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Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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Elected OfficialsEdit

Assessor: Mark CarrilloEdit

The County Assessor's Office determines the property value of homes, businesses, and other taxable property in Bernalillo County. The Assessor's Office also prepares the tax roll for the County Treasurer on real property (land and improvements); personal property (business equipment); livestock and mobile homes.

County Clerk: Mary HerreraEdit

The Clerk's Office records deeds, mortgages, judgments, satisfactions of judgment, liens, and deeds of trust. Major elections conducted by the County Clerk include the Primary and General Elections in even-numbered years, and public schools and TVI elections in odd-numbered years. The County Clerk also assists with municipal elections. Divorces and foreclosures are filed in District Court.

Probate Judge: Merri RuddEdit

The Bernalillo County Probate Court serves the public in exercising jurisdiction over cases of informal probate necessary to the proper settlement of estates of deceased persons.

Sheriff: Darren WhiteEdit

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department is committed to working in a problem-solving partnership with individuals, community groups and businesses to fight crime and improve the quality of life for the people of Bernalillo County. The Sheriff, deputies and staff strive to provide services to the public in an effective, efficient and timely manner.

The Department is comprised of four divisions: Court Services, Field Services, Criminal Investigations and Support Services. These divisions provide services which include: the COPPS Team, the DARE Program, Air Support, K-9 Unit, Traffic Unit, Training, Regional Academy, Public Information Office, Mobile Command Unit, Reserve Deputies, Mounted Search and Rescue, School Crossing Guards, Court Security and Extradition.

Treasurer: Patrick PadillaEdit

The Treasurer's Office is the property tax collector for the County of Bernalillo, City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Public Schools, the State of New Mexico, and other taxing agencies within Bernalillo County. More than 250,000 property tax bills, plus approximately 25,000 delinquency notices, are mailed by the County Treasurer's Office annually. The County Assessor sets the assessed valuation and the County Commission sets the tax rate for the County. Other tax rates are set by the individual taxing entities with final approval by the State's Department of Finance and Administration.

County CommissionersEdit

Five Commissioners elected from representative districts oversee Bernalillo County government. The County Commission is responsible for:

  • County government budget -- Approximately $100 million
  • County ordinances & resolutions (local laws)
  • Zoning & business regulation in the unincorporated areas
  • Setting policies for the operation of County government
  • Appointing individuals to various boards and committees


External LinksEdit

Bernalillo County Website

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