Doña Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez is reminding property owners that they have until Tuesday, May 10, to pay their second-half property taxes before state-mandated interest and penalties begin to accumulate. More than 36,600 second-half tax bills have been mailed out.
In an effort to make the payment process as convenient as possible, Gutierrez said he has implemented a number of ways for property owners to remit payment: 1) Mail your payment to the Treasurer’s Office using the self-addressed envelope provided with the tax notice; 2) Take a check or money order to any of the 10 Wells Fargo Bank branches, located from Sunland Park to Hatch; 3) Pay in person at the Treasurer’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces; 4) Use the drop box inside the Doña Ana County Government Center, adjacent to the Treasurer’s Office teller windows; or 5) Pay online with a credit card, debit card or electronic check at www.donaanacounty.org/tax/ (There is a nominal fee for utilizing this option).
“We make every effort to notify every property owner of their tax obligations,” Gutierrez said. “If you haven’t paid your property taxes, please don’t miss the May 10 deadline. We urge all property owners to avoid state-mandated penalties and interest by making arrangements to pay their property taxes on time.”
Property owners with mortgages will, in nearly all cases, have their property taxes paid by the escrow holder.
Property owners who have not paid their taxes in full and have not yet received second-half bills should immediately contact the Treasurer’s Office at (575) 647-7433.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.