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2019 will be an unusual year for property taxes!

This year’s bill is delayed because of a new state law (HB407-2019) allowing school districts to have a mill levy question on the November election ballot, delaying mailing and due dates for first half of property taxes. The new law affects 11 New Mexico counties, including Bernalillo, which will have an Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) mill levy question on the Nov. 5 ballot.

For Bernalillo County the delayed dates are:

  • Dec. 9, 2019 – Mailing of property tax bills
  • Dec. 19, 2019 – Payment due date
  • Jan. 19, 2020 – Final due date without late penalties and interest

The second half of property taxes continue as before starting April 10 with May 10 as the final due date.

For semi-annual payments, the first payment will come out December 18, with the second payment coming out May 11.

NOTE: This delay does not apply if you are on our monthly payment or if your taxes are paid through your mortgage company.

For monthly payments, continue to pay your usual amount. Mortgage companies have been notified and will pay your taxes on time.

For further questions, please call the Treasurer’s Office at (505) 468-7031 or email us at treasurers@bernco.gov. We are here to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

What has changed?

Due to the new state law, your property tax bill will be mailed to you on Dec. 9, 2019, will be due on Dec. 19, 2019, and will be delinquent after Jan. 19, 2020. This is due to the mill levy question on the November 2019 ballot.

Why is this happening?

Property tax bills are delayed due to the new state law (House Bill 407). As a result, the Treasurer's Office cannot print the property tax bill until after the November election. Eleven counties have been affected, including Bernalillo County.

What’s the process/timeline?

The Treasurer's Office will mail out the property tax bill no later than Dec. 9, 2019. Property Tax bills will be due by Dec. 19, 2019 and will become delinquent after Jan. 19, 2020. The second half is still due April 10, 2020, as normal.

What are my tax ramifications?

Unfortunately, the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office cannot offer tax advice. Please consult your tax professional for questions regarding how the delay might affect your unique tax situation.

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