General Information: The Tax Collector is responsible for the preparation and mailing of the tax bills based on information contained on the current tax roll certified by the Assessing Dept.
The Assessing Dept. is responsible for the preparation of the warrant, assessed values, exemptions, owner's name and address, legal description of the property and any address changes for billing purposes.
With the exception of whether or not a bill has been paid, all questions in reference to your tax bill will be answered by the Assessor's office at 603-819-4230.
The Tax Year is from April 1ST to March 31ST Plaistow's Tax Bills are due semi-annually in the months of July and December and are usually mailed one month prior to the due date. The first bill, due July 1st, covers April 1st to Sept. 30th. It is an estimate based on one half of the last years total taxes. The tax rate is then set by the NH State Dept. of Revenue Administration (DRA), usually sometime in October/November. The second bill, due in Dec. covers Oct. 1st to March 31st. It 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 total tax for the year is comprised of the first and second bill. Interest is due starting the day after the bill is due at a rate of 12% per annum, pro-rated on a daily rate, in accordance with NH law. If your taxes have not been paid by the due date please contact this office for a payoff figure.
This office is not responsible for the U.S. Post Office "losing" bills or payments.
Bill information is available online under the "Find it Fast" tab or on the Tax Collectors page.
Tax Payers Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the property owner to know that taxes are due and payable twice a year. If a bill has not been received for each property owned they should contact the Tax Collector's office. It is also the responsibility of the tax payer to notify the Assessing office in writing of a change in mailing address. You may download a change of address form by clicking on the downloadable forms tab.