The Treasurer assures the legality and propriety of deposits and disbursements and invests surplus moneys until they are needed for county operations. The Treasurer is elected by the county voters at large as an independent office and is subject to guidance from the Department of Finance and Administration. Neither the Board of County commissioners nor the Board of Finance has superintending management or supervisory authority over the Treasurer’s Office. All investment actions are by advice and consent. The Treasurer's Office is a public office.
Lujan's appointed Chief Deputy Treasurer is Zabrina Montoya.
Upon the County Assessor's assessed valuation, the Treasurer prepares and mails property tax bills and delinquency notices, and subsequently collects the real and personal property taxes of Socorro County property owners.
The Treasurer also serves as banker to all other revenues, such as proceeds from bond issues and special assessments. The Treasurer invests surplus funds until they are needed for county operations. Office Hours are Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are open through the lunch hour.
If you do not have your payment coupons, please send your payment and be certain to write the tax bill number or account number on the check to ensure proper crediting of your payment. If you do not have either number for your property, please call 575-835-1701 or lookup your account online.
For more complete information regarding property tax owner, name change, address correction, valuation, and more, please contact the County Assessor at 575-835-0714 of visit the County Assessor's web page.
You will only receive one bill and no additional notice for the 2nd half installment
You may also elect to make tax payments in pre-payment installments. Option 1 is for four 25% installments on July 10th, November 10th, January 10th and May 10th. Option 2 is for 10 monthly installments beginning June 1st and ending March 1st.
To determine if your mortgage company has made your payment, call us at 575-835-0714. You will need your tax bill number, owner name or parcel identification number. You may also check your account online.
If an overpayment should occur for property taxes upon Treasurer’s discretion amount of overpayment may be applied as a credit to next year's tax bill otherwise a refund will be issued to taxpayer with a $25.00 processing fee applicable.
Mortgage Companies will be refunded any overpayment with a processing fee of $25.00 applicable.
What can I do if my delinquent taxes have been transferred to the New Mexico State Property Tax Division for collection?Once taxes have been transferred to the Division for collection, all delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and costs must be paid in full or your property may be offered for sale at public auction. If a property owner is unable to pay in full, the owner may prevent the sale of the property by entering into an Installment Agreement with the State Property Tax Division for payment on all outstanding liabilities.
I have been contacted by the New Mexico State Property Tax Division and informed that my property will be sold at public auction. I owe back taxes for prior years. May I just pay the oldest delinquent tax to prevent the sale of the property?Real property owners who owe three or more years of prior taxes will have their property sold by the State unless delinquent taxes, interest and penalty charges for all years are paid in full by the date of the sale of the property (4-38-65-NMSA 1978).