This will have a stamp to show it was registered with the State. We must be able to verify the property legal status, scope and limitations, as well as any legal impediment to sell.') ?>

Identificacion Oficial – Official Identification

For Mexicans IFE or passport, for foreigners your passport.

Cedula Catastral – Cadastral Certificate

This document basically lists the size of the property, the government assessed value of the land and building for the basis of the annual property tax, and other information regarding the property.

Ultimo Pago Predial – Last Property Tax Receipt

Property taxes are paid on an annual basis, and are due by April of each year. The Notary Public will require a copy of the last property tax receipt.

Certificate Libertad de Gravamen – Certificate Free From Liens and Encumbrances

Copy of last property tax paid and current, official id of landowner, copy of the cadastral certificate.

Cerficiado de No Deudo Predial – Certificate of No Liability Property Taxes

Folio number of the property.

Certificado de No Deudo Agua – Certificate of No Liability Water Services

Copy of last water bill paid and current.

Certificado de No Deudo Obra Estatal – Certificate of No Liability State Works

Copy of last property tax paid and current.

Certificado de No Deudo Obra Municipal – Certificate of No Liability City Works

Copy of last property tax paid and current, and copy of the cadastral certificate,.

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