Assessing

The primary function of the Assessing Department is to ensure that all property within the Town of Amherst is assessed fairly and in accordance with the New Hampshire laws governing taxation. The Town has contracted with KRT Appraisal to provide assessing services for the Town.

KRT has been performing Quarterly Reviews of all properties in town since 2012. The process begins with verifying the current  data on the property record card and if a property owner is not at home exterior measurements are taken and at a later date letters are sent to request an interior inspection. Each year the Department of Revenue randomly selects property record cards to review and ensure that the data being collected is accurate and complete (RSA 21-J:II) then submits to the Board of Selectmen a Cyclical Review.

General Responsibilities:

  • Town authority for all property assessment and related issues 
  •  Maintain thorough knowledge of State of New Hampshire tax law 
  •  Administer State statutes governing taxation. Perform statistical analysis to monitor market trends and ratio studies 
  •  Annually review property tax assessments based upon market research and analysis, updating when and where necessary 
  •  Conduct investigations to evaluate property changes. Involves conducting on-site inspections, meetings with property owners, and researching modifications made to properties. 
  •  Responsible for administering the tax abatement process 
  •  Processing of applications for tax exemption and/or credit programs 
  •  Maintain property tax data files, property record cards, and various departmental databases 
  •  Assist other departments and agencies on an as needed basis 
  •  Provide assessment related data to various entities, taxpayers, and the general public 
  •  Respond to taxpayer requests, and provide customer service in person, via email, or over the telephone

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Michele Crowley EA/Assessing (603) 673-6041 ext. 202
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