Tax Billing and Collection

Tax billing and collection for the Town of Peterborough is the responsibiilty of Beth Marsh, Tax Collector (emarsh at in the Finance Department.  The Tax Collector bills and collects the taxes for four taxing authorities -- Town, County, School, and State.  The tax bills are mailed twice a year in June and November.  The first bill is a prepayment that is based on fifty (50) percent of the prior year's taxes.  The second bill is based on the annual tax rate set in October of each year by the individual taxing authority and the State of New Hampshire, Department of Revenue minus the prepayment.


Leo Smith, (lsmith at Assessing Department (Administration) records all property changes such as additions, subdivisions, change of ownership, address changes, appraisal of property for taxation, as well as abatements and exemptions.

The Tax Collector runs the tax warrant for approval by the Board of Selectmen.  After the tax warrant is approved, the tax collector prints and mails the tax bills.  All tax bills are mailed to the last known address of the owner(s) of record as of April 1st or to the new owner, if known.  The tax bill provides detailed information about your property included but not limited to the land and amounts, any payments received, interest charged, and the balance due on the current year's taxes. 

A history of the tax rates for all taxing authorities for the past fifteen years can be viewed in the tax rate history report see below.  The information regarding the current tax rate is displayed in the tax rate chart.  See below for links to charts.

The tax collector has the rights and remedies, including a lien and/or deeding on the real estate for unpaid tax bills, as provided in New Hampshire Statutes RSA 80.

Any information or questions regarding the tax billing, liens, and deeding should be directed in writing to the Town of Peterborough, Finance Department, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH   03458, or by telephone to (603) 924-8000 ext. 103, or by email to (emarsh at  If there are questions regarding other items such as assessing, exemptions, abatements, or ownership, the questions should be directed to Leo Smith (lsmith at at (603) 924-8000 ext. 132.

State of New Hampshire R.S.A,'s - click here

State of New Hampshire Dept. of Revenue Administration (DRA) - click here

Town of Peterborough - 1 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH 03458 - (603)924-8000