Reminder, voting will be taking place at the Town Hall tomorrow 3/16/2017.
Based on the 2016 NH Revenue Service data, Hampton Falls is 15 out of 37 towns and a city in Rockingham County at $21.50.
Hampton Falls has is the 5th lowest municipal tax effort in Rockingham County at $1.6M in 2016. This is due to the steady leadership of our selectboard and department Chiefs to make fiscally responsible decisions with how the town spends its dollars.
Hampton Falls is 8th in local school tax effort in Rockingham County at $5.9M in 2016.
Home buyers have many choices to consider when buying homes, one being the property tax rate. Many choose the seacoast because of its coastal New England charm. Of all of the towns in the seacoast, only Exeter at $26.24 has a higher tax rate than Hampton Falls. The majority of other towns: New Castle, Newington, Rye, Seabrook, Hampton, Greenland, Portsmouth, North Hampton, Stratham, all have taxes below $18 (with Stratham being in-between at $20.40).
We all can agree that the school needs improvement. We must couple these needs with the needs of getting additional revenue into the town so that the majority burden doesn’t fall to the residential tax payers.
More details and a copy of the below screenshot as an Excel file can be found at the official NH Revenue Administration website.