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.

Click here to read the 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

Click here to see a visual chart that compares the Tax Year and the Fiscal Year, also produced by the Strafford County Bar Association. The chart provides the period of the year covered by tax due dates. 

Equalization Ratio

The Equalization Ratio for 2022 is 91.4%

Property Tax Rates

Historical view of rates.

Tax Year20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Overall Tax Rate18.7019.8421.7024.8525.1924.9225.8726.2926.6126.0125.97
State School1.261.021.621.931.982.062.232.392.492.492.51
City School8.979.669.9311.2211.3710.8810.9110.5910.6510.5010.54