MOULTONBOROUGH — With the updating of property values for 2013 nearly complete, the total assessed valuation of the town appears to have fallen by approximately one-percent.
Vision Government Solutions, the appraisal firm retained by the town, has sent letters to the owners of the some 7,400 parcels of land in town, stating the proposed assessed value of taxable land and buildings as of April 1, 2013. Property owners wishing to question or seeking an explanation of these values should contact Vision as soon as possible to schedule an informal hearing.
Appointments can be scheduled on-line at www.vgsi.com/schedules or by calling 1-888-844-4300 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. any business day before Friday, September 6. Appointments may be conducted by telephone for those unable to meet with a representative in-person.
Property owners are welcome to question their assessment, the information on the property card and the data used to calculate the proposed value. However, representatives of the firm will not be able to discuss or predict the tax bill charged to particular properties.
Hearing by appointment only will be held at the Town Hall between August 29 and September 6, though property owners can schedule their hearing as a telephone conference call if they cannot attend on one of the scheduled days. Property owners wishing to request a review of their assessment and submit written evidence they wish to be considered should make their request and forward their evidence to Vision Government Solutions, c/o Assessor's Office, P.O. Box 139, Moultonborough, NH 03254 no later than September 9.
The proposed values and property data is available on-line at the town's website, www.moultonboroughnh.gov, by clicking on Departments and Boards on the home page then Assessor and Property Values (preliminary 2013). The information is also available at the Town Hall and Public Library.