Address: Town Hall, First Floor, 2 Main St.
Business Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM M-F
Phone: (603) 673-6041 x202
Fax: (603) 673-4138
2016 Statistical Update News
As required per the State Constitution values are to be updated at least every five years. The values for the town were last updated in 2011. To meet the requirement, a statistical update will be performed to bring all properties in-line with the market conditions as of April 1, 2016. Sales from the previous two years will be used to determine an assessment as of April 1, 2016. As we get closer to this date a public announcement will be posted on this web page, home page and the local newspapers with more details.
Check out NRPC’s new LIVE MAPS app which combines the tax map parcel data with annually updated information from the Vision database.
In April of 2015 Keith Hawley joined the firm of KRT Appraisal as the Assistant Assessor. Keith will be checking on new construction, outstanding building permits, and measuring and listing a quarter of the town’s real estate inventory each year. He also has a photo ID, carries a letter from the Town, and has his vehicle registered with the Amherst Police Department. If you are in doubt you may call Michele Crowley Assessing Executive Assistant at 603-673-6041 ext. 202 to confirm his identity.
Exemptions, Tax Credits, Applications, Deadline Dates
Applications for all exemptions, tax credits, and current use must be filed no later than April 15th preceding the setting of the tax rate (RSA 72:33). The taxpayer must be qualified for the exemption or tax credit as of April 1st of the tax year claimed. The financial qualifications will be judged as of the time the application is filed. The Assessing Officials are to provide a written decision on all applications submitted. All these forms may be obtained from this link: http://revenue.nh.gov/forms/index.htm#property and are also available at the assessing office. Most of these applications require additional information to be submitted so you will need to file these directly with the Assessing Office or postmarked by the deadline date.
Application for abatements must be made by March 1st following the notice of the tax. The Assessing Officials are to grant or deny the abatement by July 1st. The taxpayer may appeal the denial of an abatement to The Board of Tax and Land Appeals or to Superior Court, but not both by September 1st. These dates are adjusted if the tax bills are mailed after December 31st. To download an abatement form click here.
March 1 Last day to file for abatements for the previous tax year.
March 31 Last day for owners to notify assessing officials that “Intent to Cut” will be extended for the previous year.
April 15 Last day to file application for property tax exemption, tax credit, or deferral for the upcoming tax year.
April 15 Last day for religious, educational, and charitable organizations to file annual list of all exempt property with assessing officials. Refusal to file may be grounds for denial.
April 15 Last day to file application for “Current Use” for the upcoming tax year.
May 15 Last day to file “Report of Cut” for the previous year.
Email us with any assessing questions. Please click on the links below for details on exemptions and tax credits.