First half property taxes were due December 10, 2023.
Penalty and interest are applied to delinquent taxes on the 11th of each month.
Payments can be made as follows:
- Drop off payment (check or money order) at either Centinel Bank or Hillcrest Bank - there is no service charge for this. Payment coupon must be included.
- Drop off payment at Taos County Administrative Offices. Treasurer's Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (except the last business day of the month when we are open 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM). Or use one of the silver drop boxes (check or money order only), located to the left of the front door and to the right of the east side door. Please indicate your owner number(s) in the memo section of the check. These boxes are checked regularly.
- Mail payment (check or money order), please indicate your owner number(s) in the memo section of the check. Payments can be mailed to:
Taos County Treasurer’s Office
105 Albright St., Suite F
Taos, New Mexico 87571
- Make payment on-line at www.taoscounty.org. Owner number and bill number will be needed. Service charges apply.
- Make a telephone payment by calling 1-844-722-4140. Owner number and bill number will be needed. Service charges apply.
If you require account information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the owner name and owner number (if possible) as well as the information you require. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Paula Santistevan, Taos County Treasurer
If you need help paying your property taxes, the New Mexico Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program will provide housing grants to income-eligible households experiencing financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. These grants are to fund mortgage payments, taxes, and insurance up to $20,000 per household to maintain housing and/or reduce housing cost delinquency. To apply visit housingnm.org/new-mexico-homeowner-assistance-fund.
The Treasurer’s Office is the property tax collector for the County of Taos, Municipalities, School Districts, Special Districts and the State of New Mexico; and acts as a Fiscal Agent for other agencies within Taos County. The Treasurer is an essential part of County Government, we are the "banker" for Taos County.
- All public monies must be deposited within 24 hours after being received.
- Assist in County Audit.
- The County Treasurer invests surplus monies until they are needed for essential County operations.
- Keep account of all monies received and disbursed.
- Keep books, papers and monies pertaining to this Office ready for inspection by the Board of Commission at all times.
- Keep track of all checks written and paid.
- Prepare a financial statement Section 10-17-4 for County Commissioners, the County Manager, the Finance Department and the Department of Finance and Administration on a monthly basis.
- Responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes.
- Supervises the collection and deposits from all county departments that collect fees for service, licenses and revenues from grants and bonds issued and other special assessment.
Property tax bills are mailed from Taos, New Mexico on November 1 of each year. The first half payment is due November 10 and becomes delinquent if payment is not received or posted before December 10. The second half payment is due April 10 and becomes delinquent if the payment is not received or posted by May 10. Pursuant to Section 7-38-49 and 50 NMSA 1978, if property taxes become delinquent, a 1% interest and 1% penalty shall be imposed, but the total penalty shall not exceed 5%.
Approximately 66,000 property tax bills are sent out by the County Treasurer’s Office annually. The County Assessor sets the assessed valuation and the State of New Mexico sets the tax rates for the County with final approval by the State of New Mexico Finance and Administration.
The Office of the Treasurer accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and is equipped to accept Visa and MasterCard for payments made in our office and Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for payments made online. Payment for taxes can also be made at any of our local banks:
- Centinel Bank
- US Bank
- Hillcrest Bank
Convenience Fee/Service Charges
Please be advised that service charges are charged by Visa, Mastercard and Discover per transaction for paying your property taxes online. This applies to both debit and credit cards.
The Treasurer’s Office sends out approximately 66,000 bills every year, lending itself to an enormous payment process. Our office has now streamlined those payments paid, via mail, to be mailed directly to our bank’s Bill Processing Center (lock-box) In Denver, Colorado. This process expedites the payment process for both the Treasurer’s Office and the Taxpayer.