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Property Tax Bill

Tax bills are available online and mailed Nov. 1 every year.

Property Tax Bill

Typically the first half tax payment is due November 10 and becomes delinquent if not paid by December 10 (each year.) The second half is due April 10 and becomes delinquent after May 10 (each year).

Property Tax Bill

Yes. Delinquency charges for property taxes are: 

  • One percent of the base tax due per month for interest until paid. 
  • One percent of the base tax due per month for penalty. Maximum penalty is five percent, minimum penalty is $5.

No. Payments may be:

Paid online at www.bernco.gov/treasurer.

Mailed to Bernalillo County Treasurer, PO Box 27800 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7800 or placed in drop boxes throughout the county (see below). 

At local banks and credit unions from Nov. 1 – Dec. 10 and April 1 – May 10. For a list of participating banks, please email the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office at treasurers@bernco.gov. Banks that partner with Bernalillo County change every year, so please reach out to us for the most current list. 




Bernalillo County Treasurers Office, PO Box 27800 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7800  


Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office  

One Civic Plaza, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the office is currently closed to the public*



Property Tax Bill

If you have not received a property tax bill by Nov. 7, call the Treasurer's Office at (505) 468-7031. A public service representative will print and mail a replacement tax bill notice. The representative will confirm where your tax bill was mailed and how to correct the problem. You may also search tax records on the web site www.bernco.gov/treasurer by parcel ID number (the most reliable way) or by property address. Please include the parcel ID number on your check or money order to ensure payment is credited correctly.

Mortgage Company FAQs

Yes, every property owner in Bernalillo County is mailed a property tax bill even if the property taxes are paid by the mortgage company. Your copy of the property tax bill indicates that your mortgage company has been billed.

Mortgage Company FAQs

If the mortgage company name on your bill is wrong, call your correct mortgage company to find out what they want you to do. The Treasurer's Office cannot fix this problem. You need to resolve this issue with your mortgage company. The information on your tax bill comes directly from the mortgage company.

Mortgage Company FAQs

Detach the coupon(s) at the bottom of your tax bill and mail the coupon(s) with your payment no later than the due date(s) to the Treasurer’s office at Bernalillo County Treasurer, PO Box 27800  Albuquerque, NM 87125-7800. Notify the mortgage company to remove their name from your future tax bills.

Valuation Protest Questions

Check your tax bill to determine if the value of your property is correct.  If not, according to state law, you must pay at least the amount of tax due on the un-protested value of your property by December 10.  The un-protested value is the amount that you thought your property should be valued when you completed your protest form. To determine how much tax you should pay on the un-protested value, contact the Treasurer's Office at (505) 468-7031 to have your property taxes computed. The county recommends that you pay the first half amount due on the original bill. If your protest is approved, a new tax bill will be prepared with a new delinquency date and any overpayment will be refunded to you or applied to the second half of your tax bill, whichever you choose. If the protest is not approved, you will already have paid the first half and will not owe delinquency charges. If you have only paid on the un-protested amount and your protest is disapproved, you will be liable for delinquency charges on the unpaid amount of taxes.

Valuation Protest Questions

According to State Law, 7-38-39 &-40 NMSA 1978, you must file a claim for refund in District Court no later than January10 of the current tax year. Prior to filing, you must pay the amount due on your property tax bill.

Delinquency Questions

According to 7-38-36 NMSA 1978, a taxpayer is still liable for taxes and any other associated charges even though a tax bill was not received.

Collection and Distribution

The Treasurer’s Office was responsible for collecting approximately $755 million in tax year 2020.

Property taxes collected in a given month are distributed the following month. The taxes are collected based on the area one lives in. For example, if you do not live in an area that is in the boundaries of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), a portion of your taxes will not be distributed to that entity.  If you do live in an area that is within the boundaries of the (MRGCD) a portion of your taxes will be distributed to that entity. The Treasurer’s Office is tasked with collecting taxes and distributing taxes to 14 government agencies, including Albuquerque Public Schools, 45 charter schools and the State of New Mexico. Approximately 70 percent of taxes collected by the Treasurer’s Office are distributed; the county retains the remainder.

Property tax bills are available at the Treasurer’s web site  November 1 of each year, or you may contact the Treasurer’s office at (505) 468-7031.

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