Real estate bills are warranted to the Tax Collector by the Board of Selectmen semi - annually. The first billing is mailed by the end of May each year. The first billing is one half of the prior entire year's tax and is generally due approximately July 1. It is a prepayment credited to the final bill.
The second half bill is mailed in late October and is based upon the new tax rate set each year by the State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. The entire year's tax, minus the amount billed in May is billed at this time. The second half bill is generally due approximately December 1 of each year.
Interest at 12 percent per annum is charged on each bill after the due date.
The tax year is April 1 to March 31 each year. The above bills do not cover any specific portion of that year. The Town cannot be a party to the proration of taxes at the time of closing. That is an agreement made between buyer and seller.
Do we have your correct mailing address? Pursuant to NH law, bills are sent to the last known owner at the last known mailing address. The selectmen update the Town’s records according to transfer information received from the Carroll County Registry of Deeds. Often the owner’s address on the deed is incorrect as it contains the address prior to moving to the new property. Please be reminded that the post office will only forward mail for one year. It is your responsibility as the owner to advise us of your mailing address in writing. If you do not receive your bill in June and November, please give us a call.
Property tax bills and assessments are a matter of public record.