City of Portsmouth
2015 Cyclical Revaluation
In accordance with New Hampshire state law, the City of Portsmouth has completed a Cyclical Revaluation of all real property for the 2015 tax year. Steve Traub of Property Valuation Advisors was hired to complete this task for commercial properties and Rob Tozier of KRT Appraisal for residential properties throughout the City.
Residential property owners who received a notification from KRT Appraisals may request an informal hearing regarding their assessment conducted by a representative from KRT. The hearings are by appointment only and will take place at City Hall between August 25, 2015, and September 9, 2015. Appointments must be scheduled by calling 1-855-228-4033 from August 20th through August 28th, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.. In lieu of meeting with KRT Appraisal directly, you may email your questions to email@example.com. Any email received by August 28th at 4:30 P.M. will be responded to by KRT Appraisal within seven days of receipt.
Commercial property owners who received a notification from Property Valuation Advisors may request an informal hearing regarding their assessment conducted by Steve Traub. The hearings are by appointment only and will take place at City Hall between August 27, 2015, and September 4, 2015. Appointments must be scheduled by calling 603-610-7249 from August 20th through August 28th, during City Hall hours: Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm and Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm.
Please keep in mind that operators making appointments cannot discuss values or data. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may send a representative (family member, lawyer; real estate agent; tax consultant; appraiser, etc.) in your place with a letter of authorization signed by you.
To view your assessment record, click here. Property owners who have questions regarding the value of their property may request an informal hearing.
Value summaries by parcel ID, owner name and street address as well as sales data is available at the City Hall Assessor's Office and the Public Library. This information is also available online on the Assessor's Web page. In addition, a tax calculator is available to estimate your property tax for 2015. This is an estimated tax calculation and may change when all assessments are final.
FORMAL APPEAL PROCESS
Property owners who are not satisfied after the informal hearing process or were unable to attend a meeting may file an abatement application by March 1, 2016 with the Assessor's Office after the actual first-half 2015 tax bill is mailed in late October (payment is due by December 1, 2015). The Assessor's Office will review the abatement application and notify the property owner before July 1, 2016, of its decision. Taxpayers who then wish to appeal the decision of the Assessor's Office may file with either the State of New Hampshire Board of Tax and Land Appeals or Rockingham County Superior Court no later than September 1, 2016.
Joe White, Christopher Ruel and Emily Hamilton
2015 CYCLICAL REVALUATION - KRT APPRAISAL