Property tax Rates, Proration and Calendar

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City of Dover Property Tax Calendar - Tax Year April 1 through March 31

This calendar reflects the process and dates for a property tax levy for one tax year in chronological order. Due to the length of time for a complete process of one tax levy, dates of multiple tax years will overlap. The Property Tax process of assessment, collection, tax liens, deeding, interest rates and additional fees are controlled by NH State Statutes and references by RSA are annotated.

Property Tax Calendar

Pro-ration of Real Estate Taxes

The City of Dover is not involved with the pro-ration of real estate taxes between a buyer and a seller of property. The Tax Assessment Office and the Tax Collection Office will not provide taxpayers with tax pro-ration figures. The Tax Collection Office will provide information on outstanding tax balances. It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to make sure that all real estate taxes are fairly prorated during a real estate closing.

The following policy document (page 2) was produced by the Strafford County Bar Association in August, 1984, in response to the City’s decision to change its fiscal year. The Strafford County Bar Association has given the City of Dover permission to publish this document on its web site.

Questions regarding the pro-ration of taxes should be directed to your attorney or real estate agent.

Policy Statement of The Real Estate Tax Committee of the Strafford County Bar Association with respect to the apportionment of real estate taxes in Dover, between the buyer and seller of real property

Property Tax Rates

Historical view of rates.

Tax Year2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Overall Tax Rate25.8726.2926.6126.0125.9725.5225.1223.7523.3321.10
Breakdown       
City9.9610.410.4710.09 9.999.71 9.548.93 8.55 7.57 
County2.772.9132.93 2.932.882.822.70 2.72 2.43 
State School2.232.392.492.49 2.512.552.502.55 2.52 2.31 
City School10.9110.5910.6510.50 10.5410.3810.269.57 9.54 8.79