Do I have to allow the assessor into my home?

No, however, it is in your best interest to do so. The Board appreciates the cooperation given by the majority of residents who permit an interior inspection of their residences. Inspections take only a few minutes and can be scheduled to accommodate the homeowner. The assessors must make a reasonable assessment of your property, including the interior, in order to arrive at fair market value. They will most likely estimate highest value and best use if they cannot enter the residence. Interior inspections improve the quality of the valuation process and diminish errors.  This saves expense for the taxpayer and the town because fewer assessments are challenged.

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1. What is an abatement application? Why might I need one?
2. When can I file an abatement request?
3. My taxes are too high. What can I do to reduce the burden?
4. Where can I get help with an abatement request or more information on personal exemptions?
5. What is fair market value?
6. What method does Manchester use to determine fair market value?
7. What factors were used to determine my property value in the most recent revaluation?
8. Where can I get information on properties in Manchester?
9. Do I have to allow the assessor into my home?
10. What makes an arm’s length sale?
11. Why are the measurements of my residence different from those made by the real estate agent?
12. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
13. I have recently built a home. Will the construction cost be used for my assessment?
14. Where can I get a list of recent house sales?
15. When do taxpayers receive their bills?
16. Why is the Former owner’s name still on my tax bill?