Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure property taxes are paid. If someone else is to pay on your behalf, you will need to contact them directly regarding this matter.
You can register your account and pay your bill through eNoticesOnline.com. You'll need the Los Alamos County Authorization Code available on your most recent tax bill. If you do not have this, you may email the Customer Care Center for assistance or call 505.662.8333.
You can pay in person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the:
Customer Care Center Municipal Building lobby
1000 Central Avenue
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone: 505.662.8333 | email: CustomerCare@lacnm.us
You can mail your check or money order (no cash please) to:
Los Alamos County
PO Box 99
Los Alamos, NM 87544-0099
For your convenience we have two drop boxes at the Municipal Building.
1000 Central Avenue,
Los Alamos, NM
Drop your payment, either a check or money order (no cash please), in the drop box located in the:
Customer Care staff collects payments from the drop boxes each business day at 5 p.m.
Tax bills are mailed on November 1st of every year as required by state law.
Taxes are due in two equal installments. The first half payment is due November 10th and must be paid by December 10th to avoid delinquent charges. Second half payments are due by April 10th of the following calendar year and must be made by May 10 or the first business day thereafter to avoid delinquent charges.
The statutes do not require mailing an additional notice for second half taxes.
First-half payments or full payments must be postmarked by December 10th. Second half payments must be postmarked by May 10th. If those deadlines fall on a Sunday, the date will be extended into the next business day.
Yes. Be certain to write the tax bill number or account number on the check to ensure proper crediting of your payment. If you do not have either number for your property, please call the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333.
Your mortgage company usually pays your property taxes. It is your responsibility to forward the tax bill to your mortgage company for payment. By State law, the property owner is responsible to make sure that the mortgage company has paid the property taxes owed.
Contact the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 and a representative will verify payment information. You will need one of the following for the representative to give you the necessary payment information: the tax bill number, the name of the owner, or the property address. The best time to call to verify receipt of payment is after the December/May 10th deadline. Most mortgage companies mail or Federal Express payments on the deadline date. Due to the large number of payments coming in around the deadlines, the Customer Care Center requires several days to post payments to each account.
The Customer Care Center receipts payments as they are received. Properties for which mortgage companies are scheduled to pay are annotated in our computer system. If a homeowner makes a payment and then the mortgage company sends a payment, the overage will normally be sent to the mortgage company.
Yes. By State law, the property owner is responsible for paying the taxes on time whether or not you receive a tax bill. If you have not received your tax bill by November 15th, call the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 for help.
By State law (7-38-15 NMSA 1978), each June the County will mail a delinquency notice to the assessed property owner for any tax bill 30 or more days delinquent. The notice will inform the owner that if the taxes on real property, including penalty and interest charges, are not paid within two years from the date of delinquency, the property will be sold at state public auction. For owners of mobile homes and personal property, the notice will state that the property is subject to seizure and subsequent sale after six months from the date of delinquency.
Once taxes have been transferred to the NM State Property Tax Division for collection, all delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and costs must be paid in full or your property may be offered for sale at public auction. If a property owner is unable to pay in full, the owner may prevent the sale of the property by entering into an Installment Agreement with the State Property Tax Division for payment on all outstanding liabilities.
Real property owners who owe three or more years of prior taxes will have their property sold by the State unless delinquent taxes, interest and penalty charges for all years are paid in full by the date of the sale of the property (4-38-65-NMSA 1978).
All tax sale lists must be published in a newspaper of general circulation for three weeks preceding the week of the sale. You may also pick up a calendar of currently scheduled sales and/or current sales lists in Santa Fe at: The Manuel Lujan Building, 1200 S. St. Francis Dr., or at the Los Alamos County Assessors Office for properties located in Los Alamos County. Lists picked up at the Assessors Office must be paid for in advance at the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center. Sale calendars will be mailed to you at no charge on written request. Requests should be sent to:
Property Tax Division
PO Box 25126
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5126
Phone (505) 827-0786
Fax (505) 827-0782
Contact the Customer Care Center for payment questions.
Or contact Zhengyan Liu in Finance directly.
Email: Zhengyan Liu
For questions or assistance identifying the property owner, changing a name, correcting an address, requesting the valuation, and more contact the County Assessor's office: