The Town Clerk/Tax Collector has the responsibility of collecting property, yield (gravel and timber), current use change taxes and sewer payments. Property tax bills are due semi-annually, in July and December. The tax rate is not set until the fall of each year; therefore, the first bill due in July is estimated on the previous year's tax rate. The tax year runs from April 1 to March 31.
If you want a receipt for payment, please bring or mail the top portion of your bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope. It will be validated and returned to you.
If your taxes are in escrow, it is your responsibility to send a copy of your tax bill to your mortgage company, and to ensure payment. The Tax Collector does not automatically send tax bills to mortgage companies.
Assessing, Abatements, Current Use, Credits, Exemptions & Tax Appeals
By law, the Town Clerk / Tax Collector does not have any role in assessing or levying taxes. If you have any questions on assessing, current use, "Intent to Cut" forms, gravel excavation fees, elderly exemptions/deferrals, abatements and/or appeals, please contact the Assessing Office at 603-228-1187, extension 114. You may also visit the Property Tax Relief page.
How the Tax Rate Works
Interested in finding out how budget appropriations, assessed value, exemptions, equalization and the tax rate all contribute to your final tax bill? Read this article (PDF) produced by New Hampshire Town and City magazine, a publication of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, which will help demystify the New Hampshire property tax system.