What is the 2012 tax rate? $31.40 per thousand
What is the 2012 assessment ratio? 108.2%
When is the deadline for filing a tax abatement for 2012? March 1, 2013 Click here for instructions and application for filing a tax abatement.
When does the tax year start? The tax year runs from April 1st through March 31st.
When was Keene last reassessed? The City of Keene underwent a full revaluation effective April 1, 2001. The project was conducted by the Cole•Layer•Trumble Company. The Department of Assessment, however, continues to update values annually.
What if I think my tax assessment is higher than the fair market value? Taxpayers who believe their property is over assessed may apply for a property tax abatement. The time period to file for a tax abatement is AFTER the issuance of the final tax bill (generally sent out in October) and ON OR BEFORE the following March 1st. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to provide documentation in support of an abatement request. Forms are available from the Department of Assessment.
What if I miss the deadline to file for an abatement?
If you miss the filing deadline you may request a "spring review" in which the Department of Assessment will review your property value for the upcoming tax year.
When are taxes due? The City of Keene bills for property taxes semiannually. Bills are due July 1st and December 1st of each year (with the exception of the 2012 annual tax bill due December 14th).
What about personal property taxes? Personal property is not taxed in the State of New Hampshire.
What type of tax exemptions/tax credits are available in the City of Keene? What are the qualifications? Please refer to our Web page that lists exemptions and credits.