Assessing

For convenient public access to assessing information, a public workstation at Town Hall is permanently logged into the Avitar website. Citizens are welcome to research properties from this workstation, and also may print assessing records (no charge for the property owner; $1/card for others).

Town Assessors
Swanzey Board of Selectmen

Professional Assessing Services
M & N Assessing Services, LLC

Assessing Coordinator
Christine Smith
352-7411 Ext. 114
csmith@swanzeynh.gov

Fair and Equitable Assessments
Every five years, the Town of Swanzey conducts a full re-evaluation of property assessments in order to ensure the Town's assessment is equal to fair market value. In 2019, Swanzey updated the assessment values of all real property based on an analysis of real estate sales that took place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2019 (the 2017 and 2018 tax years). The next full re-evaluation will take place in 2024, and will be based on real estate sales during the 2022 and 2023 tax years.

The real estate market continuously ebbs and flows.  In order to monitor how close the Town's assessment is to the fair market value of your property, the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration conducts an equalization study every year.  For example, the 2018 equalization ratio was .92, which means that, on average, the Town's assessed value for each property was taxed at 92% of what the market would value the property. In other words, in 2018, if your property was valued at $100,000, you were taxed by the Town as if your property was worth $92,000. 

The 2019 tax rate is $25.76
NS Water & Fire Precinct $26.38


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Assessment information may also be viewed at Town Hall during regular business hours.
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