|Watercolor by Diane Kidd|
Welcome to Hancock
Welcome to Hancock, New Hampshire, incorporated November 5, 1779! Hancock is a quaint and historic community nestled in the Monadnock Region and named for one of its original proprietors and first signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock. W.W. Hayward has been quoted in an 1879 address as saying: “No pleasanter homes can be found anywhere than here; no truer hearts, no better men and women. They make good citizens and good members of society.” The same rings true today, as the community continues its commitment to historic preservation, land protection and education.
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OFFICIAL TOWN OF HANCOCK NEWS
Hancock 2016 Update of Values
Completing the Process
Commerford, Nieder, Perkins, LLC has completed all field work and set values based on recent sales of properties in town. The Selectboard, contract assessor Norm LeBlond and administrative staff members are in the process of reviewing the data.
Property owners will be notified during the week of August 29, 2016 by letter of their new value(s), and lists of all values will be posted at the town office and on this website. Property owners are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the assessors to discuss their values. The dates, times and places of these appointments will be included in the notification letter.
When the informal review process is complete, values will be finalized and given to the town. Subsequent tax bills will be based on these new values and a new tax rate, which will be set by the State of NH once the Update is complete. When the final tax bill is received by a property owner, and the property owner disagrees with their new value, they may appeal, by an abatement request, to the selectmen, on or before March 1st of the following year.
If you have any questions during the Update process please feel free to contact the staff at Commerford Nieder Perkins, 603-410-6444 and they will be happy to answer your questions.
Click here for a link to: Frequently Asked Questions.
Home page photos: Karen Dudra, Lauren Carney, Ruth Wilder, Alyssa McCartney,
Sean Kerwin, Byron Niederhelman, Karen Nigh, N. Sherman
Black and white photos: Town of Hancock Photo Collection