Pay your Lincoln County, New Mexico property taxes online using this service.
Lincoln County (NM) Tax bills are mailed on or before November 1st of each year.
Lincoln County property taxes are usually paid in two installments. First half payments are due November 10th and become delinquent if not paid by December 10th. You may pay the full year tax but payment still must be made by December 10th to avoid late fees on the first half. Second half payments are due April 10th and become delinquent if not paid by May 10th.
Property Taxes can also be paid in person at the Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office from Monday to Friday 8am-5pm. Please note that the Treasurer's office is closed on all recognized national holidays.
You can also mail your Property Tax payment in the form a check to the following address:
Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office
P.O. Box 970
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Please note that there will be a $25 charge on all returned checks.
If you own a property as of January 1st of the tax year currently being billed you are responsible for the taxes for that year. If property is transferred and deeds filed for the transfer within the year prior to the tax rolls being printed the new owner will be billed, but many times due to the timing of the transfer and filing of the deeds, the bill will be sent to the previous owner. If you feel the billing is still in error or that the taxes should have already been paid, you should contact the title company that handled your closing documents.
Title companies usually prorate property taxes with the closing fees and take the amount the seller owes in property taxes and credits it to the buyer and the buyer is then responsible for the taxes. If you sold property during the year and you know the title company prorated the taxes and credited the buyer, you may want to forward the tax bill to the buyers.