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Lea County New Mexico Property Tax

$384.00 30th of 33

Median Property Tax In Lea County, New Mexico


Median Home Value In
Lea County, New Mexico

0.44% 21st of 33

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Lea County, New Mexico

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Lea County is $384.00 per year, based on a median home value of $87,500.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.44% of property value.

Lea County collects fairly low property taxes, and is among the lower 25% of all counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the thirty-three counties in New Mexico, Lea County is ranked 30th by median property taxes, and 21st by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Lea County collects a median of 0.44% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of New Mexico. This is partially because the median property value in Lea County is $73,400.00 lower than the New Mexico median property value of $160,900.00.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Lea County Tax Assessor.

Lea County's Property Tax Is Lower Than Average

30th out of 33

By median yearly property tax

21st out of 33

By percentage of median home value

31st out of 33

By percentage of median income

You can see how Lea County (highlighted in green) compares to the thirty-three other counties in New Mexico with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in New Mexico, see our New Mexico county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which New Mexico counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Lea County is located in New Mexico, which is ranked 42nd highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Lea County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

2615th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

2600th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

2711th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how New Mexico as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the New Mexico property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of thirty-three New Mexico counties in addition to Lea County. Choose any county from the list below, or see New Mexico property tax by county to see property tax information for all New Mexico counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our New Mexico property tax map.

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Lea County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Lea County are the responsibility of the Lea County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Lovington, New Mexico.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Lea County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Lea County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Lea County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Lea County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Lea County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
newmexico Property Tax Data
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
Tax Statistics & References