Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:50
Written by Assessing Department
**Important Information-Vision Web Access**
The website to access the Assessment Values Database has changed. The new link is http://gis.vgsi.com/meredithnh/ or can be accessed by clicking the link under the Assessing Menu in the upper right hand corner. Thank you.
James Commerford, CNHA
41 Main Street
Meredith, NH 03253
Phone (603) 677-4213
Fax (603) 556-8818
Hours of Operation: 8AM to 5PM Monday-Friday
The primary function of the Assessing Department is to ensure that all property within the Town of Meredith is assessed fairly and in accordance with the New Hampshire laws governing taxation. Toward that end, the Department conducts various practices to ensure an equitable distribution of the tax.
The Assessing Department is charged by State law with discovering, describing, and valuing real property for taxation purposes.
- 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
- Maintain Town's assessment roll by valuation of additions and new construction
- Administer Tax Abatements
- Provide assistance to other departments as needed
- Maintenance of Tax Maps
OTHER SERVICES AND FEES
Tax Cards For Recorded Property Owner - No Charge
Person other than Property Owner - $1.00
Fee per Sheet (11"x17") - $1.00
Fee per Sheet (full-size 24"x36") - $10.00
Full digital set in PDF format (one CD) - $50.00
Owners List on CD - $25.00
TAXATION OF TRAILERS (Click link)
ASSESSING DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING CYCLICAL INSPECTIONS: The Assessing Department is currently conducting inspections to comply with the State’s requirement for five-year property inspections on all properties. The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) randomly inspects properties to verify that the town’s records are accurate. If the DRA finds that our assessing records do not meet accuracy requirements, and we are not actively engaged in a program to inspect properties, the DRA has the authority to require the Town to hire additional personnel to address the problem. Therefore, since 2007 we began visiting 20% of the town per year. This entails checking measurements and performing interior inspections. We send out a letter informing taxpayers approximately when we will be in a particular area as well as leave a note on the door after we have visited the property. Appointments can be arranged by calling the Assessing Office. For 2014, our Field Appraiser Bettina Ford, will be performing inspections in the Route 3 North and South sections of Meredith.