The primary purpose of the assessing process is to ensure that all property within the Town of Northwood is assessed fairly and in accordance with the New Hampshire laws governing taxation. Toward that end, the Town conducts various practices to ensure an equitable distribution of the tax.
The Board of Selectmen, per NH statute, serve as the Town's assessors, and the Board contracts with Cross Country Appraisal Group, LLC to perform its assessing duties. The Town of Northwood is charged by State law with discovering, describing, and valuing real property for taxation purposes.
ONLINE ASSESSING CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.axisgis.com/northwoodnh/
Taxpayer Abatement Application - Click HERE
Tax Rate Information
The Town's current (2021) Property Tax Rate is $15.47 per thousand dollars of property value.
The Tax rate breaks down as follows:
Town Rate - $2.32
County Rate - $.79
Local School Rate - $10.74
State School Rate - $1.62
Property assessment cards:
Assessment cards and records are viewable online at: https://www.axisgis.com/northwoodnh/ . Hard copies of cards may be
purchased for $1.50 per card. There is no charge for a resident
requesting a copy of their own individual property card.
Property Files: The administration department maintains all property records. All files are public record and contain assessment cards, deeds, and other documents related to the particular property.
Tax Maps: The Town of Northwood contracts with Cartographic Associates to create and maintain the town's tax maps. The maps are available for viewing in the Files and Documents section of the Town's website or in the Administration Office. Copies are also available for purchase.
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION INFORMATION
ELDERLY EXEMPTION is available to Northwood residents over 65, who have been a resident of NH for at least 3 consecutive years, who meet certain income and asset criteria.
BLIND EXEMPTION is available to Northwood residents who meet certain statutory qualifications.
VETERAN'S CREDIT is available to Northwood residents who meet certain statutory qualifications. This credit is also available to surviving spouses.
SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY EXEMPTION is available to Northwood residents who have suffered a total and permanent service-connected disability, or who are a double amputee or paraplegic because of a service-connected injury, or are the surviving spouse who has not remarried.
DISABLED EXEMPTION is available to Northwood residents who are on Social Security for Disabled Persons under Title II or XVI of the Federal Social Security Act.
SOLAR EXEMPTION is available on real property equipped with a solar energy heating or cooling system. The exemption shall be in the amount not to exceed 75% of the cost of the solar energy heating or cooling devices installed for these purposes.
WIND POWERED EXEMPTION is available on real property equipped with a Wind Powered Energy system. The exemption shall be in an amount not to exceed 75% of the cost of installing the system.
WOOD HEATING EXEMPTION is available on real property equipped with a wood burning energy system which exemption shall be in an amount of 75% of the cost of the system.
Land dedicated to open space may qualify for CURRENT USE TAXATION or for a CONSERVATION EASEMENT.
Click HERE for the Current Use Application.
Click HERE for a link to access the form for Tax Exemptions, the Elderly Tax Exemption Qualifications/Requalifications Worksheet form. Included in this link is the List of Tax Exemptions that are available for the Town of Northwood to use for the form.
Click HERE for a link to the Exemption and Tax forms page, (PA-29 and PA-33 Forms), found on the bottom of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration website.
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