Assessing

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ContactVacant, Assessing Assistant
AddressPO Box 124
Sanbornton, NH 03269
HoursMonday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
PhoneDirect: (603) 729-8005Selectmen's Office: (603) 286-8303
Fax(603) 286-9544

Mission Statement

The primary function of the Assessing Department is to ensure that all properties within the Town of Sanbornton are assessed fairly and in accordance with the New Hampshire laws governing taxation.  

Please remember that while assessments are based statistically on sale prices (market value), they are not intended to tell you what your property is worth for sale purposes; they are intended to proportionally allocate taxes amongst property owners.

Duties

           - Appraise and assess all real estate                                                              
              - Monitor all sales and analyze the local real estate market                              
           - Maintain Property Record Card data                                                             
           - Administer Current Use Program                                                                  
                - Oversee all Tax Exemption and Tax Credit Programs                                     
               - Manage Timber Tax and Gravel Tax Programs                                               
          - Assist taxpayers and the general public                                                       
                        - Measure and list all new construction (Building Permits)                                         
         - Administer Tax Abatements                                                                         
               - Provide assistance to other departments as needed                                      
        - Maintenance of Tax Maps      
                                                                     

Cyclical Inspections

The Assessing Department conducts inspections of all properties in Sanbornton to ensure data accuracy compliant with NH laws and regulations. The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) oversees this process and will conduct random inspections of Town properties to ensure accurate data collection.

Beginning in 2009, Sanbornton started visiting 20% of the town properties, approximately 550 parcels, per year. This includes checking measurements and performing interior inspections.

The Selectmen ask that tax payers please allow the field inspectors to do their job.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding inspections or any other aspect of the assessing function of the government, please contact the assessing office at (603) 729-8005.

Links
Explanation With Examples of Basic Assessing Statistics

Used By Permission of NH Department of Revenue
2016 Low-to-Moderate Income Exemption Forms (NH DRA)
Enrollment Period: May 1 to
June 30 2017
2016-17 Assessing & Zoning Information2016 - 2012 Tax Rate History
Application for Credits / ExemptionsApplication for Elderly ExemptionIntent To Excavate Form PA-38
Tax Maps & Property RecordsTimber Intent Application
Form PA-7
Current Use Application
Abatement Application to MunicipalityNH Statutes (RSA's)NH Board of Tax & Land Appeals
NH Department of RevenueAbatement Application to BTLASPACE: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Current Use
Assessing Standards Board Assessing Reference Handbook : This document is useful for understanding the process of Assessing.  Citizens are encouraged to review this document.
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