County Assessor's Office
Jody Hatch, County Assessor
Hidalgo County Courthouse
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Carmen Acosta, County Chief Deputy Assessor
Office Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday
To provide a well-managed office that will serve the public with qualified, courteous staff to aid taxpayers in understanding and complying with property tax laws.
Tax Bills and Assessed Value
Steps in Forming A Tax Bill:
- Assessor values property.
- Assessor reports values to New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).
- County incorporated areas and school districts submit bedgets to DFA.
- DFA includes bond issue taxes.
- DFA checks budgets for compliance within New Mexico Statutes.
- DFA gives proposed tax rates to County Commissioners.
- Assessor issues a Tax Roll to the County Treasurer based on the *mil rate and taxable values.
Formula for Calculating Tax Amounts: Assessed value, less exemptions, divided by three, times the tax rate.
Mobile Home Sales or Purchases
If you are moving or selling your mobile home, the Assessor will require the new site address, new mailing address and new owner's name as it should appear on the new title to be issued by the state Motor Vehicle Department. After all information is taken, the Assessor will send you to the Treasurer's Office to get a tax release. The Treasurer will collect all prior and current calendar year taxes before signing and sealing the tax release. Your paper work must then be taken to the Motor Vehicle Department for the changes to be made.
Taxes Paid by Mortgage Companies
If you have a mortgage on your property, your mortgage company MAY pay the taxes. However it is YOUR responsibility to insure that your mortgage company is paying your taxes. You can verify payment of the taxes by calling the Treasurer's Office.
Make Sure You Know!
Rendition of personal property and claiming of exemptions is required to be reported to the Assessor's Office by the last day of February each year.
Notice of Values are mailed to every property owner by April 1 of each year. Owners have an additional 30 days after that date in which to report any changes that need to be made.
Hidalgo County Assessor's Guide
This Handout will give you information about the Notice of Value.
All property subject to valuation for property tax purposes shall be valued as of January 1 of each tax year.
All improvements, decreases in value, mobile homes, livestock, business personal property, and claims for any applicable exemptions are due by the last day of February.
On or before April 1, the County Assessor will mail the notice of value to property owners. If an owner wants to protest value determination, it is allowable. The owner must file a petition of protest with the county assessor within thirty days of receiving notice of value (postmark date). There is no legal right of the owner to protest the tax rate.