Penalty & Interest on Delinquent Tax

For specific penalty and interest amounts due, contact the Treasurer’s Office.

Penalty and interest on delinquent amounts are calculated as follows:

Penalty: 1% per month on delinquent TAX AMOUNT ONLY – 5% maximum
Interest: 1% per month on delinquent TAX AMOUNT ONLY – no maximum

Extended Delinquency
Real Property that is delinquent for 3 years is reported to the state of New Mexico property tax division in July of the 3rd year of delinquency. Once reported, all taxes plus a state cost fee must be paid to keep the property from being sold at auction. Real property that is four years delinquent is auctioned by the state of New Mexico.