The City Clerk and Tax Collector Office is responsible for the collection and aggregation of all tax monies for the City of Lebanon, including property tax, current use tax, timber tax, gravel tax, special assessments, and other tax collection matters. The following are answers to frequently asked questions relating to property tax bills.
When are tax bills due?
Property taxes are generally mailed on or about June 1st and November 1st and will be due on or about July 1st and December 1st.
Where can I find a copy of a tax bill?
To obtain a copy of your current or past tax bill or to obtain payment information, please contact the Tax Collector's office at 603-448-3054.
What payment methods are accepted?
Accepted payment methods are:
- Over the counter: check or cash. Credit cards are currently not accepted.
Online: credit card or e-check (ACH).Currently unavailable until further notice.
If your mortgage holder pays your tax bill through your escrow department, it is your responsibility to be sure that they have the information for payment.
Can I make a partial tax payment?
Partial tax payments are accepted by cash, check, debit,
or credit card in any increment of the amount due. Interest will continue to accrue until paid in full.
Can I set up auto-pay?
Auto-pay is not available at this time. We hope to have to offer it in the future.
Where do I mail my payment?
If you mail your payment directly to City Hall, please make your check payable to the City of Lebanon and mail to:
City of Lebanon
51 N Park St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
What about late payments?
As long as the postmark is on or before the due date, it is considered timely and will not be subject to interest. Interest charges will begin accruing 31 days after each bill date at an annual rate of 8% until the date of a tax lien implementation at which time the annual rate increases to 14%. There is no added 'grace period' once the bill is due.
What is the tax rate?
The current tax rate for the 2023 tax year is $24.28 per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax rate is set by Municipal Services for the State of New Hampshire sometime in the month of October. The new rate will be shown on the bill that is mailed to you in November.
The tax rate is expressed as dollars per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax for each taxable parcel is calculated by multiplying the parcel’s assessed value by the tax rate, as calculated and approved by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA), so the tax for each parcel is at the same percentage of assessed value. The tax, therefore, is a tax according to value. The City’s total (or combined) tax rate consists of four components: municipal, local school, state school, and county (see Tax Rate Explained).
What is the tax year?
The property tax year is April 1st to the following March 31st. The bill that is mailed in June is generally one-half of the previous year's total bill unless you have been notified by the Assessing Department of any change to your assessment. The tax rate is set by Municipal Services for the State of New Hampshire sometime in the month of October. The bill that is mailed in November will reflect the full tax amount for the current year as the gross tax. Due dates are usually around July 1st and December 1st.
My taxes are paid by escrow. Why did I receive a bill?
As the owner of the property, we must send you a bill. Your bill contains information that you, as the property owner, need to know such as the tax rate and the assessed value of your property. If your taxes are paid out of an escrow account, please do not remit payment to the City as this will be handled by your financial institution.
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions regarding payment of your tax bill, please call the collection office at 603-448-3054, Monday - Thursday, 7:00AM - 5:00PM. We are closed on Fridays. If you have any questions regarding your assessment or questions on applying for a veterans credit or elderly exemption please call the assessing office at 603-448-1499.