What happens if I don’t pay the taxes or interest due? What is the lien procedure?

A notice will be sent by certified mail to the last known owner, at the last known post office address, at least 30 days prior to a lien being placed on the property due to unpaid taxes (NH RSA-80:60). If a lien is placed on the property interest at 14% per annum will be charged. (Liens placed prior to April 1, 2019 are charged 18% per annum.)

Mortgage companies will be notified within 45 days after any lien being placed for unpaid taxes (NH RSA 80:65). The property owner, or the mortgagee, then have 2 years and one day from the lien date, to redeem the lien, interest, and costs, prior to the Tax Collector deeding the property to the Town.

Prior to deeding the property to the Town a notice will be sent by certified mail to the last known owner at the last known post office address (NH RSA 80:77), and, at the same time, a certified notice will be mailed to the Mortgagee (NH RSA 80:77-a). Please call the office if you have further questions on property tax liens, as they may affect your credit. (Additional fees apply for certified notices, mortgagee searches and if the property goes to lien.)


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1. Can I pay my property tax online?
2. Who do I talk to regarding a question about my assessment?
3. Are sewer and water included in the tax bills?
4. Are there any exemptions, or credits, available?
5. Do you accept credit/debit cards, or online payments?
6. Who should the check be made payable to, and can I get a receipt?
7. Can I date my check for the due date and give it to you to hold until the due date?
8. I didn’t receive my bill, therefore I don’t have to pay any interest or late fees right?
9. What happens if I don’t pay the taxes or interest due? What is the lien procedure?