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Tax FAQs

What is the tax rate for the City of Manchester, NH?

For information on Tax Rates. Please see one of the following Real Estate Process page. The Board Of Assessors' Office, or Finance Department. You could also visit the Department of Revenue Administration Tax Rates page.


Is there an elderly exemption on Real Estate Taxes for people over 65?

Elderly Exemptions are issued by the Board Of Assessors' Office.


What period of time does my tax bill cover?

Your Real Estate Tax Bill does not cover any specific time period. The first bill is based on half of the previous years tax rate. The second bill is when the rate is set this will determine if your taxes will be higher or lower. Taxes will be prorated from April 1st of that year. For more information on Tax bills please see our Real Estate Process Page.


When should I expect to receive my tax bill?

The City of Manchester NH's billing year starts April 1st, and ends March 31st, the following year, the bills are mailed twice each year, and we collect taxes semi-annually. Payments are due July 1st or thirty days after mailing, and December 1st or thirty days after mailing..

The July bills are estimates, and considered only partial payments towards that year's tax. Each is based on one half of the prior year's tax rate. The December bill is final bill for the year. This bill is based on the assessment for the year. For more detailed information please see our Real Estate Process page.


Can I find information about my Tax Bill online?

For Information on whether or not your bills are paid, or what the balance on your account is, you can always contact the City of Manchester, NH Tax Collector’s Office or Access Your Tax Account OnLine.   However, please keep in mind that between the months of July through November your account may only reflect the first billing of the current year. The annual amount will only show after the tax rate is set for the full year, which usually happens in early November.

You can also find out more information about your property by going to the new City Of Manchester NH Public GIS Map Viewer

If you are looking for assessed value check out the Board Of Assessors' Property Valuation Listings by clicking the link.


Who is eligible for Veteran property tax discount?  I was wondering if I was eligible being a veteran?

The information you are looking for can be found on the Exemptions and Credits page for the Board Of Assessors'.


What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept these forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Bank Checks
  • Travelers Checks.

The City of Manchester, NH has several different departments, each being responsible for the collection of accounts pertaining to their field of work. So if you receive bills from different departments please make sure you do not combine payments on one check.


Where is your office located and what are your hours?

We are located downtown in the West Wing of City Hall at 1 City Hall Plaza West. We are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday.  Tuesday Evenings until 8:00 PM


I do not agree with my real estate assessment, who do I speak to?

Please contact the Board of Assessors' Office.


I never received my real estate bill, how would I obtain a copy?

Contact the Tax Collector's Office for a Duplicate Bill.  However if there is an incorrect mailing address you will have to change your address with the Board Of Assessors' Office.


What is a current use assessment?

See the Current Use page.


I need a duplicate receipt for my taxes, how and where do I obtain one?

If you need a receipt you can either come in, or request one through the mail also for your convenience you can download a copy of the Receipts Request Form there will be a $2.00 fee for each property and each year you are requesting.

In order to avoid paying a $2.00 fee for duplicating your receipt's you must request this at the time you make the payment.

If you are requesting a receipt through the mail then you will need to be specific in what you need. Please indicate the property location the name on the account and which years you need the receipt for. To find out more on receipts please go to the Requesting Account Information page.


How do I apply for a refund if my taxes have been overpaid?

If your account has been paid twice and you would like a refund, please submit the following:

  • Description of property in question (address, account number, and/or map/lot number).
  • Copy of the front and back of each check submitted for payment.
  • Statement from each party agreeing as to whom and where the refund will be sent.
  • Since refunds are issued once a month on the 15th of each month please have your request in the Tax Office by the 25th of the previous month.

How Do I Find Out What Date My Taxes Were Paid?

To get payment information on your Real Estate Tax account, please click here to visit and download the Duplicate Receipt Request form.  Please complete the form and mail it to the City Of Manchester Tax Collector's Office along with the $2.00 fee for each property per tax year.


What Is An Excavation Tax/ Gravel Tax?

Find out about the Excavation Tax / Gravel Tax.


I need a copy of a lien release, how and where do I obtain one?

If you need a copy of a Lien Release you can either come in, or request one through the mail also for your convenience you can download a copy of the Tax Lien Release Form the fee is $10.00 per each property for research plus $2.00 for each receipt you are requesting.

If you are requesting a copy of a Lien Release through the mail then you will need to be specific in what you need. Please indicate the property location the name on the account and which years you need copy of the Lien Release for. To find out more on receipts please go to the Requesting Account Information Page.


My real estate bill has the wrong mailing address, how do I change it?

If the address on your bill is incorrect you will need to do an address change with the Board Of Assessors'.


I would like to know if non-profit corporations are exempt from real estate taxes?

Yes there are certain exemptions for non-profit corporations but they need to meet a certain criteria. For more information and the procedure on this please contact the Board Of Assessors' Office.


What do I do if I receive my real estate bill in the wrong name?

If you just purchased the property it may take a while before the recording of the Deed reaches the Board Of Assessors' Office. Once they receive the transfer of property the Owner name and address would be changed.

If there is an error in the spelling of your name then you should contact the Board Of Assessors' Office to have them correct the bill.


What is a Timber Tax/ YieldTax?

See Timber Tax/  Yield Tax for more information.


What is a central business service district tax?

The Central Business Service District Tax is basically a tax paid mainly by the downtown merchants. A few of the services provided for in the payment of this tax is to help keep the sidewalks clean and decorations to help beautify the downtown area.

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