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A: The state statute reads: "As used in this section, Head of Family means an individual New Mexico resident who is either (1) married; (2) widow or widower; (3) head of household furnishing more than one-half the cost of support of any related person; or (4) a single person."

Those eligible for this exemption must apply for it only once to receive it in subsequent years. Only one Head of Family exemption per household is permitted, and it can only be applied to one property in the State of New Mexico.


A: The New Mexico Veterans' Service Commission determines all eligibility and issues Certificates  of Eligibility to all qualifying veterans.  For more information, call the Veterans' Service Commission for details on expanded eligibility by the legislature for veterans (505-346-3986).

The Certificate of Eligibility (original only) may be used to claim the New Mexico Property Tax Exemption which is now $4,000 per year.  Once the exemption is claimed, it is retained on property tax records for subsequent years without reapplication.

A veteran, with a green-colored "New Mexico Veterans' Service Commission Tax Exemption Certificate of Eligibility", should apply with the Assessor's Office between January 1 and the last day of February for the exemption.


A: The New Mexico Veterans' Service Commission determines all eligibility and issues Certificates of Eligibility to all qualifying veterans.  For more information, call the Veterans' Service Commission for details of eligibility by the legislature for veterans (505-346-3986).

The Certificate of Eligibility (original only) may be used to claim the New Mexico Property Tax Exemption which is a 100% exemption of property taxation.  Once the exemption is claimed, it is retained on property tax records for subsequent years without reapplication.

A veteran, with a tan-colored "New Mexico Veterans' Service Commission Disabled Veteran Property Tax Waiver Certificate of Eligibility",should apply with the Assessor's Office between January 1 and the last day of February for the exemption.


A: If your organization meets the requirements established by the New Mexico State Constitution, is of charitable, religious or educational use, then the property may be eligible for an exemption.  The burden of proof is on the property owner to document eligibility.  Contact the Bernalillo County Assessor's Office Tax Exempt Specialist about the application process.


A: No. The New Mexico Legislature instead opted to establish the Head of Family Exemption.


A: If exemptions are claimed for real property and manufactured homes, they may be claimed during the 30-day period immediately following the mailing date of the Notice of Value, if not earlier.


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