The Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office is closed today, Friday, Dec. 6.
This morning the Albuquerque Fire Department investigated a suspicious substance in the Treasurer’s Office, located in the basement of 1 Civic Plaza.
No suspicious substance was found and the scene was cleared and declared non-hazardous.
Property tax payments are still being accepted online at www.bernco.gov.
Treasurer Manny Ortiz on Oct. 18 met with representatives from local banks and credit unions to kick off the 2013 property tax season. Residents can make their 2013 tax payments at any of the participating banks and credit union locations.
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.
Bernalillo County has received the 2013 property tax rates from the State of New Mexico. The Board of County Commissioners acknowledged receiving the tax rates with a formal vote, an action required by law for all state counties.The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) sets tax rates for all counties, municipalities and other entities, such as the City of Albuquerque, University Hospital, APS and CNM; and DFA sets varying tax rates for all entities based on a complex yield control formula that takes several factors into consideration. Residents may pay about $17 more on a home assessed at $100,000, assuming the valuation remained flat between 2012 and this year.
Treasurer Manny Ortiz and staff members (from left, Vickie Lucero, Pamela Klenck, Julie Aragon, Rosemary Apodaca, Debbie Baker and Isabelle Purcella) participated in "Operation Zak Lannon Day." Zak, a West Mesa High School football player, is preparing to undergo a 14-hour operation tackling a rare and deadly form of cancer. As part of the community effort to help Zak and his family, the Treasurer's office is "pulling together" in support of this brave teen who's motto is "you never know how strong you are...until being strong is the only choice you have." Local news coverage on the story brought national attention to this young man's fight, and local business House of Football sold t-shirts to help defray cost for his treatment. Learn more about Zak's story by clicking here.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) awarded the Chancellor’s Certificate in Public Administration: Finance Master to Isabelle Purcella, County Chief Deputy Treasurer of Bernalillo County, NM, at the recent Annual Meeting of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers (NACCTFO) on July 18 in Fort Worth.
To qualify for the certification Purcella attended at least 100 hours of public administration training through UMSL’s program in Public Policy Administration in partnership with NACCTFO.
Bernalillo County residents who are currently delinquent on paying their property taxes can now make partial payments to the county again.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz sponsored a statewide Mobile Home Workshop. Representatives from several New Mexico counties attended the workshop April 4 - 5 at One Civic Plaza.