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Santa Fe County Property Tax Outreach Program »

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 2014 »

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.

Pay Your Taxes Online »

Please click here for information on property value exemptions

If you have problems using the online payment system, email 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. 

Where Do My Property Taxes Go? (PDF)

Who Changed My Property Tax Rate? (PDF)

Patrick Varela

(D) Term 2013-2016

102 Grant Ave.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 986-6245

2014 Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Statement »

Mission Statement

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.


Taxes collected by the Treasurer are distributed to the statutory beneficiaries of the County which include Santa Fe Public Schools, Pojoaque Public Schools, Espanola Public Schools, Moriarty Public Schools, Santa Fe Community College, Edgewood Soil and Water District, and the Eldorado Water and Sanitation District. Approximately 40 percent of all taxes collected go to the above mentioned beneficiaries; the County also receives about 40 percent of the taxes collected. The Treasurer also collects and distributes taxes for the County's Debt Service; the State's Debt Service; the Rancho Viejo Special District; and the Children's Trust. These beneficiaries receive the balance of the taxes collected roughly 20 percent.

Contact Us

We are open to the public during the following business hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Closed for business on Saturdays, Sundays and County Holidays.

An after-hours secure payment drop box is available in front of the administration building at the address below. Please place check or money order in an envelope and drop it in the secure box for collection.

Mailing Address for payments:
P.O. Box T
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Santa Fe County Treasurer's Office
102 Grant Ave.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 986-6245


New Mexico State Treasurer

Property Tax Outreach Schedule ( All Times are From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

The Treasurer’s Office will only accept: Check, Money Order, Credit Card and Cashier’s Checks at the outreach locations.

Benny J. Chavez Center, 354 Juan Medina Rd

  • Tuesday, April 08, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Edgewood Satellite Office, 114 Quail Trail
  • Monday, April 07, 2014
  • Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Monday, April 28, 2014
El Rancho Community Center, 394 County Rd
  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
Eldorado Satellite Office, 16 Avenida Torreon
  • Monday, April 07, 2014
  • Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Monday, April 28, 2014
Glorieta Fire Station, #43 Fire Station Rd.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
La Cienega Community Center, 50-A San Jose
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mary Ester Gonzales Senior Center, 1121 Alto Street
  • Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Friday, May 02, 2014
Nancy Rodriguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Pojoaque Satellite Office, 5 West Gutierrez, Suite 9
  • Tuesday, April 08, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rancho Viejo Fire Station, 39 Rancho Viejo Blvd.
  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
Turquoise Trail Fire Station, #3585 NM Hwy 14
  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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