Town of Surry New Hampshire

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Town Events & Notices

A message from your Board of Selectmen

People have asked the reason tax bills are so early this year.  As such a large, year-end expense, it is a significant change for many in our tight economy.  Our tax collector, Carolyn Berglund, wisely cushioned the blow this year by delaying the bills by ten days.  So why are they so early?


Once all information is provided each year, four municipal advisors at the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) set the tax rate for each of the over 200 municipalities in the state.  It is the tax rate and property valuation that determine the amount of your tax bill each year.  In keeping with the "doing more with less" nationwide trend, to reduce the burden on those four people, the DRA is streamlining the rate setting process with the further goal of every tax rate in the state being set each year in the month of October.   Laws have been changed to expedite when information is due the DRA, and forms and processes are being revised to help achieve that goal.  So look for next year's bills to be due even earlier than are this year's bills, and expect December 1 or earlier to be the likely due date in future years.


I hope this explanation helps in understanding what is happening.  Feel free to contact me if you have further questions or concerns.


Bruce Smith



SELECTMEN MEETING - Town Hall - 352-3075
Meet every Monday - 7:00pm (except some Holidays)
Closed the fifth Monday of the month.
TOWN CLERK - Town Hall - 352-3075
Mondays 5pm-8pm
Thursdays 5pm-7pm
Closed State and Federal Holidays
TAX COLLECTOR - Town Hall - 352-3075
First and Third Thursdays 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Third Monday of each month, @ 7:00pm
First Monday of each month @ 7:00pm
Fourth Monday of each month.

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