Property Taxes FAQs

What is the 2015 tax rate?

There are two tax rates for properties in Andover depending on which fire precinct you are served by. Properties west of Mountain Brook are in the Andover Fire District. Properties located east of Mountain Brook are in the East Andover Fire Precinct.

  • Properties in the Andover Fire District: $21.03 per thousand
  • Properties in the East Andover Fire Precinct: $20.76 per thousand

When are taxes due?

In the past, the Town of Andover billed for property taxes on an annual basis, typically by early November. Starting in 2015, the Town will send tax bills semi-annually.

The first bill each year will be mailed in June and will be based on the previous year's tax liability for the property. The second bill will be mailed in November, after the actual tax liability for the year has been calculated for each property. The amount of the second bill will be the actual tax liability for the year minus whatever was paid on the first tax bill of the year.

Bills are due 30 days after the bill is mailed. After 30 days, interest starts to accrue on any unpaid balance.


Can I pay my taxes online?

Yes. Visit the Online Payments page and follow the link to the Tax Collector's kiosk, or click here.


Can I make early payments on my property taxes?

Absolutely. We will apply payments made in advance of the bill, and your bill will reflect the balance due.


Should I send a copy of my tax bill to my lending institution?

Yes, if your taxes are paid from an escrow account. We do not send bills to lending institutions. Most lending institutions request the information from the tax collector. Some take the information electronically and some ask for the information through the mail.


When is the deadline for filing a tax abatement for 2015?

March 1, 2015.


When does the tax year start?

The tax year runs from April 1st through March 31st. Assessments of your property are made as of its value on April 1st of each tax year. These assessments will appear on your property tax bill.


When was Andover last reassessed?

The Town of Andover was revalued in 2014. The Town is on a five-year schedule to update assessments as per New Hampshire state law. Properties are physically visited at least once during the five year period. In 2014, the mandated quinquennial (once every five years) revaluation took place.


What if I think my tax assessment is higher than the fair market value?

Taxpayers who believe their property is over-assessed may apply for a property tax abatement. The time period to file for tax abatement is after the issuance of the final tax bill (generally sent out in November) and on or before the following March 1st. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to provide documentation in support of an abatement request. Forms are available at the Town Office.


What if I did not receive a tax bill?

State law requires that bills be sent to the last known owner. The Assessor's Office updates its records according to transfers received from the Merrimack County Registry of Deeds after they have been recorded. Your attorney or title company who handled the closing should have checked the status of taxes due. However, it is your responsibility as the new owner to make sure taxes are paid and to advise us of your mailing address in writing. If you have any questions concerning this, refer to your closing statement or call us. Interest at 12% per annum is charged on tax bills not paid by the due date.