Throughout the State of New Hampshire, the tax year runs from April 1 through the following March. Assessments of your property are made as of its value on April 1st of each tax year and will appear on your property tax bill.
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Yes, there is a drop box located on the front stairs of the Town Hall and on the side of the building. Put your check in a sealed envelope along with a copy of the bill that is being paid. Cash is not an acceptable form of payment using this method.
The online system will reflect the balance of the outstanding invoice(s) with interest and fees calculated as of that date. Call 603-890-2109 and we can verbally calculate the interest through the date of payment and/or send a printed statement via first class mail, email, or fax.
Access our Invoice Cloud Online Payment Portal and follow the instructions accordingly. There is no fee for an e-check, but you will be charged a fee of 2.95% of the total payment by the credit/debit card companies.
Call 603-890-2109 for verbal information; statements can be sent via first class mail, email, or fax.
Bills are sent to the address of the last known owner by state law. The Assessor's Office updates its records according to transfers received from the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds after they have been recorded. Your attorney or title company who handled the closing should have checked the status of taxes due. However, it is your responsibility as the new owner to make sure taxes are paid and to advise the assessing department of your mailing address in writing. If you have any questions concerning this, refer to your closing statement or call us at 603-890-2109.
Any tax bill not paid by the due date is considered delinquent. Interest is calculated at the designated annual percentage rate (APR) on any delinquent bill.
There are two bills issued per year; the first bill is an estimate based on one half of the previous year's tax. This bill is mailed out near the end of May and is usually due July 1st every year. The State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration sets the tax rate for the year in the fall. The final bill is calculated using the new tax rate multiplied by your property's assessed value as of April 1st, less any payments made on the first bill. The second bill is mailed by the end of October and is usually due December 1st each year. Partial payments on property tax accounts are always accepted.
It is the property owner's responsibility to forward the tax bill to their bank or mortgage company for payment if their taxes are held in escrow.