P.O. Box 262, Harrisville, NH 03450
603-827-5546 x 24 (office phone)
603-827-2917 (office fax)
Office Hours: During the month of December, the Tax Collector’s office has extended Tuesday hours, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm and is open Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, or by appointment.
Please note: There is a New Drop Box for payments located adjacent to the Tax Collector’s Window for your convenience. Be sure to write the date on your payment envelope. In addition, the Town of Harrisville is now accepting payments online at the New Hampshire Tax Kiosk. harrisville.nhtaxkiosk.com
Role of the Tax Collector
The Office of the Tax Collector is responsible for collecting revenue for property taxes, land use change tax, excavation tax and timber yield tax. Other responsibilities include responding to inquiries from banks, mortgage companies, attorney’s offices and the general public.
The Tax Collector prepares and mails the tax bills based on information contained on the current tax roll certified by the Assessing Department. This tax roll is comprised of the assessed values, exemptions, owner’s name and address, address changes and the legal description of the property.
Throughout the State of New Hampshire, the tax year runs from April 1st through the following March 31st. Assessments of your property are computed as of the value on April 1st of each tax year which appear on your property tax 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.
Role of the Property Owner
The property owner is accountable for knowing that taxes are due and payable twice a year. If a bill is not received for each property owned, please contact the Tax Collector’s office.
Click here for information about prepayment of property taxes. https://www.harrisvillenh.org/2018/01/15/prepayment-of-property-taxes/