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Bernalillo County Assessor Reminds Public That
Official Canvass Crews are Easily Identifiable

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya Giddings is reminding the public that while the countywide canvass continues on, that canvass crews will never ask to enter your home. In recent weeks, the Assessor’s Office has had reports of a couple of incidents of individuals in the northwest area of Albuquerque claiming to be part of the county canvass crews and asking to enter homes. In both cases, the homeowners denied access and contacted law enforcement or the Assessor’s Office.

“I want to assure the public that these are isolated incidents. Since we began the canvass over a year ago, our crews have performed thousands of field checks on properties without issue,” County Assessor Tanya Giddings says. “We want the public to be as safe as possible, and that’s why we have made it so easy to identify official canvass crews.”

All members of a canvass crew wear official green county vests, wear county backpacks, and carry official county identification (see attached photo). They will knock on the door and ask to speak to homeowners, but they will NEVER ask to enter a home.

If a homeowner encounters individuals requesting access to the interior of the home, they should contact local law enforcement. The Assessor’s Office has notified the Albuquerque Police Department NW area Command and they are stepping up patrols in the area.

More information and updates on the canvass can be found on the Canvass page of the Assessor’s website www.bernco.gov/assessor-office. Anyone who has questions or would like to speak directly to the canvass crew can call (505) 222-3731.

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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.