Departments and Divisions

Rio Arriba County Assessor 

Fred J. Vigil, Assessor

Max Quintana, Chief Deputy Assessor 

Tierra Amarilla Staff

Espanola Staff

The Rio Arriba County Assessor is charged with the duty of assessing all parcels fairly and equitable throughout the county. He is also charged with maintaining current and correct records and maps for all parcels in Rio Arriba County.

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY 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 QUESTIONAIRE 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.

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.

IF YOY 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.

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.)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THESE MATTERS OR ANY QUESTION PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US; STAFF IS AVAILABE TO HELP AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IN ESPANOLA PLEASE CALL (505) 753-7019; IN TIERRA AMARILLA (575) 588-7726.

Rio Arriba County Assessor's Office is dedicated to serving you. We are open Monday though Friday 8-5.

We are open during the lunch hour for your convenience.

The assessor's office strives to assist you in all your assessment needs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Rio Arriba County Assessor’s Office has two locations:

Assessor’s Office in Tierra Amarilla is Located at the Rio Arriba County Courthouse.
Mailing Address is
PO Box 277
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575
Telephone Numbers are 575 588-7726 or 575 588-7864
Fax Number is 575 588-7374

Espanola Sub Office is at 1122 Industrial Park Road, Rio Arriba County Annex Building
Mailing Address is
1122 Industrial Park Road
Espanola New Mexico 87532
Telephone Numbers are:
505 753-7019 or 505 753-3382
Fax Number is
505 753-3760

The general office email address is assessor@rio-arriba.org