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Town Clerk/Tax Collector


M, W, TH, F - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat & Sun - Closed
Closed the third Wednesday of every month.

Mailing Address

Town of Barnstead, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
108 South Barnstead Road
PO Box 11
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Phone: 603-269-4631; Fax: 603-269-4072


Payments, Creating Tax Bills, Adjustments, Credits, Liens, Warrants, Timber Tax, Mortgage Foreclosure, Bankruptcy Payments, Deeding.

Visit the Barnstead Tax Kiosk to view property tax bills online.

Motor Vehicles

New Registrations, Renewals, Transfers, Plates, Decals, Reports
Cost: Determined according to the vehicle's year, make, base list price and gross weight.
Visit the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office or the State of New Hampshire Web Site for forms.

Boat Registrations

Boat registrations can be done in the Town Clerk's Office. Please bring your renewal form from the State or your expired boat registration from the previous year.

Dog Licensing, Rabies Update Reports

Civil forfeiture has begun for all unlicensed dogs. Any dog whose license is not renewed before July 20 shall be subject to a civil forfeiture fine of at least $30 per dog. Please register your dog(s) by July 20 to avoid any additional charges. After June 1, a late charge of $1 per month will be applied.

License Type Fee
Spayed/Neutered $6.50
Intact $9.00
Puppy up to 7 months old $6.50
Owner 65+ spayed/neutered/intact $2.00 first animal only
$6.50 every animal thereafter

Dog Licenses are due to be updated every year by April 30th.

Vital Statistics

Document Fee
Birth Certificate $15.00 per record for search fee.
Death Certificate $15.00 per record for search fee.
Marriage License $50.00 per application.
Marriage Certificate $15.00 per certified copy after marriage.
$10.00 per subsequent copy if ordered at the same time.
Civil Union Abstract $15.00 per record.

Establishing Residency

Department of Environmental Services

Wetland applications are submitted to the Town Clerk. Forms can be obtained from the NHDES Wetlands Bureau or at the Town Clerk's office.

Town Records

The Town Clerk is the keeper of all Town Records which include:

  • Town Committee Minutes
  • Town Reports
  • Town Meetings
  • Voter Registration
Election Ballot Request
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Returned Checks

Town fee of $31.85.

Fee Charge
Certified Mail $3.50
Return Receipt $2.80
Postage $.55
Return Check Fee $25.00
NSF Charge $31.85

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