Blind Exemption (RSA 72:37)
The Town of Hopkinton has a Blind Tax Exemption. If qualified, an exemption of $30,000.00 will be deducted from your assessed valuation. Applications are taken until April 15th after final tax bill in December.
Applicant must submit a letter stating that they are legally blind as determined by the Blind Services Program; Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation; Department of Education along with a completed PA-29 application form.
Persons and Property Liable to Taxation
72:37 Exemption for the Blind. – Every inhabitant who is legally blind as determined by the blind services program, bureau of vocational rehabilitation, department of education shall be exempt each year on the assessed value, for property tax purposes, of his or her residential real estate to the value of $15,000, and a city or town may exempt any amount it may determine is appropriate to address significant increases in property values in accordance with the procedures in RSA 72:27-a. The term "residential real estate" as used in this section shall mean the same as defined in RSA 72:29. All applications made under this section shall be subject to the provisions of RSA 72:33 and RSA 72:34.
Source. 1935, 71:1. RL 73:30. RSA 72:37. 1957, 299:1. 1967, 419:1. 1973, 285:1; 538:1. 1975, 198:1. 1979, 100:1. 1985, 329:1. 1991, 70:21. 1992, 215:1. 1994, 379:2, eff. June 9, 1994. 2003, 299:10, eff. April 1, 2003.