PROPERTY VALUATION NOTICES TO BE MAILED; ADDRESS CORRECTIONS REQUESTED

PROPERTY VALUATION NOTICES TO BE MAILED; ADDRESS CORRECTIONS REQUESTED

All property owners in Doña Ana County should soon begin looking for their official notices of valuation from the County Assessor’s Office. The notices are scheduled to be mailed out Feb. 15, 2002.

Each time valuation notices are mailed, scores of them are returned to the Assessor’s Office, because the property owner has moved and has not properly notified the Assessor’s Office of the new address. The county cannot process changes of address unless they are submitted in writing.

Because a protest period begins shortly after the valuation notices are sent out, it is important for property owners to take steps to make sure they receive their notifications in a timely manner. Further, submitting timely address corrections protects the property owner, because failure to receive the notice does not invalidate the value set on the property, any property tax based on the assessed value or any subsequent procedure instituted for the collection of taxes deemed owed.

To submit an official change of address to the Assessor’s Office, mail a change of address form from the U.S. Post Office (or a letter showing the old mailing address and the new mailing address) to the Doña Ana County Assessor, 251 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces, N.M., 88005. Address change information also may be submitted by fax to (505) 647-7418. Faxed forms must include a telephone number for verification purposes. Please be sure to include property identification codes whenever possible.

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