How does a taxpayer file for abatement?

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 in the Online Assessing Forms Library.  Click Here to access the online forms library or Contact the Assessors office for guidelines. There are no fees or charges for this local appeal.

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.

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1. Map/Lot - Where can I find mine?
2. Do you have to pay taxes when visiting Hampton campgrounds?
3. What exemptions and credits are available to taxpayers?
4. What should taxpayers do if they have questions about their assessments?
5. How does a taxpayer file for abatement?
6. How does the prevailing real estate market affect assessments?
7. Why are taxpayers billed for services not received?
8. What is the Town of Hampton tax year? vs. Fiscal year?
9. Must taxpayers pay the bill if they disagree with the assessment?
10. What further recourse does a taxpayer have?
11. How does a property owner change the name or mailing address on a tax bill?
12. May the taxpayer compare assessments to those of their neighbors?
13. How often does the Town update property values?
14. What is the definition of market value?