VALUATION NOTICE MAILINGS DELAYED

VALUATION NOTICE MAILINGS DELAYED

Due to recent computer problems at Doña Ana County, mailings of assessed property values will be delayed. Seminars to explain the valuation process – which had been scheduled to be held for three consecutive Wednesdays beginning Feb. 20, 2002 – will be rescheduled to coincide with the actual mailing date.

Although the State of New Mexico does not require the notifications to be mailed until April 1 of each year, the Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office has traditionally performed the mailing significantly closer to the first of the year. Property owners have 30 days from the date of the official mailing to protest the assigned value of their property(s).

The vast majority of valuations will not change from last year’s levels. Properties most likely to see increased valuations include: 1) Residential properties which have sold in the prior tax year; 2) Properties of any kind to which any additions, renovations or demolitions have been performed; and 3) Any property upon which new construction has occurred.

The Assessor’s Office also is currently accepting applications for Head of Family exemptions, Family Exemptions and Veteran’s Exemptions and people who need to report or render manufactured homes.

For more information, call the DAC Assessor’s Office at (505) 647-7400 or 647-7467. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7400 or 7467.