The Tax Collections division is responsible for the collection and aggregation of all tax monies for the City of Lebanon including property tax, current use tax, timber tax, gravel tax, special assessments, and other tax collection matters. The following are answers to frequently asked questions relating to property tax bills.
When are tax bills due?
Property taxes are generally mailed on or about June 1st and November 1st and will be due on or about July 1st and December 1st. Please note that since the July 2021 property taxes bills were not mailed until Saturday, June 12th, the due date has been extended to July 12, 2021.
Where can I find a copy of a tax bill?
You can view a copy of your current or past tax bill by visiting our payment portal at InvoiceCloud.com/LebNH and clicking on "Real Estate Taxes". To obtain payment information, or if you need assistance in finding your bill, please contact the Tax Collector's office at 603-448-3054.
What payment methods are accepted?
Accepted payment methods are:
- Over the counter: check, cash, or credit card
- Online: credit card or e-check
The payment fee for online credit card payment is 2.95% of the total bill amount paid (credit cards accepted: Discover, Amex, Mastercard, Visa). There is no payment fee for paying by e-check. FOR FLEX-PAY OPTION ONLY: There is a 40 cent transaction fee charged for each payment set up through the Flex-Pay option.
The payment fee for over-the-counter credit card payments is 2.79% of the total bill amount paid (credit cards accepted: Discover, Amex, Mastercard, Visa).
The non-refundable payment fee will be charged by and retained by Invoice Cloud to cover the cost of processing your online payment. The City of Lebanon receives no portion of these payment fees. You will have the opportunity to view the payment fee to be charged prior to finalizing your payment.
If your mortgage holder pays your tax bill through your escrow department, it is your responsibility to be sure that they have the information for payment.
Where do I mail my payment?
If you mail your payment directly to City Hall, please make your check payable to the City of Lebanon and mail to:
City of Lebanon
51 N Park St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
What about late payments?
As long as the postmark is on or before the due date, it is considered timely and will not be subject to interest. Interest charges will begin accruing 31 days after each bill date at an annual rate of 8% until the date of a tax lien implementation at which time the annual rate increases to 14%. There is no added 'grace period' once the bill is due. Note: the interest rate on tax liens executed for taxes due prior to April 1, 2019 will remain at 18%.
What is the tax rate?
The current tax rate for the 2020 tax year is $27.09 per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax rate is set by Municipal Services for the State of New Hampshire sometime in the month of October. The new rate will be shown on the bill that is mailed to you in November.
The tax rate is expressed as dollars per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax for each taxable parcel is calculated by multiplying the parcel’s assessed value by the tax rate, as calculated and approved by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA), so the tax for each parcel is at the same percentage of assessed value. The tax, therefore, is a tax according to value. The City’s total (or combined) tax rate consists of four components: municipal, local school, state school, and county (see Tax Rate Explained).
What is the tax year?
The property tax year is April 1st to the following March 31st. The bill that is mailed in June is generally one-half of the previous year's total bill unless you have been notified by the Assessing Department of any change to your assessment. The tax rate is set by Municipal Services for the State of New Hampshire sometime in the month of October. The bill that is mailed in November will reflect the full tax amount for the current year as the gross tax. Due dates are usually around July 1st and December 1st.
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions regarding payment of your tax bill, please call the collection office at 603-448-3054, Monday - Thursday, 7:00AM - 5:00PM. We are closed on Fridays. If you have any questions regarding your assessment or questions on applying for a veterans credit or elderly exemption please call the assessing office at 603-448-1499.