2016 Tax Bills – Pay Online

2016 PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

The tax bills for the 2016 property taxes were mailed out this week(11/28/2016). The base rate is $9.50, which is slightly lower than last year. If you are located within a precinct, your rate will be higher than this depending on your location.

Please note the following:

  1. We accept cash or check payable to the Tax Collector.
  2. NEW for 2016 – PAY ONLINE WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD! Go to bartlett.nhtaxkiosk.com and follow the instructions.
  3. Payments are due by December 31, 2016, after which interest begins to accrue.
  4. The Tax Collector hours are Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 8am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm and Sat. 8am-11am. CLOSED Thurs. and Sun.
  5. You must include a self-addressed STAMPED envelope and a copy of the bill if you want a receipt mailed back to you.
  6. If you have a change of address, please use the form on the website and be sure ALL listed property owners sign the change form.
  7. If you have a question about the Assessed Value, please send your inquiry in writing to the Selectmen’s Office. It will then be forwarded to the Assessor. Please remember that the bill reflects the status of the property as of April 1, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  The first requirement for eligibility for any credits and exemptions is that your Bartlett property must be your PRIMARY DOMICILE OR RESIDENCE.  There are other qualifications after that depending on what you are applying for, but this must be where you claim is your primary residence.

FIRE PERMITS UPDATE 11/3/2016

FIRE PERMITS AND THE WEATHER

We have received some beneficial precipitation over the past 30 days or so that has helped reduce the fire danger but we are still running a fairly high precipitation deficit. With this beneficial rainfall, we are again issuing Category 3 fire permits for burning brush. There are certain responsibilities the permittee must adhere to which are:

You must be the property owner or have written permission before you obtain a permit.

A brush pile SHALL be at least 50’ away from any structure and located in a suitable area.

A brush pile MUST be of reasonable size.  If not it must be broken down into manageable piles.

You SHALL have an adequate water supply on the site before lighting the brush pile.

You SHALL be at the fire at all times attending to the fire.

The fire SHALL be extinguished with WATER before leaving it unattended.

The brush pile CAN NOT be lit until 5PM every day UNLESS ACTIVELY RAINING. If you lit your brush pile while it is raining and it stops, the fire SHALL BE EXTINGUISHED.

We ask if you do have a fire of any Category on your property, never leave it unattended, make sure you have adequate water supply to extinguish the fire before lighting it, and please make certain to completely extinguish the fire with water before leaving it unattended!!

You, the permittee, are 100% responsible and liable for all damages caused by your fire and are completely responsible for the costs of extinguishing any fire that is not properly extinguished, left unattended, or gets out of your control.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Thank you for your help & cooperation in keeping our Town and woods safe,

L. Patrick Roberts, Forest Warden/Fire Chief 603-383-9555