Town Clerk / Tax Collector

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Due to the COVID-19 (Corona) Virus all town owned buildings are closed to the public at this time.  The Town Clerk's office will continue to process registrations, tax payments, dog licenses, vital records, etc., and will rely on your cooperation to do so.

You can conduct transactions via USPS, online through E-Registrations, or by dropping your required paperwork & payment in the black drop box outside the Town Hall's front doors.  An exterior access window has been installed but will only be used on a case by case basis for transactions that cannot be handled by the methods stated above.  Please use the tools provided to you on our webpage to assist with your questions prior to calling. The Special Forms and Help Guides link is very useful. The Forms Library link contains many DMV forms. If you are still unable to find what you are looking for please call to discuss your situation with Liz or Barbara.  

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The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection of property taxes, as well as timber tax, current use change tax, and excavation tax as directed by the Board of Selectmen through tax warrants.

It also serves as a Municipal Agent for the State, issuing vehicle registrations, boat registrations, title applications, plates, and decals. 

In addition, this office is responsible for the administration of elections and oaths of office, accepting voter registration form requests, processing dog licenses, maintaining vital records and issuing marriage/civil union licenses, processing Department of Environmental Services wetlands applications, and is custodian of all Town records.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Elizabeth Lufkin Town Clerk/Tax Collector (2020) (603) 887-3636 Ext. 108
Barbara Cannon Deputy Town Clerk (603) 887-3636 Ext. 108
Joseph M. Hagan Selectmen's Liaison (603) 887-3636 Ext. 114