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Assessor Tanya R. Giddings has dedicated her time in the Assessor’s Office to the fair and equitable assessment of all properties throughout Bernalillo County.

Tanya GiddingsAssessor Giddings has established quality control measures to ensure the most-up-to date information and valuations are recorded for all properties throughout the county. Under her administration, her top priority has been instilling confidence and trust in the Assessor’s Office; as well as enhancing public education, communication, and transparency.

She has initiated more public outreach through community meetings aimed at sharing information with property owners, including veterans and seniors that qualify for property tax exemptions or valuation caps. She has also worked to ensure that the Assessor's Office is focused on providing a high level of customer service to Bernalillo County residents.

Assessor Giddings was unanimously appointed by the Bernalillo County Commission in January, 2013 to fill the unexpired term when the position became vacant. A fourth generation New Mexican, Assessor Giddings won her first general election in November, 2014 and will serve a four-year term.

The Office of the County Assessor determines the property value of homes, businesses, and other taxable property in Bernalillo County. The office also prepares the tax roll for the county treasurer on real property (land and improvements), personal property (business equipment), livestock, and mobile homes.

The priorities of the Office of the County Assessor are to maintain trust, integrity and transparency to the public; and is dedicated to updating technology and policies, as well as providing hands-on assistance to taxpayers. 

The assessor has the following responsibilities:

  • Locate all taxable property in the county and identify the ownership
  • Establish a value for all property subject to property taxation
  • List the value of all property on the assessment roll
  • Apply all legal exemptions

The assessor does not:

  • Compute property tax bills
  • Collect property taxes
  • Establish property tax laws
  • Set rules by which property is appraised

Enacting Legislation:
County Assessors shall determine values of property for property taxation purposes in accordance with the Property Tax Code [Chapter 7, Article 35 to 38 NMSA1978], the articles of the New Mexico Constitution and the regulations, orders, rulings and instructions of the department. They shall also implement a program of updating property values so that current and correct values of property are maintained and shall have sole responsibility and authority at the County level for property valuation maintenance, subject only to the general supervisory powers of the director.

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