Residential Taxpayer Resources

The Assessor's Office has collected resources for residential property owners to help you understand how assessments work, how assessments are calculated and how property cards are created. 

Residential Assessment Information 

The Residential Assessment Information document is a useful resource to understand how the Assessment process works.
Download the Residential Assessment Information (PDF).

Below is a table of contents:

SECTION A - METHODOLOGY

• PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS EXPLAINED 

• HOW TO READ YOUR PROPERTY RECORD CARD 

SECTION B - LAND VALUATION

• LAND CURVE CHART 

• NEIGHBORHOOD 

• NEIGHBORHOOD MODIFIER 

• LAND PRICING INSTRUCTIONS 

• LAND VALUATION MODE L 

SECTION C - BUILDING VALUATION

• BASE RATE DOCUMENTATION 

• BUILDING STYLES

• DEPRECIATION 

• EFFECTIVE AREA FACTORS

• QUALITY FACTORS

• GRADING

SECTION D - RESIDENTIAL ANALYSIS

• OVERALL ANALYSIS

• LAND USE CODE ANALYSIS

• VACANT LAND ANALYSIS

• PRD ANALYSIS

SECTION E -TABLE S

• SIZE ADJUSTMENT TABLE

• DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE

SECTION F - ASSESSPRO SYSTEM CALCULATIONS

• LAND AND BUILDING CALCULATIONS

Residential-Assessment-Info-PDF-coverDownload the PDF

This report was prepared by KRT, the firm hired by the city to perform the most recent property revaluations and was ordered released by Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess.

View or download the Management Audit Report (PDF) 
This is a final report on a Management Audit of the Assessing Department. This study was commissioned by Mayor Jim Donchess and was conducted from November 2018 through February 2019 by Chief Financial Officer John Griffin and Chief of Staff Kim Kleiner.

Understanding Property Tax Math

Article on Understanding Math of Property Tax

Access to Your Taxpayer Records

To provide convenient customer service to our residents, you may Request to View Your Taxpayer Files or request Copies of Your Taxpayer Records; the request form is available to help assist your request while promoting efficient use of internal resources. Submit a Request Form to View Files or Copy Documents

Explanation of Your Tax Bill

Guide on Explaining Your Tax Bill (PDF)

USPAP mass appraisal report

The NH Department of Revenue has reviewed the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) mass appraisal report submitted by KRT on behalf of the City of Nashua and concluded the report complies with all state requirements, applicable laws and rules.

2018 DRA Review of USPAP Report for City of Nashua

Understanding NH Property Taxes

The Understanding NH Property Taxes publication is a product of an Assessing Standards Board subcommittee, originally authorized by the State of New Hampshire Assessing Standards Board (ASB).

Understanding-NH-Property-Taxes (PDF)

Contents:

  1. PROPERTY TAX HISTORY 
  2. ASSESSOR’S YEARLY CALENDAR
  3. NEW HAMPSHIRE REVISED STATUTES ANNOTATED (RSA’S)
  4. EQUALIZATION 
  5. THE APPRAISAL PROCESS
  6. JURISDICTIONAL EXCEPTIONS
  7. REVALUATIONS
  8. PUBLIC RELATIONS
  9. TAXPAYER RIGHTS
  10. EXEMPTIONS AND TAX CREDITS
  11. ASSESSING STANDARDS BOARD (ASB)
  12. EQUALIZATION STANDARDS BOARD (ESB)  
  13. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION (DRA)
  14. REAL ESTATE TAXES  
  15. DEPARTMENT FORMS, ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  
  16. GLOSSARY  

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