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 Assessing Department is responsible for discovering, identifying, and valuing all real estate within the town boundaries. The Assessor's primary responsibility is to estimate the fair market value of your property at least once in every five year cycle, as well as, working to maintain assessment equity between property classes during the interim years so that you and other taxpayers may contribute your fair share of support for the community services you receive. For these services to continue, other agencies, as well as the town, must levy taxes. State laws define the powers of these taxing agencies and the kinds of properties that are exempt from taxes, such as schools, churches and charitable organizations.