In September 2008, the Board of Selectmen blended the duties of the Town Administrator with the responsibilities and functions of the Property Records Manager. This was done to increase efficiency in our local government, reduce costs, and to provide a closer connection with assessing and the Executive Department.
The Town of Winchester engages the services of certified NH contract assessors who are responsible for measuring the market value of all real property in Winchester and ensuring that the owners of such property are billed for their fair and equitable share of the tax burden based upon those values.
The assessors are also responsible for ensuring that the assessed values of properties meet the certification requirements of the NH Department of Revenue, especially with respect to proportionality and the sales-to-assessed value ratios specified by the Department of Revenue.
The Executive Department maintains all of the records, maps, and deeds for the properties in Winchester and has set a very high standard for accuracy and organization of the same.
In addition, the Executive Department and the Town's contract assessors are available to assist homeowners and all those who utilize public information such as appraisers, real estate agents and brokers, lawyers, surveyors, and others and place the utmost priority in providing the highest level of customer service possible.