posted on: 11/19/2019; updated: 11/22/2019

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 have been mailed to all property owners and are expected to arrive by Wednesday, Nov. 27, according to the City's Finance Department. The first half of the tax bill is due Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, and the second half is due by Monday, 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. 

State DRA sets Dover tax rate

posted on: 11/19/2019; updated: 11/22/2019

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 have been mailed to all property owners and are expected to arrive by Wednesday, Nov. 27, according to the City's Finance Department. The first half of the tax bill is due Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, and the second half is due by Monday, 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.

"It should be noted the overall tax rate increase would have been significantly higher but was minimized primarily due to an overall increase in assessed value of approximately 5 percent or $176 million realized from the combination of new construction and increased market value throughout the entire community," Joyal said.

There are four components of the tax rate: the city portion, local education portion, state education, and Strafford County. The tax rate of $25.19 is broken down as follows:

  • City: $9.28, a decrease of 9 cents over the previous year;
  • Local education: $11.37, an increase of 49 cents over the previous year;
  • State education: $1.98, a decrease of 8 cents;
  • County: $2.56, a decrease of 5 cents over the previous year.

For more information, contact the City of Dover Finance Department at 6013-516-6030.