Santa Fe County Assessor's Office
Santa Fe County Assessor Gus Martinez
Santa Fe County Assessor
Gus Martinez
(D) 2015 - 2018
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Gus Martinez was elected Assessor in 2014, and began his term in office January 1, 2015. Gus began working in the Assessor's office as an Assessment Clerk in 1997. Through dedication, professional experience, and hard work he earned the position of Field Auditor, followed by Appraiser, Senior Appraiser, and Chief Appraiser in 2010. Gus is a New Mexico Certified Appraiser with over 300 hours of appraisal courses. He is a member of both the International Association of Assessing Officers and of the New Mexico Association of Assessing Officers.

Mission Statement

To distribute the property tax burden approved by taxing authorities correctly and equitably to all taxable property, in that authority based on its value.

Our Goals

  • Advocate for property tax benefits for seniors
  • Ensure compliance with property tax laws, and apply uniformly to all
  • Keep the public informed and increase awareness on assessments & benefits
  • Conduct educational outreach seminars
  • Increase value of the employees of the Assessor's office
  • Provide 5-Star customer service for all Santa Fe Constituents
  • Commit to unwavering county government transparency
  • Ensure courteous, professional and responsive customer service
  • Maintain an open door policy

What We Do

The Office of the County Assessor is mandated to value property in conformance with the laws of the State of New Mexico, while adhering to the professional standards of the International Association of Assessing Officers.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Listing and identifying location of property.
  • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting market and cost trends.
  • Applying state laws that exempt certain properties and also allow for lower values for long term residential property owners.
  • Reporting to the property owner the value of their property annually.
  • Defending the value placed on the property.
  • Accepting and processing applications from property owners.

Office Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Closed weekends and for observed holidays.

Affordable Housing Valuation

Agricultural and Grazing Land

Contact Us

Office of the Santa Fe County Assessor

102 Grant Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Head Of Family Exemption

Protesting Your Property Value

Valuation Freeze

Veteran and Disabled Veteran Exemption