Crossing the borders into Corrales is like stepping into a time and place where the stresses of twenty-first century life give way to the grace and pace of another era. Walkers, bikers, horseback riders, and even carriages are a part of everyday life. The Village is bordered on the east by the Rio Grande, West and North by the City of Rio Rancho, and to the South by the City of Albuquerque. Population 7,300.
The Village of Corrales city office is located at:
4324 Corrales Road Corrales, NM 87048 (directions)
Village Candidates for March Election Certified
Today the Village Clerk released the list of certified candidates for the upcoming March Elections. They are as follows (in no particular order) “I” = Incumbent):
Council Candidates - Four Year Term
District 1 Kevin Lucero and James P. Ward
District 3 Andrea Angwin and M Lawlor Knight
District 4 David Dornburg (I)
District Voting Maps may be viewed in the Document Center at this link: http://corrales-nm.org/corrales-maps-documents
Mayoral Candidates - Four Year Term
Chanda Vigil, Scott A. Kominiak (I), Joanne D. Roake, and Michael L. Fleming
There will also be three bond questions on the ballot.
The first is a $1,000,000 revenue bond supported by a 1/8% increase in the Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax. There will be three general obligation bonds to be supported by property taxes. One issue is for $500,000 for acquisition and improvements of municipal facilities, and one is for $1,500,000 in public safety investments for facilities, fire suppression, and emergency response capabilities. Finally, the Council proposes to issue $2,500,000 in general obligation bonds for farmland preservation. More detailed information on these questions will be released soon.
Please use the search form below to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The search form searches both questions and answers for words you are searching for. The Village of Corrales Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month (6:30 pm) except during the summer and in November and December, please refer to 2016 meeting schedules. If the meeting dates or times are changed, the information will be posted in advance. Meetings are held in the Village of Corrales Council/Municipal Chambers at 4324 Corrales Road, but occasionally special events require relocation to another building. Such relocations are posted publicly well in advance of the meeting. The Council Agenda and Packet will be available on the Thursday (72-hours) before each Council meeting (by the end of the work day) on the Village website. A "Hard Copy" of the Agenda and Council Packet is available for viewing in the Lobby of the Village Office. You may print any or all of the council packet from the website or come into the Village Office and request a hard copy. There will be a fee for copy requests made at the Village Office. The Village of Corrales government maintains a long tradition of citizen involvement. There is an item on every agenda called Corraleños Forum where anyone can address the Council regarding an issue of concern, which is not already listed as an agenda item. Normally the Governing Body does not comment nor take any action during the Corraleños Forum, but a Village Councilor may request additional action at a later time. All voter registration occurs at the Sandoval County Clerk’s Office, Bureau of Elections located at 1500 Idalia Rd. Building D, Bernalillo, New Mexico. They can be contacted at (505) 867-7757. Please visit their website www.sandovalcounty.com/images/bureauelection/index.html for more information. If you need to register to vote for an upcoming election, be sure to check with the County Clerk’s office for the deadline. The Village of Corrales districted into Councilor Districts in July 2008. You can check your Voter Registration status on the State web site https://voterview.state.nm.us/ To find out who your councilor is, you can check the Village Governing Body web page or call the Clerk’s office at (505) 897-0502. The deadline for declaration for a Municipal Election is on the fifty-sixth day preceding the day of election. Please see our election web page at for more information regarding elections and candidacy. For each new Municipal Election a new page is cretaed since the dates change each year. If you are running your business from your Corrales residence, you must first go through the Planning and Zoning Office for approval for a Home Occupation. Once approved, you may then apply for a Business Registration. If your business is in a commercial zone, you may have to go through the Building Inspector and/or the Fire Department for inspection. To register your business in the Village, you need the following information to properly fill out our Business Registration application: Please note that we cannot accept any Business Registration application without ALL of the above information. The Business Registrations run from March 16 to March 15 of the following year. You are required by Village Ordinance to renew your business every year by filling out a new registration form and paying the registration fee. The Village does not prorate the registration fee. For complete information, please visit our web page, You must first fill out a Request for Public Records form. All information on the form must be completely filled out. For the quickest response time, please be sure that your request is very specific. Please note that there is a $1.00 per page copying fee. Please visit our web page for additional information, the Request for Public Information form may be downloaded HERE. You can view and/or print the Village Code by visiting our web page HERE. You can view or print Ordinances by year at our web page: HERE. You can also view or print Village Resolutions from our web page HERE No, marriage licenses are issued by the Sandoval County Clerk, located at 1500 Idalia Rd. Building D, Bernalillo, NM. They can be contacted at (505) 867-7757. You can obtain this information from the Department of Vital Records, located at 1105 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM. Their phone number is (505) 827-0121 or toll free at (800) 534-0051. More information is located on their website: http://dohewbs2.health.state.nm.us/ No, all court related questions must be directed to the Village Municipal Court, located at 4324 Corrales Road. Their phone number is (505) 897-0503. More information is available on their web page HERE. Traffic fines can be paid online. Vector Control (Mosquito Spraying) season begins mid-April and continues through mid-September of every year in the Village of Corrales. Sandoval County and Bernalillo County Vector Control technicians fog in the Village during the spraying season, Sandoval County sets the days and times of the spraying. Any resident who wants more information on the Vector Control Program may call Sandoval County at 269-0372.The general area to be sprayed is the entire limits of the Village of Corrales with exception given to those residents not wanting vector control and who have “No Spraying” signs visible for the technicians viewing. The Corrales Bosque Preserve is not sprayed. Those residents who choose not to have their property sprayed may go to the Village Offices during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30 pm) to request that the public right-of-way abutting their real property be omitted from the fogging route. The “No Spraying” signs will be available for a $20.00 charge for those residents who request them. Any resident who wants more information on the Vector Control Program may call Sandoval County at 269-0372. The Ditch Rider is Andre Sanchez, call 50-249-5904. Road NM448 (Corrales Road) is a State Road, maintained by the State of New Mexico. All other roads in Village of Corrales are Private roads , owned and maintained by private residents or Public Roads maintained by the Village of Corrales. Refer to This Map to identify if a road is Public or Private. On the map all shaded roads are "public "roads". Call the burn line at 899-9819 As the two locations with gates are known for having persons enter to have "parties" and they are the farthest away from Corrales Road, the gates are used during wind events and when the Bosque is extremely dry due to lack of rain. They will also be used if there is a fire or other emergency in the Bosque. All 911 calls in Sandoval County go to the Sandoval County Regional Emergency Communications Center in Rio Rancho. The fire truck you saw leaving were tenders. As Corrales has no municipal water system we use tenders to haul water to our fire scenes and then dump the water in to drop tanks for use on the fire. The tenders then go back to our water tanks and refill. The department patrols the Bosque every day to look for fires and educate people on the rules of the Bosque. We use our Brush truck for this patrol. If you are having a medical emergency dial 911, don't drive to the station. There are many reasons not to drive; one you are ill or injured, two you may get to the station and everyone could be out. When you dial 911 the dispatch center will contact the department through the radio and ensure we are notified of your emergency. If you are driving by and have an emergency the station has a door bell, if no one answers there is an emergency phone on the wall by the door. Use this phone; it connects directly to the 911 center. Of course, this is your Fire Department. You can call 898-7501 or stop by the station we would be happy to answer your questions. You will see the judge at the time of your assigned court date, which is marked at the citation bottom: COURT APPEARANCE. At the time of your appearance you will be allowed to enter a plea and have a trial, if you choose. Expect to spend at least three hours in court, although you may be done in less time. Court starts the time noted in the header of this page, but please arrive 15 minutes before so you have time for security clearance into the courtroom. Do not be late, as there are advisories at the beginning which you need to hear. It is your decision whether or not to hire an attorney to help you with your case. If you wish to have one you should be prompt to hire him/her and have them enter their appearance on your case. For simple traffic tickets people usually represent themselves. If your case includes a possible penalty of jail time then you will be required to hire an attorney or waive your right to have one represent you. In such cases if you cannot afford to hire an attorney and you qualify, an attorney will be appointed to represent you. Simple traffic violations have a penalty assessment (otherwise known as a fine and court costs) which you are required to pay if: You must remit payment within 30 days of the date you received the ticket unless you come to the window or court and sign a payment agreement for a longer period. On traffic citations the date is located almost midway down the citation. If you come to the court window or to your hearing in person, you may sign an agreement to make payments on your fines and costs over time. Municipal court offers several options for resolving your citation(s). Not all options are available for all citations. You may pay: You need to appear for your court date, which was given to you by the police officer or the court. You may hire an attorney to help you and have them file an entry of appearance before your court date. For more serious crimes the court has a range of possible punishments which can be imposed, as noted above on this page. The amount of jail time, fines, costs and programs is dependent on the crime charged and your prior conviction history. The judge will explain your constitutional rights, the details of the potential penalties and your choices to plea or go to trial at the time of your first appearance, known as an arraignment. Be inside the court building 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. YES. The Court does accept major credit cards. The card holder must be present to sign for the charge. The card holder does not have to be the person cited. For example: A mother may use her credit card to pay for fines or fees on behalf of a family member. A change in court date (known as a continuance) must be requested no more than 7 days before your hearing. The court clerk can only give one continuance of the hearing. NO. Only the person charged with a traffic/criminal offense can enter a plea on their case, unless an attorney appears for you. The judge will not allow a friend or relative to appear on your behalf unless there are unexpected circumstances, such as hospitalization. Proof must be brought to court that there is a problem and the judge will consider giving you a continuance. If you hire an attorney, they need to notify the court in advance if you will not be present and the reason you will not be attending. Community service is offered in very limited circumstances and can only be ordered by the judge. You should first discover why you are suspended: You may call 1-888-683-4636 or go to the nearest NM MVD field office and pay for a copy of your driving record. You may post a cash or bond at the window during office hours or go to the Sandoval County Detention Center to turn yourself in for booking into jail. From jail you may make arrangements for a surety bond to be posted on your behalf or wait until the court has you brought over for hearing. There is no set time to bring you over for hearing, it will usually occur within a few days. YES. The judge will perform a civil, wedding ceremony. Please note the following details:
Mailing and physical addresses
Business and home phone numbers
Gross Receipts Tax Number
Names and Addresses of any Corporation members
If you are renting your space, you will also need a letter from your landlord giving you permission to use that space for your business.
$35 dollar registration fee made payable by cash, check or credit card.
For complete information, please visit our web page,
The Ditch Rider is Andre Sanchez, call 50-249-5904.
Call the burn line at 899-9819
On traffic citations the date is located almost midway down the citation.
You may pay:
Be inside the court building 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Community service is offered in very limited circumstances and can only be ordered by the judge.
You should first discover why you are suspended:
YES. The judge will perform a civil, wedding ceremony. Please note the following details: