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    The City of Dover, NHboasts superior municipal services, an exceptional school system, outstanding parks and recreation services, and numerous cultural destinations and events.

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  • State DRA sets Dover tax rate

    posted on: 11/19/2019

    The City of Dover's property tax rate for fiscal year 2020 (tax year 2019) has been calculated by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) and certified on Nov. 18, 2019, at $25.19 per $1,000 assessed valuation.

    According to City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr., the late adoption of the state budget delayed the certification of the tax rate by the DRA.

    Tax bills will be mailed to all property owners by next week, according to the City's Finance Department. The first half of the tax bill is due 30 days after it's mailed, and the second half is due by June 1, 2020.

    The tax rate set by the DRA represents an increase of 27 cents, or a 1.1 percent increase over the prior year.

  • City to conduct fall sign clean-up

    posted on: 11/18/2019

    The City of Dover’s Department of Planning and Community Development announces it will conduct a clean-up of off-premise signs, including those placed on trees and utility poles or within the right-of-way without permission.

    In Dover, temporary signs are permitted only in selected commercial zoning districts and must meet dimensional and liability requirements. With a few exceptions, temporary signs that are not located on the owner’s property (also known as “off-premise” signs) are prohibited throughout Dover. Sign clean-ups are conducted in order to remove signs placed without permission, such as those often found attached to roadside trees and utility poles, or on the ground along roadsides. These signs can cause a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians or create a visual blight that is unsightly for residents and visitors.

    Assistant City Manager Chris Parker explains that another goal of the clean-up is to support those organizations with legal signage.

    “Dover’s sign regulations were created to balance the need for identification, advertising, and communication with the need to protect safety and welfare and maintain an attractive appearance throughout the City,” Parker said. “Removing illegal signs helps to ensure that those who’ve followed these regulations know that their efforts to obtain permits are meaningful.”

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City Council meeting, 11/13/2019

City Council, 11/13/2019The regular meeting of the Dover City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

posted on: 11/14/2019



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