Bernalillo County presents its Tax Dollars at Work application using the OpenGov software tool supporting transparency of the county finances for properties with an assumed taxable values of $100,000, $250,000 and $500,000.

This tool allows citizens to select the assumed taxable values of their homes and see the allocation of the property taxes other agencies or organizations receive, as well as specific information about how the county spends its allocation of property tax dollars.

In total, Bernalillo County government only receives approximately 20 percent of property taxes collected for all taxing entities.

The Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting taxes not only for Bernalillo County, but other agencies such as University of New Mexico Hospital, Central New Mexico Community College, the State of New Mexico, Albuquerque Public Schools, the Moriarty/Edgewood School District, and the City of Albuquerque. There are also smaller agencies that receive property tax dollars, such as the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, and the municipalities of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Tijeras, and Rio Rancho.

Tax Dollars at Work:

  • Allows residents to view their property’s estimated value and the way the dollars are divided among local entities that receive property tax allotments;
  • Includes detailed information on how Bernalillo County spends its allocation of property taxes, with a summary table that shows spending by department; and
  • Includes detailed information about the county’s General Fund budget.
  • Assumes the Head of Household exemption of $2,000 when calculating the property taxes.


Tax Dollars at Work is NOT a property tax calculator or an assessment tool; however, the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office Property Tax Calculator and the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office Property Search tool can help with property records and tax calculators.


Find Out Where Your Tax Dollars Go

Click this link to access the report online through OpenGov. Or you can view the report below. 

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