Duties & Responsibilities
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 Department.
The Assessing Department is responsible for the preparation of the tax roll, assessed values, exemptions, owner's name and address, address changes and the legal description of the property.
In Francestown, the assessing office is the Selectmen’s Office. For any question regarding your assessment, please feel free to call the Selectmen’s Office at 603-547-3469.
The property tax year in New Hampshire runs from April 1st thru March 31st. Assessment of your property is made according to the value on April 1st of each year and appears on your tax bill.
The Town of Francestown sends out property tax bills twice a year. This first bill is calculated at half of the previous years’ total tax rate and is due around the first of July. The second billing is figured at the current year’s tax rate minus the July payment. The tax rate is set sometime in early fall, and the final bill is due around the first of December.
Bills are sent to the address of the last known owner by State law. If you change your mailing address, it is your responsibility to notify us in writing of the change. Interest at 12% per annum is charged on tax bills NOT PAID by the due date. Taxes that have gone to lien are charged 18% per annum.
Pamela Finnell, Town Clerk & Tax Collector