✖ Close Social Content

In March of 2013, Bernalillo County unveiled its “Tax Dollars at Work” application to help bring transparency to county finances.

It allows citizens to enter the estimated value of their homes to see what other agencies or organizations receive a portion of property taxes, as well as specific information about how the county spends its allocation of property tax dollars.

In total, Bernalillo County government only receives about 20 percent of property taxes collected for all taxing entities.

And the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting taxes not only for Bernalillo County, but other agencies such as University of New Mexico HospitalCentral New Mexico Community College, the State of New Mexico, Albuquerque Public Schools, the Moriarty/Edgewood School District, and the City of Albuquerque.

There are also smaller agencies that receive property tax dollars, such as the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority,and the municipalities of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Tijeras, Rio Rancho, and Corrales.

Tax dollars at work

The “Tax Dollars at Work” application includes:

  • An interactive component which allows residents to plug in their property’s estimated value to see how the dollars are divided up among local entities that receive property tax allotments;
  • Detailed information on how Bernalillo County spends its allocation of property taxes with a summary table that shows spending by department; and
  • Detailed information about the county’s general fund budgets.


The “Tax Dollars at Work” is NOT a property tax calculator or an assessment tool; however, the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office Property Tax Calculator and the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office Property Search tool can help with property records and tax calculators.


Find Out Where Your Tax Dollars Go

View All Events
    Powered by Real Time Solutions - Website Design & Document Management