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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

Dental clinic
Bernalillo County is proud to sponsor this year’s Mission of Mercy, which will bring free basic dental care to New Mexico’s underserved adults and children this Sept. 22 and 23 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The county has allocated $45,000 plus in kind services to help provide more dental care to the people of New Mexico.
Battle of the Badges flyer
It’s time for United Blood Services’ Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. The Bernalillo County Fire Department and the Albuquerque Fire Department join together to challenge the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and the Albuquerque Police Department in this friendly battle to encourage citizens to donate blood
Children at Dolores Huerta Park
Students from Working Classroom in collaboration with artist Mark Horst welcome the community to view a large scale sculpture model which will eventually be located at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park. The presentation of the final design of a new sculpture will be unveiled Aug. 3.
Metropolitan Detention Center
Former Bernalillo County Undersheriff Greg Rees is switching uniforms to become the next chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center, effective Aug. 7. Rees has over 23 years of law enforcement experience, working his way up through the ranks at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department – as deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, chief deputy, and undersheriff for the past two years.
Barcelona Road Storm Drain Project Flyer
Bernalillo County invites the community to participate in a public meeting about the Barcelona Road Storm Drain construction project on Tuesday, July 25 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Barcelona Elementary School, 2311 Barcelona Road SW. The Barcelona Road Storm Drain Project is part of the overall South Valley Flood Reduction Project.
public safety memorial
Bernalillo County wants your comment on two public safety memorials that will be dedicated to honor and remember law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers and first responders who have given their lives protecting others. Those being memorialized are fallen Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, federal, state, and local agency public safety officers who served or lived in Bernalillo County. The estimated completion date for both memorials is summer 2017.
gun violence memorial
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking approval to build a memorial to honor the victims of gun violence on Bernalillo County property. Aproximately $229,000 was passed by the New Mexico State Legislature (HB219) to fund this project.
Sheep Day Flyer
It’s time to saddle up for the 2017 Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Rodeo, set for Aug. 5 at Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in the South Valley, 7003 Coors Blvd. SW. There are still openings for more artisan vendors and youth rodeo participants.
Chile roasting
Organizers of the Bosque Chile Festival have opened registration for artisans, food trucks, and the ‘best in the southwest’ amateur salsa and restaurant green chile stew competitors. The second annual Bosque Chile Festival on Aug. 19 is a unique celebration of food, art and culture in New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande Valley. New this year is the restaurant green chile stew competition that will feature local restaurants in hot competition to be crowned the best in the county.
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 has added an Aug. 11 movie to its popular and family-friendly series Movies in the Park! The series lasts 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.
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.

County Video

It’s time to saddle up for the 2017 Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Rodeo, set for Aug. 5 at Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in the South Valley, 7003 Coors Blvd. SW. There are still openings for more artisan vendors and youth rodeo participants.
In this month's Assessor's Corner video, Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings talks about notice of value letters.
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins sits down for a conversation with Enrique Cardiel, who promotes public health through his job as an urban health extension coordinator for Bernalillo County. The two talk about what Bernalillo County is doing to help residents of the International District lead healthy and productive lives.
Biz Moments: Bernalillo County's Shawn Perry-Turner speaks with Josue Olivares, executive director of the South Valley Economic Development Center, about the center’s services and virtual business incubator designed to assist entrepreneurs in the South Valley and beyond.
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.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce and her staff would like to thank everyone for making this tax season go smoothly.
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  • Movie: Sing. Show begins at dusk, when the sun sets. Check the day of the event for the exact time. Subject to cancellation due to weather. Call the MIP hotline at (505) 314-0477.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 ½ Old Hwy. 66

  • Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! Each month has a different topic.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

  • 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

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