County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings today announced that 2013 Notices of Value for Bernalillo County property owners will be mailed May 1.
Giddings encourages homeowners and property owners to carefully review their 2013 Notices of Value, which assigns a value to a home that determines the amount of property taxes owed.
"I look forward to working with Bernalillo County families and property owners to answer questions and provide solutions during this process," County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings says. "My staff and I are here to help answer questions about exemptions, our value freeze program for seniors, and commercial properties -- feel free to call or make an appointment.
I'm dedicated to taking the County Assessor's Office in a new direction with greater transparency and accountability; better outreach, communication and education with the communities we serve; and more collaboration with our public and private sector partners."
Giddings also encouraged property owners to take advantage of all exemptions, which can lower their overall property tax bill. Examples include head of household and veterans exemptions.
Senior citizens 65-years and older and disabled individuals may qualify for the County Assessor’s Value Freeze Program, which locks in assessed values at current rates. To qualify, applicants must show their income was $32,000 a year or less in 2012.
"The Value Freeze Program is a great resource and I encourage Bernalillo County seniors to take advantage of it," Giddings says. "Many seniors in our community rely on fixed incomes, and property tax savings can be a real boost to their monthly budgets."
The period to protest one's Notice of Value will run from May 1, 2013 through May 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. Protest forms are available online here
and can be picked up at 501 Tijeras Ave. N.W.
Call 505.222.3700 for more information.
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Giddings also noted that while her office determines what a property's valuation is, the taxes themselves are collected and managed by the office of Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz.