The Assessor’s Office would like to announce the data collection of all real property for assessment purposes to begin November 21, 2022. This data collection is expected to last until the end of Tax Year 2024/Fiscal Year 2025. Experienced appraisers and data collectors employed by the City of Portsmouth will be measuring and inspecting buildings within the City. All City appraisers and data collectors will have proper picture identification in view and the Portsmouth Police Department will be aware of the data collectors or appraisers identity along with vehicle registration information.
The data collection process requires an inspection of the interior as well as a measurement of the exterior of all buildings. The interior inspections will take approximately 10 minutes and is necessary in order to determine the full and true value of the property. This process creates fair and equitable assessments.
Taxpayers will have the opportunity to call when they receive their notice to schedule an appointment. If a property was visited and no one was home, the building will be measured and interior data and conditions will be estimated. A notice will be left on the door with instructions if the homeowner would like to schedule an appointment for an interior inspection.
We appreciate your patience, and consideration as we go through this process. Please reach out to the Assessor office with any questions or concerns at 603-610-7249.