Assessing FAQ's

What is the 2013 tax rate? $32.75 per thousand

What is the current assessment ratio? 2013= 105.9%

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.

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.