The Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office will be at the PNM and Silver Horizons Senior Assistance Fair on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7500 Kathryn Avenue SE. The Senior Assistance Fair is for seniors age 60 and older, and the Assessor’s Office will be highlighting the Value Freeze Program, which is available to property owners who are 100% disabled or senior citizens 65 years or older with a modified annual gross income of $32,000 or less. This program qualifies the property owner to have the value of their property frozen to protect them from future valuation increases. The Assessor’s staff will be on hand to answer questions and to assist filling out applications. Verification of income eligibility is required.
In recognition of Veterans Day, Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings would like to take the opportunity to thank all the brave men and women who have defended our freedoms, and remind all eligible veterans to make sure they have applied for available property tax exemptions.
“I am designating a liaison for veterans’ exemptions, so veterans get the specialized attention they deserve,” Assessor Tanya R. Giddings says.
A new state law means Bernalillo County land owners must now pay their current property taxes before subdividing or combining their properties for development.
Previously, they could pay their taxes with everyone else at the end of the tax year.
The new law, NM State Statute 7-38-44.1, took effect in the spring of 2013.
Starting this week, all eight of Bernalillo County’s community centers, the South Valley Multi-Purpose Center, and the Assessor’s Office will be equipped with state-of-the-art Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that will help save lives in cardiac emergencies. Similar life-saving devices are currently in place in many Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department cars, county fire and rescue units, and the county’s aquatics facilities.
Assessor Giddings has announced - as part of the yearly appraisal maintenance plan - a comprehensive new plan to reevaluate nearly 250,000 residential and commercial properties in Bernalillo County, something that has not been done in 14 years.
County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings today announced a new location in the Near North Valley as part of the assessor’s Community Outreach Program for property owners who may have questions about their property assessments.
The 2013 Notices of Value will be sent to the owners of more than 273,000 Bernalillo County properties on May 1, Assessor Tanya R. Giddings has announced.
On Jan. 8, county commissioners unanimously appointed Tanya R. Giddings as the new Bernalillo County assessor. She will be sworn in on Friday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Court of Wills, Estates & Probate on the sixth floor of One Civic Plaza. County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver will administer the oath of office to Giddings.
Bernalillo County residents interested in serving as county assessor will have another opportunity to apply for the job. Starting Dec. 21, the Board of County Commissioners will accept resumes from candidates through Dec. 28 at 5 p.m.