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New Hampshire Municipal Law Questions & Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for New Hampshire on

Q: If a town allows fundraisers for schools and town events, can they deny a church request to post similar fund raisers?

Town newsletter has traditionally allowed church secular fundraisers to be published until July 2015 when a new policy was adopted. New policy states the newsletter cannot "promote a religious point of view". I have pointed out that this policy may be newly iterated but it has always been policy... Read more »

Israel Piedra answered on May 31, 2016

Research would be necessary to definitively answer this question. However, it seems like the town is simply limiting the newsletter to government-sponsored events. If the town was allowing private events to advertise, but not similar church-sponsored events, there might be a First Amendment... Read more »

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Q: When do I stop owning (and paying taxes for) a property that no longer exists (in NH)?

I bought an old mobile home on a rented lot in a mobile home park for $2,000 in 2013.

In March of this year it was demolished (because it was damaged during the winter and the cost to repair it was greater than the cost to replace it) and I moved to live in temporary housing for disabled... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 13, 2015

Depending on the effective date of the tax assessment, you may owe property tax for this year. If, for example, assessments for this year are as of the end of February, you are properly being taxed for the MH for this tax year. They may claim a lien, but it is against the lot and you don't own... Read more »

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