Delinquent Property Tax Bureau
The Delinquent Property Tax Bureau (DPTB) pursues the collection of delinquent property tax obligations for New Mexico‘s counties at the end of the third full year of tax delinquency. Our role is to notify delinquent taxpayers about the taxes due and planned sales of their delinquent property. We do this by telephone, certified mail, site visits, affixing courtesy notices to the property and advertising in regional newspapers.
Working to help taxpayers meet their property tax obligations and avoid sale of their property at auction, DPTB monitors the performance of those agreements until the obligation is paid. Only as a last resort do we conduct public auctions to sell the taxpayer‘s interest in the delinquent property for unpaid taxes. After the property is sold and the past-due taxes, penalties and interest are satisfied, any remaining amount is sent to the taxpayer who owned the property.