The mission of the Board of County Commissioners is to govern, establish a range of policies for Bernalillo County,be an effective steward of county resources, and be a catalyst in cultivating a high quality of life for county residents, communities and businesses.

  • Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections) and the Board of Finance (for county funds)
  • Approves Bernalillo County’s annual operating budget, affirms property tax rates, and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, fire protection tax, and other)
  • Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval
  • Passes ordinances and resolutions (local laws)
  • Develops joint projects and agreements with other government entities
  • Makes appointments to various boards and commissions
  • Creates fire districts
  • Approves zoning, land uses, and business regulations within their jurisdiction
  • Recognizes worthy citizen achievements and/or contributions to the community through proclamations and certificates

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