January is property tax (impuesto predial o catastral) payment time in Mexico. Why pay your property taxes in January? Well, there is a 15% discount off property taxes if you pay during the month of January, 12% in February and 10% in March. If you live in Zihuatanejo, you can pay your property taxes at the Municipal building located next to the supermarket Bodega Aurrera.
If you have your home in points north, in the county of Montes de Oca (Saladita, Troncones, Lagunillas, etc) you’ll want to visit the newly constructed municipal hall in La Union. Entering the building it’s the first door on the left.
You’ll need to bring a receipt of your last year’s property tax payment and if it’s the first time you’re paying, you’ll need to bring a copy of your public title so they can get you set up in their system.