Los Alamos County property tax bills for 2015 were mailed to property owners last week.
The first half installment becomes delinquent after Dec. 10. Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.
The 311 Customer Care Center is in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at Los Alamos National Bank.
According to losalamosnm.us, county net taxable residential values increased $9,690,740 from 2014-15 – from $571,278,070 to $580,968,810.
Nonresidential net taxable values increased $4,567,109 from $94,247,196 to $98,814,305.
Tax rates for the Los Alamos School District are down from 12.534 to 12.128, a drop of 3.24 percent for residential property taxes, compared to a fall of 3.2 percent from 12.694 to 12.288 for nonresidential.
An additional $1.278 million in revenue is projected from a 99 percent collection rate for residential properties and $295,375 from nonresidential property taxes.