County Treasurer
Christine Trujillo
Phone: (575) 673-2928
Fax: (575) 673-2928

Chief Deputy Treasurer
Jennifer Baca
Phone: (575) 673-2928
Fax: (575) 673-2928

Term of Office
The county treasurer serves a four year term (4-38-6).

General duties
The treasurer's statutory duties (4-43-2) include:

  1. to keep account of all monies received and disbursed;
  2. to keep regular accounts of all checks and warrants drawn on the Treasury and paid; 
  3. to keep the books, papers, and monies pertaining to this Office ready for inspection by the board of county commissioners at all times.

County revenues consist of property and other taxes, various fees, licenses, and distributions and grants from the state and federal governments. The county treasurer is the ex-officio collector of all county revenues and has all powers and duties provided by law to county collectors. (4-43-3). The treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes, penalties, and interest due under the property tax code. County revenues are also distributed by the county treasurer (6-10-36), and an administrative charge is to be assessed to each entity that receives funding through an ad valorem distribution (7-38-38-1).

The treasurer also supervises the deposit, safekeeping and investment of all county funds, with the advice and consent of the board of county commissioners sitting as the board of finance regarding the determination and qualification of banks, savings and loans and credit union to receive the county's deposits (6-10-8).

The treasurer is also in charge of compiling the budget and operating the office within budgetary limitations. On a monthly basis the treasurer must prepare a financial statement (10-17-4).  See Calendar of Events for County Treasurer for this and other deadlines at Appendix C.