The office of the Torrance County Treasurer's functions are to collect taxes that are levied, in whole or in part and distribute to the appropriate entities. Tax Bills are mailed out once a year on November 1st. For more information please see the link on this page; "Property Tax Information". As your County Treasurer I am required to hold a board of finance meeting every quarter. This meeting is conducted in front of the County Commission to account for monies received or invested. The Treasurers department is also required to balance the books out monthly and have the reports out to the other departments and Commission by the 15th of every month.
Dorothy Sandoval - County Treasurer (2009-2013) - Email
Janice Barela - Deputy Treasurer - Email
Diana Lopez - Administrative Services Manager
Carol Aragon - Manufactured Home Tax Recovery Assoc.
Joyce Martinez - Senior Public Asst.
Vacant - Public Asst.
Torrance County Treasurer
PO BOX 318
205 9th Street
Estancia New Mexico, 87016
Phone: (505) 246-4787
Fax: (505) 384-4381
For Phone Payments please call: (866) 360-1148
For Online Payments please scroll down and click on Account Access
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 / 3
$ 100,000 / 3
|Subtract Exemptions||Head of Family = $ 2,000
Veterans Exemption = $ 4,000
$2,000 + $4,0000 = $ 6,000
|- $ 6,000|
|Net Taxable Value||$ 27,333|
|Calculate Total Taxes Owed||Net Taxable Value x Mil Rate
$ 27,333 x 0.026507
Click Here “Tax Rates 2013-2012 Comparision” (PDF) for all tax rates in Torrance County.
Important Department Downloads
- Delinquent Property Tax Home Page State of N.M
- Manufactured Housing
Tax Payments (If you are delinquent for more than 2 years, please call the County Treasurer's Office at 505-246-4787. DO NOT make payment online. State Cost cannot be paid online, so this would be considered a partial payment. Payment must be made in full. Any partial payment made on delinquent property that has been turned over to the State will be returned per Tax and Revenue and Department of Finance State Regulations.)