New Hampshire State Statute 75:8-a requires the City to revalue property at least once every five years. The goals of a revaluation are to ensure that assessments reflect market value as of a given date, to uniformly apply market adjustments equally amongst similar properties, and to maintain proportionality between all property types in comparison to market value. The last reappraisal of the entire community was 2016 and so the City will be completing a revaluation this year with an effective date of April 1, 2021. Final values will be used to determine the final tax bill of this year once a new tax rate is set.
Vision Government Solutions has been contracted to work with the Assessing Department throughout the year to make this project a success. Employees from Vision Government Solutions will be reviewing properties throughout the City during 2021. Each employee will have identification and will be carrying a letter of introduction from the Assessor’s Office. All employees and the vehicles they will be driving have been registered with the Assessing office and the Keene Police Department.
If you have any questions about the revaluation or need additional information please contact the Assessor’s Office at (603) 352-2125.