Rio Arriba County Assessor

Agricultural special method of valuation |LIVESTOCK REPORTING| Application for Limitation 65 and Disabled Application for Veteran's and Disabled Veteran's |  Manufacutured Homes || Non Governmental Entities Exemption Application | Business Personal Property Rendition Form || HEAD OF FAMILY EXEMPTION REQUEST || CHANGE OF ADDRESS | PETITION OF pROTEST

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For any questions, please contact the Assessor's Office at (505)753-7019
Rio Arriba County Assessor’s Office will be mailing out the 2023 Notice of Values by June 1st. Please review the Notice of Value as this will determine your tax bill. If you have any questions or did not receive the Notice of Value, please contact our office at (505)753-7019 or (575) 588-7726.
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 $40,400 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 Archive Center

PO Box 277 
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575

Phone: 575 588-7726
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

Joaquin Valdez, Assessor



Donald Valdez, Chief Deputy Assessor 



Tierra Amarilla Staff

  • Brenda Leyba Administrative          Assistant II / Livestock Specialist

Espanola Staff