County Assessor

Online Property Records Search

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. Click Here

  • Please Note: The data is updated 3 times every calendar year; January 1st, April 1st & October 1st.
  • For additional instructions - Click Here

Do not hesitate to call the following numbers with any further questions: Assessor's Office at 505-544-4300 or Rural Addressing at 505-544-4344.

Betty Cabber


Jesse Lucero


Betty Cabber - County Assessor (2015-2018) ~ 505-544-4330 - Email
Jesse Lucero - Deputy Assessor ~ 505-544-4320 - Email
Victoria Sedillo - Office Manager/Business Personal Property/Livestock ~ 505-544-4303 - Email
D’aun Zamora - Property Assessment Specialist ~ 505-544-4302 - Email
H. Geno Jones - Customer Service Representative ~ 505-544-4301 - Email
Nick E. Sedillo - NM Certified Chief Appraiser ~ 505-544-4310 - Email
Bill Holt - NM Certified Appraiser ~ 505-544-4306 - Email
Crystal Garcia - Appraiser Apprentice ~ 505-544-4304 - Email
Steve Sasnow - Appraiser Apprentice ~ 505-544-4307 - Email
Ruben Gastelum - GIS-GPS Analyst/Rural Addressing ~ 505-544-4344 - Email
Rural Addressing - For more information Click Here

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

Phone: (505) 544-4300
Fax: (505) 384-4362
Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 5:30pm MST

Did you know?

The Office of the Torrance County Assessor mails over 32,000 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” here or download one found below in the Important Department Downloads section of our website.


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; corporate property; livestock; and business personal property) in order to fund the cost of local government (Torrance County, the Town of Estancia, Mountainair, Willard, Encino and the City of Moriarty) and the public school districts (Estancia, Moriarty-Edgewood and Mountainair), emergency services (sheriff, fire departments and ambulance), and special taxing districts (East Torrance, Claunch Pinto, Carrizozo 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.



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



  • Click Here “Tax Rates 2017-2016 Comparison" (PDF) for all tax rates in Torrance County.
  • Click Here For More Information on Trying to Apply for the Special Method of Valuation using Agricultural or Grazing Land
  • Click Here for Information For the Property Owner Who Wants to Know About Valuation
  • Click Here For Information for Pre Recording Checklist
  • Click Here For More Information on Obtaining a "Tax-Release" for Manufactured Housing
  • Click Here For Information on Converting Your Manufactued Home to Real Property

2018 Assessor Satellite Offices - Click Here


 Frequently Asked Questions - Click Here



Torrance County Treasurer's Office

Click Here to Pay Your Taxes Online. You will need your Property Tax Owner Number.

Phone payments available Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - 1-877-458-2425

Important Department Downloads

pdf-file2017 NM Mappers_20170710.pdf1.658 KB
pdf-file2018 Agricultural Land Application.pdf322 KB
pdf-file2018 Application-Limitation for Low Income Owners 65 Years of Age or Older or Disabled.pdf110 KB
pdf-file2018 County Assessor Satellite Offices.pdf23 KB
pdf-file2018 New Mexico Business Personal Property and Depreciation Schedules.pdf235 KB
pdf-file2018 New Mexico Livestock Report_Form.pdf117 KB
pdf-fileAffordable Housing Valuation Adjustment Application Form.pdf250 KB
pdf-fileAgricultrual and Grazing Land Applying fo a Special Method of Valuation Flyer.pdf752 KB
pdf-fileApplication for Certificate of Eligibility for Veterans or Disabled Veteran Property Waiver.pdf60 KB
pdf-fileApplication for Veteran Service Organization Property Tax Exemption.pdf193 KB
pdf-fileChange of Address Form 2018.pdf90 KB
pdf-fileClaim for Exemption of Property Nongovernmental Entities.pdf96 KB
pdf-fileEstimated Property Tax Levy Information Revised 06 2016.pdf80 KB
pdf-fileFor the Property Owner Who Wants to Know.pdf152 KB
pdf-fileFrequently Asked Questions.pdf63 KB
pdf-fileHead Of Family Household Exemption Application 2015.pdf69 KB
pdf-fileHow To Estimate Your Property Taxes.pdf59 KB
pdf-fileInformation Guide Converting Your Manufactured Home To Real Property_Revised.pdf173 KB
pdf-fileManufactured Home Reporting Form.pdf60 KB
pdf-fileNew Mexico Property Tax Rate Boundaries_Dec2010.pdf484 KB
pdf-fileNM-Property-Tax-Net-Taxable-Value-by-County-2014.pdf296 KB
pdf-filePorticoGeocortexFAQ_2017.pdf33 KB
pdf-filePre Recording Checklist.pdf42 KB
pdf-filePublic Request For Data-Combo Form and Price Sheet 2017-07-25.pdf92 KB
pdf-fileReal Property Transfer Declaration Affidavit Form.pdf190 KB
pdf-fileResidential Construction Reporting Form.pdf78 KB
pdf-fileResolution Establishing Fees for Information 2002-09.pdf157 KB
pdf-fileRural Addressing 2016.pdf21 KB
pdf-fileRural Addressing Ordinance NO.97-6.pdf283 KB
pdf-fileStatement of Adjusted Value Affordable Housing Valuation Adjustment Form.pdf165 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2011-2010 Comparision.pdf93 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2012-2011 Comparison.pdf99 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2013-2012 Comparison.pdf98 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2014-2013 Comparison.pdf14 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2015-2014 Comparison.pdf14 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2016-2015 Comparison.pdf14 KB
pdf-fileTax Rates 2017-2016 Comparison.pdf14 KB
pdf-fileTax Release Requirements For Manufactured Housing.pdf172 KB
pdf-fileTorrance County Ordinance 97-1.pdf145 KB
pdf-fileTorrance County Zone Map Draft 10132009.pdf953 KB


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