Hancock, New Hampshire

Tax Collector
Rennie Timm
Deputy
Laura King

The scheduled tax collectors hours
for May 5, 2014 have been changed to 1:00pm- 3:00pm.

Tax Collector Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 11 am - 1 pm
Or by appointment: call or email


50 Main St. - P.O. Box 6
Hancock, NH 03449
603.525.4441
Email the Tax Collector

Property Tax Rates
2013 Tax Rate: $22.27

  
2013*
Tax Rate
2012
Tax Rate
2011
Tax Rate
2010
Tax Rate
2009
Tax Rate
Town rate
Local school rate
State ed.
County rate

TOTAL RATE
5.25
13.37
2.43
1.22
____
22.27
5.30
11.90
2.47
1.13
____
20.80
5.26
11.38
2.45
1.16
____
20.25
4.31
9.80
2.19
1.00
____
17.30
4.78
10.20
2.13
1.04
____
18.15
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New Hampshire Tax Kiosk

In January, the Town of Hancock will be offering the residents the ability to view their property tax bill invoice online. The Avitar Tax Collect Internet Kiosk allows residents to easily see their invoice and transaction records at any time of day without having to contact the Tax Collector.

The Tax Kiosk provides your assessment as well as transaction details for refinancing, filing of taxes, sales and purchases of homes, etc. The kiosk can be accessed by going clicking on the button below. It will take you directly to the Town of Hancock Kiosk section.

  

The Tax Kiosk does the following:

  • Once an owner or parcel is selected, a list of all recent invoices is displayed, showing type of invoice, due date, bill amount and outstanding due amount.

  • Internet users can change the Interest Date to determine the proper payment amount for future payments.

  • For any individual invoice, the Internet user can click the Transactions button to access additional information about the specific tax bill, including any transactions that have been made on that invoice, such as payments, abatements or penalties.

  • Taxpayers will have the ability to PRINT the information available on the Tax Kiosk for their records.

We are excited to provide this service to our community, making access to your public records available when it is convenient for you. You will no longer be restricted to Tax Collector hours on Monday and Wednesday.

It is important to note that your property tax bill information is governed by the Right-to-Know Law, RSA Chapter 91-A. Tax Property information is considered a public record available to anyone upon request. Our Town website already has this information provided in the annual reports; however the information is scattered in several documents and does not contain the current tax rate and billing information. It is in this spirit that we offer the NH Tax Kiosk to our residents. If you would prefer to not have your property listed on the NH Tax Kiosk, please contact the Tax Collector's office at tax@hancocknh.org or call 525.4441 Monday and Wednesday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

We are happy to assist anyone who has any questions or would like help using the new Tax Kiosk. Call or email the Tax Office at your convenience.

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Tax Bill Payment Protocol

Protocol for processing payments is as follows:

  • Tax bill transactions are processed according to the postmark date on the envelope we receive.
  • Funds are applied to interest first, then principal.
  • The Tax Collector does not have the authority to waive principal or interest due.
If you wish to receive a receipt, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.
 
A reminder
to those taxpayers who own more than one parcel or have land in current use, please send payment in for all parcels billed. You can combine balances due and submit one payment, just be sure to include the bill(s) with the parcel ID number(s) to insure proper posting to all accounts.
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Annual Reports
 2012 Annual Report to the Town
To be posted by November 30, 2013

2011 Annual Report to the Town
Page numbers at right refer to hard copy of report
which is available at Town Hall


2010 Annual Report to the Town
Page numbers at right refer to hard copy of report
which is available at Town Hall

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Property Fraud Alert and Foreclosures

Property Fraud Alert

"Preventing mortgage fraud and identity theft is a top priority of your Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds office.

"The Register's office has made a conscious effort to be on the look out for documents that may involve deed or mortgage related fraud.

"For your protection, consider subscribing to our "FREE" Property Fraud Alert website for real-time monitoring and notification of any potential fraudulent activity of interest to you. Your security does matter!!!!"

Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds      

Foreclosures

The NH Banking Department recently contacted the NH Tax Collectors Association and requested its assistance in “...trying to educate NH residents about scams and their alternatives to foreclosure.”

The NH Banking Department encourages residents to call their Homeowner Hotline at 1.800.437.5991 or visit www.homehelpnh.org to get free help and information.

Low & Moderate Tax Relief Program
NH Dept of Revenue Administration

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Foreclosure Relief Project
Moderate to low income tax relief from
NH Department of Revenue Administration

The NH Department of Revenue Administration is sharing this information about the New Hampshire Low and Moderate program with municipalities in case there are inquiring residents.

The Low & Moderate Income Homeowner's Property Tax Relief provisions were designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers. New Hampshire residents who own a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax, resided in the homestead as of April 1, 2011, and have a total household income of $20,000 or less if a single person (or $40,000 or less if married or head of household) may apply for property tax relief between May 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

Application forms (Form DP-8) will be available on the Department's web site by April 30th at http://www.revenue.nh.gov/forms/low_mod_program.htm

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Tax Collector
Rennie Timm
Deputy
Laura King
50 Main St. - P.O. Box 6
Hancock, NH 03449
603.525.4441
Email the Tax Collector
Tax Collector Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 11 am - 1 pm
Or by appointment: call or email