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New Hampshire Property Tax Questions

If you have questions about New Hampshire real estate property taxes the following information and links may provide the answers you are looking for.

Local Property Tax | RSA 76 | Chapter Rev 600 | Municipal and Property Division |

What is it?

Local property taxes, based upon assessed valuation, are assessed, levied and collected by municipalities.

Who pays it?

Owners of New Hampshire property.

When is the tax due?

Property tax bills are issued by the municipality, where the property is located on either an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis. Due dates vary based upon the issue date of the bill.

Who do I contact with questions?

Call Municipal and Property Division at (603) 230-5950 or write to NH DRA, Municipal and Property Division at PO Box 487, Concord, NH 03302-0487.


The following link will take you to a PDF, 206 pages long, that explains more than you might want to know about our NH taxes. Page 152 explains how property taxes are collected.


The following information came up on a search I did on Google and is very well presented.

Accurate Title has a wonderful website for finding information and is a company I would recommend be consulted if you have a need for any service they offer. (I copied the text to this page to make your research easier. The link will take you to the page on their site.)

NH Property Tax Year Information

The NH property tax year for cities and towns run from April 1st through March 31st of the following year. Upon selling or purchasing a property, property taxes are prorated based on the closing date. Funds may also be taken into escrow to cover upcoming tax bills. The amount required in escrow may vary depending on the closing date and when the next tax bill is due.

Property Tax Billing Cycles

Towns will bill the taxpayer in one of the following manners:

Annual Billing

Due December 1

Semi-Annual Billing

Due July 1 Estimated ½ year bill covers 4/1 thru 9/30

Due December 1 Final Bill covers 10/1 thru 3/31 Plus/Minus Tax Rate increase/decrease Retroactive to 4/1

Quarterly Billing

Due April 1 Covers April/May/June

Due July 1 Covers July/August/September

Due October 1 Covers October/November/December

Due December 31 Covers January/February/March

Tax Bill Date and Changes

NH property tax rates are set in the Fall and are retroactive to April 1st of that same year. The bills due prior to the December Bill are estimated tax amounts based upon the prior year’s tax rate. Closings taking place during the middle of the year will have buyer-seller prorated taxes based on those estimates. For additional information on the NH property tax year and how it may impact your closing costs, contact Accurate Title at 1-800-639-4405 or by filling out the contact form below.

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