Blind Exemption Program

The Blind Exemption program is a property tax relief program for residents that are visually impaired. The exemption reduces the taxable value of the real estate of qualifying residents.

Qualifications


To qualify, you or your spouse must be determined to be legally blind by the blind services program, bureau of vocational rehabilitation, department of education of the State of New Hampshire.


Exemption Amount


The amount of the exemption is currently set at $21,000.


Reducing Taxes


An exemption reduces the taxable value of your real estate. For example:

Without exemption:
 Item Monetary Amount
Land Value $65,000
Building Value $130,000
Total Assessment $195,000
Tax Rate $24.19
Taxes $4,717

With exemption:
 Item Monetary Amount
Land Value $65,000
Building Value $130,000
Less Exemption $21,000
Total Assessment $174,000
Tax Rate $24.19
Taxes $4,209
Savings $508

Apply


To apply for the Blind Exemption Program, bring your Blind Services Determination letter to the Assessing Department where you will sign a permanent exemption card. The Assessing Department is located in:
City Hall
51 N Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

For more information regarding the exemption and your eligibility, please contact the Assessing Department at 603-448-1499.