Notice Of Public Auction Sale of Real Property For Delinquent Property Taxes State of NM Taxation and Revenue Department Property Tax Division - Auction Date 6/26/2013 (PDF)
Tax Installment Plan
Santa Fe County Treasurer, Patrick Varela is offering property owners the option of making prepayments for their property taxes in ten monthly payments. Tax Installment Plan 2013 »
Pay Taxes Online
The Santa Fe County Treasurer’s Office, the property tax collector for the County of Santa Fe, offers the option of paying taxes online with a credit card. Residents may still pay by mail or deliver payments in person.
If you have problems using the online payment system, email Abailey@santafecountynm.gov for help.
Notice: This service allows you to pay your Santa Fe County property taxes electronically and is a service of Value Payment Systems LLC. All payments are processed immediately and the payment date is equal to the time you complete your transaction. A convenience fee of 2.35% of the tax payment amount (or $3.95 for personal Visa debit) is charged by Value Payment Systems for using this service. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit and debit cards. Santa Fe County does not retain any portion of these fees. To avoid paying convenience fees you may pay your property taxes in person or by U.S. mail.
The County Treasurer is the Property Tax Collector and Investment Officer for Santa Fe County. Approximately 60,000 real property, personal property and mobile home tax bills are sent out annually. We also send out 24,000 informational tax bills annually to notify taxpayers who escrow their property taxes that either a mortgage company or taxpaying service has requested their tax bill. The Treasurer has also implemented a process of sending out two delinquent tax notices semi-annually usually scheduled for mid February and mid August.
The Treasurer's Office also serves as the "County's Banker" and is responsible for collecting and depositing monies from property tax collections and from all operations of County departments i.e. refuse permits, utilities, land use permits, ambulance fees, and other services the County may provide. For tax year 2010 the Treasurer's office is scheduled to collect $149,044,281.54 and through September 30, 2011 had collected $142,629,721.03 for a collection rate of 95.69 percent.
As the Investment Officer for the County the Treasurer, invests in U.S. Treasuries, Government Agencies, and Certificates of Deposit in excess of $250,000 collateralized at 102 percent through the pledging of securities or irrevocable letters of credit as permitted by the County's Investment Policy. Investments are made in safe, liquid and diversified investments earning a market rate of interest on all funds not immediately required to meet the County's cash flow needs. The majority of the investments are made through local banks in Santa Fe County to stimulate and improve the economy of Santa Fe County and its residents.
The Treasurer is the Paying Agent and Registrar for all bond debt issued by Santa Fe County; and invests (voter approved) bond proceeds in short term government agencies and CD's laddered to mature when needed for the intended projects.