Valencia County, NM


When are tax bills mailed?

Property tax bills are mailed by November 1 every year.

When are the taxes due?

The first installment is due November 10 and becomes delinquent if not paid by December 10. The second installment is due April 10 of the following year and becomes delinquent after May 10.

Are there any late fees imposed if the taxes are not paid on time?

Yes. Delinquency charges for property taxes are:

  • 1% of the base tax due per month for interest until paid.
  • 1% of the base tax due per month for penalty. Maximum penalty is 5%.

What are the methods in which payment can be made?

Please see below for various way to pay your taxes. If you are remitting payment in office or by mail, please make sure to use your payment coupon(s).

In Office
PO BOX 939 
(505) 866-2090
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Cashier's Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card
  • Check
  • Cashier's Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card
  • Credit Card
  • E-Check


What reference number(s) do I use when making a payment?

Our main reference number is an alpha/numeric Account Numbers (example: R012345). Please reference this account number(s) when remitting payment. Your 19 digit parcel number (example: 1012345678910000000) can still be used. When making payments online, you will need your account number, so if you do not have it, please contact our office at 505-866-2090.

How can I find out what my taxes are if I do not receive a bill?

If you have not received a property tax bill by the 2nd week in November, please call our office at 505-866-2090, and we will provide you with the information you need to make payment. You can also view and print a statement of your taxes at our website 

If I did not receive my tax bill and it’s now past due, do I have to pay delinquency charges?

A taxpayer is still liable for taxes and any other charges even though a tax bill was not received. Failure to receive a tax bill will not relieve the taxpayer from the responsibility to make payments by the delinquent dates according to NMSA 1978, 7-38-36.

When will my property be in jeopardy for a tax sale?

It is not the responsibility of the Valencia County Treasurer’s Office to set up tax sales for property taxes that are delinquent. Once a property is delinquent 3 years, it will be reported to the State of New Mexico, Delinquent Property Tax Division, at which point they will start working the account for collection or tax sale

Will I receive a property tax bill if my mortgage company pays my taxes?

Yes, everyone who owns property in Valencia County is mailed a property tax bill. If your mortgage company is responsible to pay your taxes, you will still receive a tax bill. It is for your records only. Please do not pay this bill unless you no longer have an escrow account with your mortgage company.

How many bills are returned to the Treasurer’s Office?

We have approximately 30,000 bills returned to our office for various reasons, i.e. wrong address, moved-no forwarding address, forwarding notice expired, deceased, etc. If you haven’t received your bill and need to correct your address, please fill out an Address Change Request form from the Valencia County Assessor's Office. Your change will reflect on the next billing cycle.  

Can I make partial payments if I cannot pay my taxes in full?

Yes! We encourage partial payments if you cannot pay in full. You can pay at the Treasurer's Office, by mail or phone, as well as online by selecting custom amount.