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Tax Collector

TCTC_ContactInfo_NewAlison Gage, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Steve Twaddle, Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Phone:  603.284.7113
Email:  Alison Gage -

The Sandwich Tax Collector's Office is responsible for the collection of property taxes, in addition to taxes for timber cuts, gravel excavation and changes in land use from current use.   Sewer/Water bills are also issued to the 70 homes and/or businesses in the Village District.

You may view the current status of any bill by visiting our Tax Kiosk, available 24/7: 
Below are answers to frequently asked questions relating primarily to property tax bills.

Tax:  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When are tax bills due?
In 2023, Sandwich moved to SEMI-ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX BILLING:
  • 1st Issue Tax Bill will be due on or about July 1st and will represent approximately 50% of the total tax burden for the year. 
  • 2nd Issue Tax Bills will be mailed in early November, once the tax rate has been set by the Department of Revenue, and will be due in early December.  
For questions related to your tax assessment, please contact the Selectmen's Office at (603) 284-7701.
For questions related to your tax bills, please contact the Tax Collector's Office at (603) 284-7113.

The due date will always be a Tuesday or Thursday (a day we are open) and at least 30 days after the bill was issued [this is true for all tax bills issued from this office:  sewer, timber, gravel and land use (LUCT)].

I have moved and have not received my tax bill, who do I need to contact?
If your mail is being forwarded or you believe you may have a delay in receiving your mail, you may access our Tax Kiosk to find your amount due;  Search by Owner, Parcel ID or Address.  You can then view and/or print your bill.    You cannot pay your bill on-line.  If you have moved then please complete the Address Change Request form and submit to this office.

What payment methods are accepted?
Forms of payment accepted at the Tax Collectors office are CHECKS and CASH only (no credit or debit cards).  You may make your payment in person, via mail, Bill Pay (from your bank account) or our secure Drop Box.   Kindly include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your receipt stub if you would like your receipt mailed to you.  You may also confirm your payment has been received by visiting our Tax Kiosk.

The Tax Kiosk is typically updated nightly during property tax season; weekly thereafter.

Can I make partial tax payments?
Yes.  Partial tax payments  or pre-payments are accepted by check or cash at any time throughout the year.  Pre-payments are held as credits and applied to reduce your next bill.  Partial payments on past due bills help reduce the amount of interest you pay.  Interest will continue to accrue until paid in full.

What is the tax rate?
The current tax rate for the 2023 tax year is $15.42 per $1,000 of assessed value.   The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration sets the towns' Tax Rate sometime in the month of October/November.  The new rate will be shown on the bill that is mailed to you in November. 

The Town's total (or combined) tax rate consists of four components: Municipal, County, Local School and State Education.  The breakdown is as follows:

Entity 2023 2022 2021 2020
Municipal $ 5.25 $ 5.11 $ 4.94 $ 4.84
County $ 1.37 $ 1.11 $ 1.16 $ 1.16
Local School $ 6.91 $ 6.83 $ 6.53 $ 6.60
State Education $ 1.89 $ 1.36 $ 1.84 $ 1.87
Total Tax Rate $15.42 $14.41 $14.47 $14.47

Can I view the current status of my tax bills?
Yes.  You can view the current status of your tax bill by visiting our Tax Kiosk, available on-line 24/7.  Simply enter the last name of the property owner or property address.  You can view and/or print the current information.  If there is a balance due, interest will be shown.  

If you have an anticipated date of payment CLICK on CHANGE DATE at the top of the screen and interest will be re-calculated.  Please keep in mind once due dates have passed, the postal stamp on your envelope (if mailing your taxes) is considered the payment date.

The Tax Kiosk is typically updated nightly during property tax season; weekly thereafter.

What is the tax year?
            The NH Tax year runs from April 1 of the current year to March 31 of the following year. 

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 after the due 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. 

You may confirm your current amount due (including interest) by visiting our Tax Kiosk.

My taxes are paid by escrow.  Why did I receive a bill?
As the owner of the property, we are required to send you a bill. Your bill contains information that you, as the property owner, need to know such as the tax rate and the assessed value of your property. If your taxes are paid out of an escrow account, please do not remit payment to the town as this will be handled by your financial institution.

When can I expect a Sewer/Water Bill?
Properties in the Village District will receive an annual sewer bill some time during the late summer (typically September).  Inquiries regarding meter readings and billed amounts should be made to the Sewer Commissioners.

Note:  Sewer/Water payments must always be on a separate check from all other payments made to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office.  The due date will always be a Tuesday or Thursday (a day we are open) and at least 30 days after the bill was issued. 

Whom do I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions regarding payment of your tax bill, please call the Tax Collector's Office at 603.284.7113.  If you have any questions regarding your assessment or questions on applying for a veterans credit or elderly exemption please call the Selectmen's Office at 603-284-7701