Assessing Department

The Assessing Department is responsible for maintaining and updating the town's property assessment records and providing the taxpayers of Hanover with a cost-effective property tax system that is both fair and equitable. The department conducts periodic property inspections and valuation update programs, provides assessing and sales information to the general public, and delivers an updated tax assessment roll to the tax collector for semi-annual tax billing.

The department also handles tax abatements, current use classification, timber tax, elderly exemptions, and veteran tax credits. This department is guided by a citizen board, the Advisory Board of Assessors, which sets policy for and hears appeals regarding property assessments.