Applications can only be filed with the Assessing Office after you received the December tax bill (Final tax bill) but no later than March 1st.

An RSA 76:16 property tax abatement may be granted for "good cause" (disproportionally or hardship). An application for an abatement does not stay the collection of taxes; taxes should be paid as billed.  If an abatement is granted, a refund with interest will be made. The abatement and appeal processes are summarized as follows:

  • the taxpayer files an Abatement Application with the municipality;
  • the municipality reviews the abatement application and issues a decision, or if it does not issue a decision, the abatement application is "deemed denied";
  • the taxpayer files an RSA 76:16-a appeal with BTLA (or the superior court, but not both) if the taxpayer still disagrees with the assessment; and
  • the appeal is resolved by BTLA (or superior court) with a right of appeal to the supreme court.
Please return completed application to Assessing Office:  
Drop-off: 124 Memorial St, Franklin, NH 03235
Mailing address: 316 Central St, Franklin, NH 03235 

For more information or help please contact:

New Hampshire Board of Tax & Land Appeals (BTLA)
107 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH 03301-3834
Phone: 603.271.2578