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
The Amherst Assessing Office is responsible for calculating the Assessed Value of each property in Amherst and ensuring that each is assessed equitably in relation to market value. Property taxes are then calculated, based on the assessed value of each property. Amherst utilizes software provided by Vision Appraisal Technology of Northboro, MA. The assessed values of Amherst properties can be found in the Vision Appraisal Online Database.
As of July 1, 2012, The firm of KRT Appraisal was hired by the Town of Amherst to act as the Town’s Assessing Agent. The Assessing Agent makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for property valuations, tax abatements, supplemental tax bills, and matters regarding property tax cards/maps and the computer assessed mass appraisal (CAMA) software. As part of the process, KRT Appraisal will have Joshua Gendron and Emily Hamilton checking on new construction, outstanding building permits and measuring and listing a quarter of the town’s real estate inventory each year. Mr. Gendron will have a photo identification card visible at all times and will have his vehicle information on file with the Amherst Police Department. Currently, Josh and Emily are inspecting properties on Maps 1 and 2. To determine if they are in your area, you can view the town tax maps on this web site or call Michele Crowley in the Assessor’s Office at 603-673-6041 Ext. 202.
KRT Appraisal, the Town’s contracted Assessors are usually in the Town Hall three days during the work week. Please feel free to call and speak with them with questions you may have regarding your assessment. Some of the duties of the Town’s contracted Assessors are to follow up on building permits, quarterly reviews and data checks on properties. If you have any questions regarding their credentials, please contact us here at the Town Hall and we will verify who they are and if they are in your neighborhood on that particular day.
Applications for all exemptions, tax deferrals (formerly the elderly & disabled tax lien), and tax credits must be made no later than April 15th, preceding the setting of the tax rate ( RSA 72:33 ). The taxpayer must be qualified for the exemption, deferral, or 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.
Applications 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 & 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.
March 1 Last day to file for abatements for the upcoming tax year.
March 31 Last day for owners to notify assessing officials that Intent to Cut will be extended for the previous tax year.
April 15 Last day to file application for property tax exemption, 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.
April 15 Last day to file “Report of Cut” for the previous tax year.
Email us with any assessing questions. Please click on the links below for details on exemptions and tax credits.