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Useful Information for the Real Estate Owner

Published Nov 1, 2005 - (Updated Aug 20, 2012)


Property Tax

At the beginning of every year, you need to pay property taxes (Impuesto Predial). If they are paid in January, you receive a 15% discount. If your property is in the state of Jalisco, as is the case with Puerto Vallarta, your payment needs to be made to:

  • H. Ayuntamiento de Puerto Vallarta
    Independencia 123 (City Hall)
    (322) 223-2500

In Nayarit:

  • Municipio de Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit
    H. Ayuntamiento Constitucional, Tesoreria Municipal
    Puebla & Queretaro Valle de Banderas (City Hall)
    (329) 291-0818

Federal Zone Rights

If you have an oceanfront property, you need to pay an annual Federal beach zone fee (Derechos Zona Federal), unless it is a condo, in which case the fee is part of your HOA payment. Payment is made to:

  • H. Ayuntamiento de Puerto Vallarta
    Independencia 123 (City Hall)
    (322) 223-2500

In Nayarit:

  • Tesoreria Municipal de Bucerias, Nayarit
    Heroes de Nacozari & Morelos, Bucerias
    (329) 298-1319

Rental Property

If you rent your property, you need to get a tax ID (Cedula de Identificacion Fiscal) from:

  • Secretaria de Hacienda y Crédito Público
    Fco. Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5
    (Plaza Caracol)
    (322) 225-0437

In Nayarit:

  • Hacienda Federal
    Océano Pacífico 17, Bucerias
    (329) 298-1806

Residency Permit

You can apply for a Mexican residency permit (Permiso para Residir) at:

  • Instituto Nacional de Migracion
    Heroica Escuela Naval Militar 2755 (Next to the Maritime Terminal)
    (322) 224-7653

Mexican Social Security

If you have house staff (maid, cook, chauffeur), you should register them with Mexican Social Security at:

  • Fco. Medina Ascencio 2006
    (322) 224-3838 Ext 202, 212

In Nayarit:

  • Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez S/N, Mezcales
    (329) 296-5140


Your phone bill is due monthly and can be paid at various banks and grocery stores or at:

  • Telmex
    Los Tules 178
    (Gigante in Plaza Caracol)
    (322) 225-1021

In Nayarit:

  • Telmex
    Heroes de Nacazari 10, Bucerias
    (329) 295-1686


For both states, your electric bill is due every two months and can be paid at:

  • Comision Federal de Electricidad.
    Colombia 118
    (322) 225-5555

Home Owner’s Insurance

If you need insurance for your property, which may be included in your HOA fees, there are many insurance companies available, but most North Americans work with:

  • Operadora de Fondos Lloyd SA
    Plaza Marina L-A-48
    (322) 221-3101
  • Plaza Santa Maria L-D-13
    (322) 224-2490

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