Doña Ana County

SECOND-HALF TAX BILLS MAILED; MAY 10 IS PAYMENT DEADLINE

SECOND-HALF TAX BILLS MAILED; MAY 10 IS PAYMENT DEADLINE

 

            The Dona Ana County Treasurer’s office has mailed second-half property tax notices. County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez reminds property owners that they have until May 10 to pay their second-half property taxes before state-mandated interest and penalty begin to accumulate. 

            Rodriguez said he encourages taxpayers to mail payments or pay on-line to avoid waiting periods at the teller window.

            “This year we are excited to announce our Go Green Initiative to implement electronic billing. Taxpayers will have the option to sign up for e-bills for the 2017 tax cycle” Rodriguez said, adding that instructions are included in the billing mailer. Instructions also are available online at www.donaanacounty.org/tax/.

        Tax payments can be made a number of ways, such as:

  • Mailing payment to the Treasurer’s Office using the self-addressed envelope provided with the tax notice.
  • Utilizing the indoor drop box adjacent to the Treasurer’s Office teller windows, during business hours.
  • Online with a credit/debit card at www.donaanacounty.org/tax/. There is a nominal fee for this service.
  • By phone at (877) 458-2425. There is a nominal fee for this service.
  • In person at the Treasurer’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 845 Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

            Property owners whose taxes are handled by an escrow company will not receive a mailer. Instead, the escrow holder will receive the tax notification. 

            Rodriguez said property owners who have not paid their taxes in full and did not receive reminders should immediately contact the Treasurer’s Office at (575) 647-7433.

            “We make every effort to notify all property owners of their tax obligations,” Rodriguez said. “We have sent out more than 32,000 second-half reminders.  If you have not paid your property taxes, please don’t miss the May 10 deadline, because once penalty and interest are incurred, there are no provisions in the property tax code for my staff to remove them from your account.”

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.