County Assessor

Appeal Process

UPDATE: Due to the current health climate, the Office of the Assessor will continue to follow social distancing protocols. To keep our staff and the public safe, we will continue utilizing virtual communication means by using online, email, mail and phone options to file an appeal, statutorily referred to as “protest”. The protest form can be downloaded from the link below or it is available on the Forms page of this website.

The protest form can be filed using these options;

  • Online via the APPEAL PORTAL and using the “Access Code” provided on your Notice of Value statement, or
  • A completed form can be emailed to assessor@bernco.gov, or
  • A completed form can be mailed to 501 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, or
  • A completed form can be dropped off at the enclosed walk-up transaction window, located on the north side of the Assessor’s Office.

To start the Bernalillo County appeal process:

Follow the protest checklist below and completely fill out the form using one of these options;

  • Pick up a protest form from the Office of the Assessor located at 501 Tijeras NW, or
  • Download the form below, or
  • Online via the APPEAL PORTAL and using the “Access Code” provided on your Notice of Value statement.

You may file an appeal within 30 days from the date the Notice of Value was mailed.

The Assessor's Office will call you to schedule an informal meeting with a field appraiser within 30 days from the end of the statutory appeal period.

A formal hearing with the Bernalillo County Valuation Protest Board will be scheduled if the value is not resolved after an informal scheduled meeting between the property owner and the Office of the Assessor.

If you do not agree with the Valuation Protest Board's decision, you may file an official appeal to District Court.

You are able to review your records regarding your appeal at the Office of the Assessor; and, pursuant to NMSA 1978, Chapter 7-38-39 Claim for Refund, after receiving your property tax bill, and after making payment prior to the delinquency date of all property taxes, you may file a claim for a refund in District Court.

For more information, please call (505) 222-3700.

Important Things to Know:

Protest Filing:
-    Exemptions

  • A protest is not needed to apply for an exemption.  The exemption application must be submitted within 30 days from the date the Notice of Value was mailed.
  • If you are submitting a protest due to a denial of an exemption please provide all information that may not have been submitted with the initial application.

-    Online Filing

  • If you are filing a protest form online for the first time, you will need to create a new account.  
  • If you have filed online before, you will need to use the current Access Code that is printed on your Notice of Value.

-    Agent Authorization

  • If you are not the owner of a property and are filing a protest on the owner’s behalf, please fill out the Protest Guidelines – NMSA Statute/Agent Authorization form and submit it with the protest.

Parking: When visiting the Office of the Assessor’s enclosed walk-up window during the 30 day appeal period of April, there will be a free designated parking lot made available to assist with downtown parking. The designated parking lot is located in the alley, on the north side of the Assessor’s Office which is accessed from 6th St.

 

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