Rio Arriba County Assessor

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Please be advised, the Rio Arriba County Assessor's office will be 
perfoming a Mass Reappraisal throughout the Chimayo Area.
Please Note Our Field Appraisers will be field verifying and entering properties from  September, 2021 through January, 2022.
Thank you. 
For any questions, please contact the Assessor's Office at (505)753-7019
Mission Statement:
The Rio Arriba County Assessor is charged with the duty of assessing all parcels fairly and equitable throughout the county. The Assessor is also charged with maintaining current and correct records and maps for all parcels in Rio Arriba County.

County Wide Re-Appraisal

Rio Arriba County Assessor's office staff is in the process of conducting a mass re-appraisal county wide. If you see them on your property that is why they are there. Updating new value is beneficial to all the Rio Arriba county tax payers because tax dollars collected go to your schools and county hospital. More new value means the tax levies go down. In most cases unless new bonds have been passed for that tax year.


If you find a questionnaire on your door or gate requesting more information, please contact our office. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and ensures that your assessment which (determines your tax bill) is accurate.

Veteran's Exemption

If you are a veteran or disabled veteran and are not getting a veteran's exemption; please come in and get an application from us or download the one provided at the top of this page.

Head of Household Exemption

If you are the owner of a home in Rio Arriba County and it is your primary residence; you are eligible for a head of household exemption. Please notify this office if you would like to claim this exemption.

Valuation Freeze

If you are age 65 or older or disabled and have a household income of 32,000 or less please come in and apply for the valuation freeze on your primary home; If you know a person who might qualify please pass this information on to them.


Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM. 

We are open during the lunch hour for your convenience.


Tierra Amarilla Assessor’s Office

In the Rio Arriba County Courthouse

PO Box 277 
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575

Phone: 575 588-7726 or 575 588-7864
Fax: 575 588-7374

Española Sub Office

1122 Industrial Park Road
Española, New Mexico 87532
505 753-7019 or 
505 753-3382 
Fax: 505 753-3760

The general office email address is


Levi Valdez, Jr., Assessor



Josie Valdez - Deputy Assessor



Tierra Amarilla Staff

Espanola Staff