The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office is reaching out to seniors and other community members in the county to offer one-on-one property tax payment opportunities at local community and senior centers. This program makes property tax payment easy and also helps the County collect taxes in a timely manner.
The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office Outreach Program began in 2014 and was started by Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya. Each year since, the program has grown in popularity. In the first half of 2017, the program assisted senior and other county residents owning 213 properties and collected payments totaling more than $105,000.
“This is one of my favorite initiatives,” said Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya. “Through this opportunity, we’re able to assist some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”
The program allows for county seniors and residents to remain within the familiar surroundings of the senior center or community center they utilize. By participating, residents are able to eliminate travel costs when trying to pay their property tax bill at County offices and also have one-on-one meetings with a staff member from the Treasurer’s Office.
“A member of my team is able to sit down with a senior or resident to walk them through the property tax payment process, and see if they qualify for any of the money-saving exemptions,” said Montoya. “For someone who is on a fixed income or only travels to town once a month, this service goes a long way.”
The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office Outreach Program is offered across Sandoval County in November and December and April and May. Each outreach event typically runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., however please check the schedule at the community or senior center near you or the image above for exact times. This year the Treasurer’s Office will be hosting events at: Bernalillo Senior Center, Corrales Senior Center, Cuba Senior Center, Jemez Valley Senior Center and the Placitas Community Center.