DOOR-TO-DOOR APPRAISALS TO COMMENCE ACROSS DOÑA ANA COUNTY

DOOR-TO-DOOR APPRAISALS TO COMMENCE ACROSS DOÑA ANA COUNTY

The Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office appraisal staff will begin a door-to-door assessment of all residential and commercial properties in the county to update files and note improvements or degradations to property conditions. The project will begin Monday, June 24, 2002, and is expected to continue until about the end of the year.

Six teams of two to three people will conduct the assessments, and all will wear county identification badges. Appraisers will assess each property, and if a discrepancy is found between the actual property and the county records, the appraiser will approach the property owner to schedule a closer inspection. Cards for followup calls will be left at the residence if no adult is available at the time of inquiry.

Most property owners will not see a large increase in their assessed values because of a new state law that holds county assessments to a cap of about 3 percent a year, with only a few exceptions. The primary purpose of the door-to-door appraisals is to bring county records up to date.

Residents are advised that all appraisers will be traveling in white pickup trucks with the Doña Ana County logo clearly displayed on the driver and passenger doors.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.