Granite Hill Municipal Services has been contracted by the town to begin a town-wide data verification project. Data Collection is expected to resume the week of 11/14/2022, they will be working from 8:00-4:30 M-F. Data Collectors will have photo ID’s and have an introductory letter. GHMS employees and their vehicles will be registered with the Hooksett Police Department and Assessing office. Homeowners are encouraged to ask for this identification. If a homeowner has a question as to the identity of a data collector, they may call the Assessing office at (603)268-0003 or the Hooksett Police Department non-emergency number (603) 624-1560.
As the Data collection begins in Hooksett, data collectors also known as “listers” go to each property and physically verify the measurements of the exterior of each building. These Listers will note a building’s size, age, condition, quality of construction, improvements, topography, utilities, and numerous other characteristics both inside and out. The entire process takes approximately 15 minutes for most properties.
The Town of Hooksett and Granite Hill Municipal Services fully understand the sensitivities of the interior inspection process. We realize that there will be many cases where an owner is not at home during the day due to their work schedule and other reasons. Thus if no one is home after their initial visit, the Assessing office will send a “call back letter” to property owners whose properties they were unable to inspect asking them to call and set up an appointment for an inspection.
With an understanding of security and privacy matters in today’s world, both the Town of Hooksett and Granite Hill Municipal Services wish to make the inspection process as unobtrusive as possible. The data collectors will visit properties for informational purposes only. It is to everyone’s advantage if the Town’s real estate database is as accurate as possible and everyone benefits if the information regarding their property’s measurements, quality, condition, room count, etc. is accurate.
Digital imaging will also be taking place as part of this project. This entails taking a digital image of every property in town. This picture will then be added to the assessment database and will print on the property record card. This will allow property owners and the Town to retrieve an image of any parcel in Town.
The project started in November 2020 and with approximately 6400+/- properties in Hooksett, the data collection will continue until all properties are visited and funding remains in place.
If you have any questions about the process need additional information, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (603) 268-0003.