The Board of Selectmen is, by New Hampshire State Statute, granted the responsibility to appraise the value of property. As in most towns in New Hampshire, Middleton’s Selectmen engage a professional Assessing firm to perform assessing duties. The Town of Middleton has contracted Avitar, an accredited New Hampshire based assessing firm for this purpose. They also employ an Assessor Clerk to handle the day to day assessing duties that include:
- Updating and maintaining all assessing, sales, land data, tax maps, building permits, and all town-approved exemption information both manually and in CAMA database.
- Producing semiannual Tax Warrants, all State (DRA) required and requested reports, abatements, exemptions and other forms and correspondence as needed.
- Working with the citizens, answering questions on assessment, abatement, and tax exemption issues. Working with other assessing customers including Real Estate Agents and Appraisers.
- Perform ancillary administrative duties including phone coverage, filing, copying, producing correspondence and specialized report creation as needed