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County Assessor

The County Assessor's Office primary responsibility is to determine "fair market value". We do not create value. Buyers and sellers create value by their transactions in the market place.

The County Assessor's Office values property (which includes real property; manufactured homes; commerical property; livestock; and business personal property) in order to fund the cost of local government (Torrance County, the Town of EstanciaMountainairWillardEncino and the City of Moriarty), the public school districts (EstanciaMoriarty-Edgewood and Mountainair), emergency services (sheriff, fire departments and ambulance), and special taxing districts (East TorranceClaunch PintoCarrizozo and Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation Districts).

What We Do

Accept & process reports from property owners.

  • List and identify location of property.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret market and cost trends.
  • We DO NOT tax your property, but value it for property tax purposes.
  • Value property in conformance with professional standards of the International Association of Assessing Officers and the laws of the State of New Mexico.
  • Apply state laws that exempt certain properties and also allow for lower values for long term residential property owners.
  • Report to the property owner the value of their property through the Notice of Value in April annually.
  • Defend the value placed on the property at the Valuation Protest Board.
  • Please remember the assessor's office cannot perfom title searches; you need to contact a local title company to perform a title search of your property.

Online Data - GeoCortex Map

The following link is courtesy of the Torrance County Assessor and Rural Addressing Offices. This site is designed to provide a vast amount of data on properties located in Torrance County, New Mexico. Examples include ownership and assessment information on parcels visit the webpage here.

Please Note: The data is updated 3 times every calendar year; January 1st, April 1st & October 1st.
For additional instructions see the Portico GeoCortex Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Here (PDF)

Did you know?

The Office of the Torrance County Assessor mails over 34,000 Notices of Value each year, and receives approximately 3,000 of those as returned mail due to incorrect addressing. We strongly urge you to verify your contact information with our office.

Verifying this may assist you in avoiding any late fees you may incur from the Treasurer's Office Tax Bill mail out.

Please fill out a “Change of Address Form” found below in the Department Downloads Forms section of our website.

Example Of Calculating Applicable Tax

The Estimated Property Tax Levy is calculated using the stated price and estimates of the applicable tax rates. The County Assessor is required by law to value the property at its current and correct value, which may differ from the listed price. Further the estimated tax rates may be higher or lower than those that will actually be imposed. Accordingly, the actual Property Tax levied may be higher or lower than the estimated amount. New Mexico law requires your real estate Broker or agent to provide you an Estimate Property Tax Levy on the Property on which you have submitted or intend to submit an Offer to Purchase. Torrance County Assessor having complied with these disclosure requirements shall be immune from liability arising from suit relating to the Estimated Property Tax Levy.

Full Value Of Property Total Assessed Value $ 100,000
Calculate Taxable Value Total Assessed Value divided 3
$ 100,000 divided 3
$ 33,333
Subtract Exemptions Head of Family = $ 2,000
Veterans Exemption = $ 4,000
$2,000 + $4,000 = $ 6,000
- $ 6,000
Net Taxable Value   $ 27,333
Calculate Total Taxes Owed Net Taxable Value x Mil Rate
$ 27,333 x 0.026507
$ 724.52

Department Downloads

Assessor

Torrance County Assessors Office
PO BOX 258
205 S 9th Street
Estancia New Mexico, 87016

Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 5:30pm MST


Contact

Phone: (505) 544-4300 
Fax: (505) 384-4362

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Betty-CabberBetty Cabber
County Assessor (2015-2018)
505-544-4330
bcabber@tcnm.us

Jesse-Lucero
Jesse Lucero
Deputy Assessor
505-544-4320
jlucero@tcnm.us

Victoria Sedillo
Office Manager/Business Personal Property/Livestock
505-544-4303
vsedillo@tcnm.us

D’aun Zamora
Property Assessment Specialist
505-544-4302
dzamora@tcnm.us

H. Geno Jones
Customer Service Representative
505-544-4301
hjones@tcnm.us

Nick E. Sedillo
NM Certified Chief Appraiser
505-544-4310
nsedillo@tcnm.us

Bill Holt
NM Certified Appraiser
505-544-4306
bholt@tcnm.us

Crystal Garcia
Junior Appraiser
505-544-4304
crystalg@tcnm.us

Steve Sasnow
Junior Appraiser
505-544-4307
ssasnow@tcnm.us

Warren Metzger
Appraiser Apprentice
505-544-4305
wmetzger@tcnm.us

Ruben Gastelum
GIS-GPS Analyst/Rural Addressing
505-544-4344
rgastelum@tcnm.us

 

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