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If it is a seasonal visit only you would not be required to pay property tax. If the travel trailer remains in the campground until the next camping season it may be taxable. For more information please refer to the State Statutes.
Hampton Beach Village District
You can visit the Assessor’s office at the Hampton Town Hall, 100 Winnacunnet Road, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m; or give our office a call at 603-929-5837. A staff member will answer your questions or refer you to the proper authority.
The appeal period commences with the mailing of the notice of tax which usually is on or about November 1st of the current year. Upon receiving the bill, taxpayers wishing to apply for abatement must first file an abatement application with the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1st. This must be done by letter or on an abatement form available online or available by contacting our office. There are no fees or charges for this local appeal.
notice of tax
The bill due on July 1st is an estimated first half payment and is not subject to an appeal period. Throughout the appeal process, locally or beyond, the burden of proof is upon the applicant to demonstrate that the assessed valuation is inequitable or disproportionate to similar properties within Hampton.
The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration annually conducts a study that determines the Town’s level of assessment in comparison to recent sales that occurred in Hampton. The result is known as the Assessment to Sales Ratio or Equalization Ratio.
Property assessment is an ad valorem tax, a Latin phrase meaning for its worth. Any lack of services, such as rubbish collection, snow plowing, etc. presumably would be reflected in the selling price. Property taxation is a sharing of the total operating costs in relation to the value of one’s reality.
for its worth
As such, it is not a user fee in which the taxpayer is liable only for services available or utilized. The most common illustration is that all property owners pay a proportionate share for schools and fire and police protection whether or not they use those services.
Under State Statute, all real estate is assessed at how the property stood on April 1st. The Town of Hampton operates on a fiscal year from January 1st to December 31st. However, the tax year is from April 1st to March 31st of the following year.
The budget that is raised at Town Meeting in March, is to run the town for the year that has already started on January one. The tax rate is set in October to raise the money for that current year.
The Town is on semi-annual tax billing. This means in May you are billed for an estimated half (1/2% or .5) of your bill for the year using current assessment times (multiplied by) half (1/2% or .5) of last year’s rate. This would be your first tax bill for the year, typically due July 1st. The actual tax rate isn’t set until October, at that time the full year tax is figured; the estimated first half bill is subtracted, leaving the balance due typically on December 1st.
A taxpayer who does not receive a tax bill should inquire at the Tax Collectors Office. Arrangements regarding delinquent taxes or partial payments should also be discussed with the Office of the Tax Collector in person or by calling 603-926-6769. Click here for the Tax Collectors website. Town of Hampton - Tax Collector
A disagreement with the assessed valuation does not stay the collection of tax. It must be paid as assessed in order to avoid interest charges that begin to accrue after the due date. Based on a timely appeal, should an abatement be granted, a refund of any overpayment plus interest will occur.
If dissatisfied with the Assessor’s decision, the taxpayer may exercise one of the following options:
To correct the spelling of a name, or changing the mailing address, you can visit or contact the Assessor’s Office. Taxpayers who relocate seasonally should notify both the Postal Service and the Assessor’s Office of a forwarding address. A change of name occasioned by marriage, divorce, or court order requires presentation of a copy of the marriage license or court decree.
Change in the title due to the death of an owner requires presentation of a copy of the death certificate unless they were the sole owner. In this case, an Executor or Executrix would have to file documents with the Probate Court and with the Town. Adding names to the existing title, or changing the form of ownership, requires the filing of a new deed at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds. That agency will send a copy to the Assessor’s Office.
All assessments are public record. There are books available at the Assessor’s counter in alphabetical order by owner and by street. Contact the Assessor's office with any questions.
Under the requirements of RSA 75:8-a, and RSA 75:1, we must update property values at least once every 5 years.
MARKET VALUE: A type of value, stated as an opinion, that presumes the transfer of a property (i.e., a right of ownership or a bundle of such rights), as of a certain date, under specific conditions set forth in the definition of the term identified by the appraiser as applicable in an appraisal. (USPAP 2018-2019)