The 2014 Town Meeting adopted an article providing for the exemption from property taxes of the assessed value of certain solar related equipment.
Per RSA 72:61,a “solar energy” means a system which utilizes solar energy to heat or cool the interior of a building or to heat water for use in a building and which includes one or more collectors and a storage container. “Solar energy” also means a system which provides electricity for a building by use of photovoltaic panels.
This vote continues the Town’s current practice of not increasing home valuation due to solar installation.
For more information or questions please call the assessing department at 603-773-6110
Exeter, NH - The Department of Revenue Administration has certified Exeter’s tax rate for 2013 at 26.03 per 1,000. This is an increase of eleven cents, or point-4 percent over 2012.
The Town share of the tax rate dropped 20 cents from 8.01 to 7.81 per 1,000. The local school rate increased by 31 cents from 14.37 to 14.68 per 1,000. The state education rate dropped by 2 cents to 2.44 per 1,000. The county tax rate increased by 2 cents, going from 1.08 per 1,000 to 1.10 per 1,000 of assessed value.
The Town has hired Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to provide its assessing services. It is expected that one of MRI’s staff will be in town at least a couple days a week, sometimes in the office and sometimes in the field. Over the next six weeks or so, it is expected that much of their time will be in the field inspecting properties that have building permits and/or those properties where the assessing records indicate a need to update the property description.