We’ve been getting this question a lot lately, we decided to post a blog article about it. How are real estate taxes billed in New Hampshire??
With only a few exceptions, real estate taxes for most New Hampshire towns are billed twice a year and are payable in July and December. The tax year is a fiscal year and not a calendar year, and covers the period April 1st to March 31st of the next year. The July tax bill covers the period of April 1st to September 30th, and the December tax bill covers October 1st to March 31st.
Because the Towns do not set their tax rates until sometime in the Fall, the July tax bill is for half of the previous year. The December tax bill adjusts to the new tax rate and will therefore generally be different than the July bill.
We hope that answers the question! For further questions on taxes or any other real estate/title question, call:
Karen F Kelley, President
Broker’s Title & Closing, LLC