The Town has hired a part time Assessing Clerk, Kelly Heon. She will be in the office Monday and Friday: 9AM-5PM, Tuesday and Thursday: 9AM-1PM and Friday: 9AM-4PM.
There is a computer available for public use to view and print tax cards and tax maps are available to view/copy during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.
Please call Kelly at the assessing office during her scheduled hours if you have any questions or concerns: 603-755-2789. YOu can also email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tax Rate for 2013 is $21.00 per thousand of assessed valuation. The tax rate is set by the Department of Revenue Administration in late fall of each year.
The Assessing Department is responsible for processing applications for any Property Tax credits and exemptions. The deadlines and basic criteria are as follows:
Veterans Exemption Application deadline April 15th
Requires DD214 – must meet applicable dates of
Service and be an “Honorable” discharge
Elderly Exemption Application deadline April 15th
Requires verification of income and assess limits
Abatement Application Application deadline March 1st following 2nd ½
Property Tax bill
Town maps can be viewed and printed from the town web site. Property record cards can be viewed and printed from the public computer provided in the assessing department. Information in those cards is public and there is no charge for your own card. My goal, as always, is to help you to be aware of your assessment and understand the taxation and assessing process.
2014 is the year for our town-wide re-evaluation. Preliminary new values will be sent out sometime in late spring or early summer. Ample opportunity will be provided for property owners to meet with our assessing firm (Cross Country Appraisal Group) if they have questions regarding the new values. Please take advantage of this opportunity to be certain that you understand and are in agreement with the change in value.
Before the final tax bills go out for 2014, the town assessing software will be changed from Proval to Avitar. This is a definite improvement for the town in many ways as the system is more detail oriented, user friendly and will also provide an opportunity for property records to be viewed on-line.
I will be retiring from my position in February 2014 and would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Board of Selectmen,my co-workers and the people of Farmington for the chance to work for the town I call home.
I know just how lucky I have been to have had this long and satisfying career and I will miss my daily interaction with all of you.
Bonnie L. Lauze
A message to Bonnie from her co-workers:
Bonnie is an integral part of the municipal workplace and will be greatly missed by those of us who have had the pleasure of working with her. We can only guess that she will be spending more time with her husband and family who are so important to her. Some of us have worked with Bonnie long enough to see her kids grow into adults and some have been here to enjoy her stories of time spent with her grandkids and watch them grow. Bonnie’s sense of humor as well as her down-to-earth advice has gotten us through many a day. With well wishes, and perhaps some envy, we wish Bonnie a very happy retirement! We will miss you Bonnie!