Taxes FAQ

What is the tax year?

The tax year runs from April 1st to March 31st. For assessing information click here.

When will I receive my tax bill?

We bill semi-annually. 
The first issue bill is an estimated bill, based on the previous year's tax rate, usually half of the previous year's total unless there have been improvements made as of April 1st.
The second issue bill is mailed after the NH Department of Revenue sets the town's tax rate for the current year; you are then billed for the remainder of the tax year, less what you paid on your first issue.
We accept pre-payments of property taxes for up to two years in advance.
It is the property owner's responsibility to forward the tax bill to their bank or mortgage company (as required) for payment if their taxes are held in escrow.

What if I did not receive a tax bill?

Bills are sent to the address of the last known owner, per state law. The Assessor's Office updates its records after property transfers have been recorded and received from the Belknap Country Registry of Deeds. It is your responsibility as the owner to make sure they are paid and to advise us of your mailing address in writing. Interest will be charged on tax bills not paid by the due date. 

How to I change my mailing address for my tax bill?

All mailing address changes for tax bills must be submitted in writing from the owner of record.
Any address changes must first go through the Assessor's Office.