Once the tax bill has been received the taxpayer would need to file an abatement with the Assessing Department. Forms are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at the City’s website. The State of NH Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) has the abatement form on its website as well. Once you receive your notification of your abatement and you are still dissatisfied, the next step would be to file an appeal with either the State of NH BTLA or the Superior Court.
We hope this process is a smooth one but we understand not all taxpayers will be happy with their new assessments. Both the local and state appeals processes are very fair processes that have worked for many years to ensure taxpayers are treated fairly. The Assessing Department will attempt to answer taxpayer questions or concerns, but until the values are finalized all questions should be addressed through the informal hearing process.