Below, you will find a list of commonly used abbreviations found inside of various instruments.

These are the abbreviations landmen will enter in Tracts. Most of these abbreviations are instrument subtypes. Subtypes should always be entered in ALL CAPS.

This list is always growing. Feel free to suggest additional abbreviations that you come across in title instruments.


ABOS- Assignment and Bill of Sale

ADMIN DEED- Administrator’s Deed
AFFT- Affidavit
AFFT HEIR- Affidavit of Heirship

AFFT SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE- Affidavit of Successor Trustee
AGRT- Agreement
AMDT- Amendment
AOGL- Assignment of Oil and Gas Lease
AORRI- Assignment of Overriding Royalty Interest
APPL- Application
APPT CO-TRUSTEE- Appointment of Co-Trustee
ARTI- All rights, title, and interest
ASSIGN DT- Assignment of Deed of Trust

BLM ASSIGN- Bureau of Land Management Assignment of Record Title

BLM TRANSFER- Bureau of Land Management Transfer of Operating Rights
BOS- Bill of Sale
CONV- Conveyance
CORR- Correction
DECL- Declaration
DIST DEED- Distribution Deed
DT- Deed of Trust
EXEC DEED- Executor’s Deed
EXT- Extension
FIELD NOTES- Field Notes
GIFT DEED- Gift Deed
GWD- General Warranty Deed
HOMESTEAD- Homestead Designation
INV- Inventory
JUDG- Judgment
LP- Lis pendens; Lawsuit Pending
LWT- Last Will and Testament
MD- Mineral Deed
MEMO OGL- Memorandum of Oil and Gas Lease
MEMO OGML- Memorandum of Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease
MML- Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien

MTG- Mortgage

NMR- No minerals reserved
NST- Not subject tract
OGL- Oil and Gas Lease
OGML- Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease
ORDER- Order
PART DEED- Partition Deed
PART REL- Partial Release
PAT- Patent
POA- Power of Attorney
PR DEED- Personal Representative’s Deed
PROBATE- Certified Copy of Probate Proceedings
QCD- Quit Claim Deed
RAT- Ratification
RD- Royalty Deed
RDO- Rental Division Order
REL- Release
RESOL- Resolution
ROW DEED- Right of Way Deed
ROW/EAS- Right of Way/Easement
RTI- Right, Title, and Interest
SHRF DEED- Sheriff’s Deed
ST- Subject Tract
STIP- Stipulation
SUB- Subordination

SWD- Special Warranty Deed
TBE- Tenants by the entirety
TOD- Transfer of Death
TRST DEED- Trustee’s Deed
WD- Warranty Deed
WDVL- Warranty Deed with Vendor’s Lien

Cnty- County

Dec’d- Deceased

Desc- Description   

Et al.- And others

Et ux.- And wife

Et vir.- And husband

Re:– Regarding

Ref:- Reference(s)

[sic]– Used to indicate that something is incorrectly written and intentionally left as it was in the original.