Effective Friday, February 14, 2014, the Assessing Clerk will only be available to assist the public on a part time basis. Days and hours to be posted. Please call ahead of time to make an appontmen if you need assistance: 603-755-2789. There is a computer available to the public during regular buisness hours Mon-Fri, 8AM-PM where you can access tax card and tax maps.
The Tax Rate for 2012 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 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.
As part of the upcoming town reevaluation in 2014 our assessing firm of Cross Country Appraisal Group will be finishing up with the in-town properties (Maps U1-U13). The appraisers are there to measure the exterior of all buildings on the property and if the homeowner or occupant is home, will ask to walk through the interior. If nobody is home the appraisers will measure the outside of the buildings and leave a note stating that they were at the property and that the homeowner will be contacted at a later date to request an interior inspection. All appraisers have ID badges and signs on their cards. In addition, they now use a sign-in/out sheet at my office and there will be a copy of that sheet with our receptionist as well as at the Police Department. Please feel free to contact any of those three places for
Also, a list of appraisers with their pictures and license information is available at the Town Office and the Police Station. Appraisers will only enter a dwelling if there is a person at least 18 years of age to show them through the property. Entrance is not mandatory but will help insure the accuracy of your assessment. If a discrepancy is found in our records, through an error made by this office, or through a change made without our knowledge, a correction will be made immediately. All other assessments will be adjusted when all data is collected and processed in 2014. Prior notification and the opportunity to dispute that adjustment will happen in early 2014.
Please feel free to call the office
with any questions or concerns
you may have
Bonnie L. Lauze