Rio arriba County Treasurer's Office






Starting August 9, 2021 the County Offices will open to the general public.  All visitors of the public will be required to wear a mask AT ALL TIMES while inside a County building.  Visitors will be required to take their temperatures upon entering any County building. 

The County asks for all visitors to follow protocol to ensure a smooth re-opening and to keep your neighbor safe.

The County Treasurer encourages the use of our drop boxes located outside of the County Annex Buildings and to take advantage of our online services in order to maintain appropriate social distancing.


* The County Treasurer's reception window closes to the public at 4:00 pm. 



Due to HB407 2021 Tax Bills will get mailed out on December 1, 2021

Due Dates for 2021 Taxes are as follows:

1st half Taxes Due by January 10, 2022

2nd half Taxes Due by May 10, 2022





       Responsibilities of The Treasurer's Office

The Treasurer's Office is responsible for all monies received and disbursed for the county and state agent for licenses as put for by laws.

In addition to collecting taxes, the County Treasurer is responsible for making distributions to the statutory beneficiaries of the county which include State Debt Service, Chama Valley Schools, Dulce Independent Schools, Espanola Public Schools, Jemez Mountain Schools, Mesa Vista Independent Schools, Penasco Independent Schools, Northern New Mexico College, East Rio Arriba Soil and Water Conservation District, Upper Chama Soil and Water Conservation District, Cuba Soil and Water Conservation District, Upper Rio Grande Water Shed, Presbyterian Espanola Hospital, City of Espanola and The Village of Chama

Misson Statement

Serving the residents of Rio Arriba County in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner is priority.  We recognize our responsibility to meet the needs of the communities we serve and will continue to search for innovative ways to further improve the service our customers expect and deserve. Our staff will continue to carry out their duties with the utmost dedication and integrity as we strive to be the standard of excellence


Review or Pay your Property Taxes Online!

The Rio Arriba County Treasurer’s Office is now accepting property tax payments online.
Online payments may be submitted using your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, bank debit card, or by electronic transfer from your checking account. You will be able to print a transaction receipt as confirmation of payment.

  • A service fee of 2.95% with a $2.00 minimum per transaction will be applied to the total charge.
  • A flat fee of $1.50 will be applied for electronic transfer from your checking account “E-Checks”.
  • All service fees charged on debit/credit transactions are retained by the payment processing company and will show as “AMS SERVICE FEE ” on your cardholder statement.
  • All service fees are non-refundable.
  • Rio Arriba County does not charge or retain any of these fees.

The Treasurer’s Office is not responsible for payments made on the incorrect account so please verify all the information before remitting payment.

Click here to review or pay taxes online:









Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions




Important Dates 

The Rio Arriba County Treasurer’s Office works on a tax calendar instead of a standard yearly calendar. Here are some important dates to remember:

  • November 1 – Tax bills are mailed
  • November 10 through December 10 – First half taxes are due
  • April 10 through May 10 – Second half taxes are due

Contact Us:

Tierra Amarilla, NM

Phone:  (575) 588-7727   Fax:  (575) 588-9302

PO Box 548

149 State Road 162

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Espanola Sub-Office

Phone:  (505) 753-1663   Fax: (505) 747-5398

1122 Industrial Park Road

Espanola, NM 87532


Hours Of Operation:

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Public Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Open during the lunch hour for your convenience.


Helpful Links:

New Mexico Department of Health - COVID 19

Rio Arriba County Assessor's

NM State Treasury

NM Tax and Revenue Department 







Rio Arriba County Treasurer 

Livia Olguin


Meet Treasurer Livia Olguin


Chief Deputy Treasurer

Juanita Salazar

Tierra Amarilla Staff:


Treasurer Accountant

Gilbert J. Martinez

Clerk Technician IV

Bonnie Brown


Espanola Staff:

Administrative Assistant I

Margo Garcia

Treasurer Tech I

Cathy E. Martinez