The Tax Collector’s primary duty is to collect all tax revenue committed to them by the Select Board/Assessors and remit collections to the Treasurer in order to support the Town in meeting its financial obligation each year. The Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for collecting warranted tax revenue for property tax, timber tax, current use, excavation tax, betterment tax PILOT payments and sewer use charges.
The Tax Collector is also responsible for the preparation and mailing of the tax bills semi-annually based on information contained on the current tax warrant certified by the Select Board/Assessors. Other daily responsibilities include keeping suitable books of collection and responding to inquiries from the general public, banks, mortgage companies, realtors, and attorney’s offices.
The Tax Collector shall also appoint a Deputy, with approval of the Select Board, who shall be sworn, give bond, and have the powers of the tax collector to serve if the tax collector shall be temporarily incapacitated.
The full definitions of the above described are within RSA 41:35 & RSA 41:38.