Understanding New Hampshire Property Taxes

Overview of New Hampshire Taxes

New Hampshire collects a total of $11,648,041,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $4,458,240,000 comes from property taxes, or 38.3% of total revenue. As a result, New Hampshire has the 3rd highest property tax rate in the country, which is 85.4% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across New Hampshire is $262,794, meaning the average New Hampshire homeowner pays 1.97% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $19.73 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

New Hampshire's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of New Hampshire, there are important constants. New Hampshire's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is April 1. New Hampshire property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts September 1. The date which property tax bills become due on is December 1.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in New Hampshire or are looking at buying a specific property in New Hampshire, check out our New Hampshire Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in New Hampshire and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our New Hampshire Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for New Hampshire Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in New Hampshire.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Belknap County $265,220 $4,332 $16.30
Carroll County $278,379 $3,276 $11.80
Cheshire County $209,407 $4,991 $23.80
Coos County $155,106 $2,986 $19.30
Grafton County $262,705 $4,542 $17.30
Hillsborough County $266,480 $5,530 $20.80
Merrimack County $247,004 $5,260 $21.30
Rockingham County $306,637 $5,900 $19.20
Strafford County $227,322 $5,080 $22.30
Sullivan County $213,510 $4,487 $21.00

Want to learn more about New Hampshire property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Belknap County Carroll County Cheshire County
Coos County Grafton County Hillsborough County
Merrimack County Rockingham County Strafford County
Sullivan County

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