**** As of January 1, 2015, Delinquent wastewater amounts are no longer transferred to the Tax Department for collection. The Manchester Tax Office only holds balances for Delinquent Wastewater for years 2015 and prior. For Delinquents amounts for year 2016 and going foward, contact Manchester Water Works. contact Manchester Water Works
Make a Payment on Waste Water Balance From 2015 or Prior
To check or pay a wastewater balance for year 2015 or prior access your tax account online --> Pay Now Taxes.
Waste Water Billing Process
The Tax Collector's Office is the collection Agency for the Delinquent Waste Water Accounts for years 2015 and prior. Prior to January 1, 2015, waste water was billed quarterly by Manchester Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Each quarter any account balance that had been delinquent no less than three months was transferred to the Manchester Tax Office for collection on behalf of EPD. The accounts were transferred in the form of a warrent list, of which was approved by the Board of Mayor and Alderman. Per RSA 149-I:11 Liens and Collection of Sewer Charges and RSA 38.22 Liens and Collection of Charges. Once approved, the tax office issued new delinquent notices to customers showing all the delinquent wastewater bills including twelve per cent interest, (RSA 76:13) the bills also show your lien amount if your account has gone to lien, including eighteen per cent interest, and cost amounts. These bills are due in Tax Collector's Office.
If you are looking for information on your account please see the account information page.
Click here for current billing information with the Environmental Protection Division.
Waste Water Liens
A lien was placed on accounts with outstanding wastewater balances for the previous year every September. Notices of impending lien were issued to the last known owner of the property by certified mail no less than 30 days prior to the date the lien was recorded. These notices included all interest and cost charges to be paid to avoid a lien. The returned receipt or unclaimed notice serves as evidence that our office did in fact mail the notice of impending lien and we have met all requirements of the law. The cost of the certified mailing was also added to the delinquent amount. If the wastewater account still remained unpaid after the due date given on the notice of impending lien, The Tax Collector's Office placed a lien on the property. At this time all tax, interest, and cost amounts are transferred to lien status along with the cost of the lien execution. At that time eighteen per cent interest began accruing on the unpaid balance, which will continue accruing until the lien is paid in full. A title search was done and a notice was sent to each lien holder with an interest in the property. At that time, $10.00 plus any expenses were added to the cost of notifying mortgagees.
Taxpayers should also be aware that if the City places a lien on their property, it becomes part of their credit report and remains there for seven years after it is paid.
As stated in RSA 149-I-11 Liens and Collection of Sewer Charges the Tax Collectors Office follows the same procedures in conjunction with Real Estate Laws.
Waste Water Deeds
After two years from the execution of the Wastewater lien, the Tax Collector shall deed the property to the City. At least thirty day prior to deeding, another title search is completed and a notice of impending deed is sent to the current owner and all mortgagees with an interest in the property. Once the property is deeded, you, as well as anyone holding a mortgage, lose all interest in the property. Once the City has deeded the property, it has the authority to sell the property at public auction.
Information On Delinquent Accounts
If you are calling for delinquent taxes on the refinance or sale of property, please keep in mind you also need to contact both the Environmental Protection Division and also the Water Works Department for current amounts and final meter readings as well as the Tax Collector's Office for any delinquent amounts. Please make sure when sending payment to make separate checks for each department. Do not combine payments.