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Beautiful Bernalillo County

Welcome to Bernalillo County

A great deal of county information and services can be accessed online for your convenience. Residents can find everything from tax records to marriage licences from bernco.gov. Take a look around and if you need help please feel free to contact us.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative

Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

County Spotlight

The county is currently experiencing near record breaking heat that can have a tremendous effect on the fuels available to burn. Residents should take measures to reduce the dangers of fires. This includes knowing what types of fireworks are prohibited and where.
brush fire
The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BSCO) in conjunction with the Bernalillo County Fire Department (BCFD) and the Bernalillo County Office of Emergency Management will host a community meeting at the Sheriff’s East Area Command Center- James McGrane Public Safety Center on Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss each of our agency roles, responses and responsibilities during a wildfire.
heat index
The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The department is also reminding New Mexicans to never leave their children or pets inside an unattended vehicle. Temperatures over the next several days are expected be the warmest days of the year so far in several parts of New Mexico.
honey jars
South Valley MainStreet and Bernalillo County kick off La Familia Growers’ Market on Friday, June 23 with music, art and food from 4-8 p.m. at Dolores Huerta Park, 100 Isleta Boulevard SW. The market at Dolores Huerta/Gateway Park returns for its fourth year as La Familia Growers’ Market. It will be held weekly on Fridays from 4-7 p.m.
delinquent taxes
Property owners with unpaid real property taxes who currently owe 2014 taxes have until June 30 before their accounts are turned over to the state of New Mexico for collections. They risk having their property sold at public auction to pay the property tax debts. Property owners must pay their 2014 back taxes in full to avoid this.
probate judge
Residents in Bernalillo County may be targeted by scammers over the phone trying to obtain information, claiming to be from the Bernalillo County Court of Wills, Estates and Probate. A personal representative of an estate that had been filed with the court received a suspicious call from a person, saying that they work at the probate court, requesting information regarding the decedent’s social security number and information about assets of the estate.
south valley stories
Bernalillo County’s Public Art Program is sponsoring a project by Working Classroom and artist Mark Horst to collect and preserve the stories of the South Valley.
summer lunch 2017
Bernalillo County’s 2017 Summer Lunch Program kicked off at 53 locations throughout the county, offering free healthy meals to children and teens at churches, parks, community centers, apartment complexes and a health clinic, among other locations.
movies in the park
Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation is again hosting its popular and family-friendly series Movies in the Park this summer from June 3 through Aug. 26 at various locations throughout the county.
Memorial Day Pool Schedule
Bernalillo County Aquatics Department’s three seasonal pools and the Alameda Spray Park are open daily until 5 p.m. for the summer starting Saturday, May 27 through Aug. 7. BernCo’s pools and spray park offers families opportunities for swim lessons, water aerobics, slides and much more to enjoy in the summer heat. Residents can also rent the pools after 5 p.m. for parties and other gatherings.
County Manager Opens Labor Negotiations with Employee Unions
County Manager Julie Morgas Baca seeks common ground and common sense as BernCo opens negotiations with three employee unions as the county enters a new era of greater efficiency. The county formally opened contract negotiations with the three unions recently, as the contracts between the county and the unions are coming to an end.
property tax scam
Residents in Bernalillo County have been targeted by scammers over the phone trying to steal credit card and banking information, claiming to be from the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office. Residents should never provide their credit card or banking information to unsolicited callers.
Parents Who Host
Parents who give alcohol to their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. Parents who knowingly allow a person under 21 to remain in their home or on their property while consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages can be prosecuted.

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Bernalillo County's popular "Movies in the Park" summer series kicks off June 3 and runs through August 26, 2017. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a free movie in the outdoors! If you have weather related questions or need more information about Movies in the Park, call the Movies in the Park hotline at (505) 314-0477.
Bernalillo County will provide nearly 150,000 meals this year. No registration is required for the program, which runs from May 31 to Aug. 4. BernCo’s Summer Lunch Program has been awarded the Top Dog award for the best-administered program by the state Children, Youth and Families Department, which oversees summer lunch programs across the state.
A new collaboration revamps the handling of mental health crisis calls in Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque. The announcement features Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca, Commissioner Wayne Johnson, Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, Mayor Richard J. Berry, APD Chief Gorden Eden Jr., Steering Committee and Crisis Services Chairman Rick Miera and survivor and Community Advocate Kathy Finch.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce and her staff would like to thank everyone for making this tax season go smoothly.
The Water Conservation Project at the UNM North Golf Course that uses recycled water from the UNM Chiller Plant to water the golf course is now complete. The program estimates that there will be 14 million gallons in water savings annually that will be used to water the course.
The Behavioral Health Initiative introduced a permanent solution for those who have been stuck in the revolving doors of mental health services, or who have fallen through the cracks; housing coupled with intense case management through the Community Connections program.
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  • Join us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15 to 10 a.m. at Paradise Hills Community Center (times and dates are subject to change). The fee is $12 for a year membership. Call the center at (505) 314-0245 for more information.
    Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise NW

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

  • The market at Dolores Huerta/Gateway Park returns for its fourth year as La Familia Growers’ Market. It will be held weekly on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. Local growers and independent artisans will be offering their fresh and unique creations through the summer, from painting, to vegetables and honey. On June 23, the market will stay open one extra hour, until 8 p.m., for a special opening celebration. Live music will accompany the family-friendly evening, with meals available for purchase from food trucks. For more information, visit the link below or contact the market at (505) 217-2483 or email MainStreet at southvalleymainstreet@gmail.com.
    Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Blvd. SW

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