Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town Clerk & Tax Collector
Marisa Russo
Deputy Town Clerk & Tax Collector
Melissa "Missy" Rowe
603-942-5586 Ext. 2001


Transfer Station 2022 Stickers are RED. Expire 12/2022. 3 per household, REGISTRATION REQUIRED (we will not look it up) Replacement cost is $5.00 "trade in you car & forget to remove RED sticker or it gets lost"

Tax Bills were mailed Thursday 5/19. Due date July 5th. Click on link for information if you are having trouble paying property taxes

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Business Hours:
    Office is CLOSED
Monday & Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
   Monday May 30
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm
   Memorial Day
Friday-Sunday (to the public) Closed

Click on icon you want, you will have the option to add other "items" in same cart: You NOW can pay by ACH or DEBIT/CREDIT card!

Vehicle Renewal
Dog Tag Renewal
Certified Copy
Tax Bill Invoice
New Car Cost




Visa, Master Card,

Discover ONLY

Temporary Plates are NOT ISSUED here, you need to go to a "DMV"

Boats are registered/renewed in our office: A $5.00 agent fee is added. Send renewal & payment to the State to avoid FEE

CONGRATULATIONS to all Dog winners in 2022

Dogs are licensed after 1st rabies shot (age 4 months and up). Come in and see our Wall of Dogs!

DOG FINES & CIVIL FORFEITURES are to be paid at the Town Clerks Office (NOT police station or upstairs at Town Hall)

DROP BOX available 24/7 located next to our office door: Use Check, Money Order or Certified Check (Include phone #) for:

  • Vehicle renewals (copy of notice or plate number on memo line) 
  • Taxes (copy of bill or property address on memo line). Pre-payments the same
  • Dog renewal (tag number or dog name on memo line). NEW DOG & Cost Information (CLICK HERE)                 
    State filing June 1-*June 10- June 10th office will be open 3pm-5pm POSTER information FOR FILING HERE
    • Information Regarding Elections (NH SOS Office), click HERE
    • State Absentee Ballot Application (Primary 9/13 & General 11/8), Click HERE
    • Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)-that was on file, EXPIRED 12/31/21 *you need to submit a new FPCA for 2022 elections for UOCAVA *Application is not sent automatically, Click HERE
    • Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), Click HERE

    Returned Check Policy Click Here 

    Marriage License $50 Click Here


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    Frequently Asked Questions
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    To pay your property taxes you can drop off a check/money order/certified check in the silver drop box next to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's door or mail payment to Town Clerk/Tax Collector, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261

    *Credit/Debit Cards ONLY accepted in person (3% fee will be added). NO American Express

    To register to vote prior to the elections, you have two options:

    When registering in person:  Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile would bring that proof when they come to register.
    If you are unable to meet in person, you can register via Absentee Registration (see below) you must complete all forms and submit to the Town Clerk by mail or email.

    Note, to register via absentee only, and not request an absentee ballot, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.

    Click the link below for Absentee Ballot information.  Once completed drop off in the silver drop-box outside the Town Clerk's office or mail to 818 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261.

    New Hampshire law (RSA 466:1) requires all dogs to be licensed at four months of age. The license renewal period is January 1 through April 30. When you register a dog, you must show proof that the dog has a valid rabies vaccination.

    In addition to registering dogs by drop box at the town hall or by mail, you may also license online through the "online transaction picture box"  on the Town Clerk’s page of this website.

    If submitting payment by mail or drop box, please enclose a copy of the current rabies vaccination information and/or neutering certificate if applicable (this will be sent back to you), a check/money order made payable to the Town of Northwood, mail to:

    Town of Northwood-Town Clerk
    818 First NH Tpke
    Northwood, NH 03261

    Dog License Fees:

    • $9.00 for unaltered dogs
    • $6.50 for spayed or neutered dogs
    • $2.00 for 1st dog only with an owner over 65 (will need owners date of birth)
    • $20.00 for group license of 5 or more dogs

    Dog License Late Fees:

    In addition to the license fees provided in RSA 466:4, there shall be a charge of $1.00 for each month if said fees are not paid before June 1st in any year. For an example, June 1st- $1.00 late fee in addition to regular fees, July 1st - $2.00 late fee in addition to regular fees, August 1st $3.00 in addition to regular fees and so on.

    Please contact the Town Clerk's office to update our records if you no longer own a dog in order to avoid receiving past due letters and late fees.

    There are 3 options at this time: Registration and stickers will be mailed to you

    1. Renew Online through the EB2 Gov website-this will require your routing and account number from checking account: Online Vehicle Registration
    2. Mail your renewal notice or a copy of your registration(s) with check, money order or certified check to:

      Town of Northwood
      818 First NH Turnpike
      Northwood, NH 03261

    3. Drop off a check, money order or certified check in the silver drop box which is located next to the Town Clerk’s door.  Please include your renewal notice, copy of your registration(s)s or plate number(s) on memo line, in order for the renewal to be processed. 

    Please fill out the application below and submit it with your original registration.  The cost is $4.00 for one plate or $8.00 for two plates.  This can be done at the Town Clerk’s office or you can mail a check to:

    Dept of Motor Vehicles
    23 Hazen Drive
    Concord, NH 03305

    Application For Replacement Plates and/or Decals

    Submit an Application for Replacement Plates and/or Decals, along with your current registration.

    The cost is $4.00 at the Town or $1.00 at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Submit an Application for Copy of Registration.

    The cost is $18.00 at the Town or $15.00 at the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

    Submit an Application for Copy of Registration AND Application for Replacement Plates and/or Decals.

    The cost is $22.00 at the Town or $16.00 at the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

    You either need the owners prior NH registration or you will need to get a VIN verification done from the Police Dept. or an Authorized NH Inspection Station.  Please call 603-942-8284 to arrange for an Officer to verify your VIN at your residence.  

    Verification of Vehicle Identification

    You will need to provide your photo ID, Bill of Sale and one of the three options below:

    1. Certificate of Origin
    2. VIN Verification Form
    3. Prior Owners NH Registration

    Verification of Vehicle Identification

    Complete an Application for Duplicate Title submit it along with a fee of $25.00 to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Note the Town does not process duplicate titles.

    Department of Motor Vehicles
    25 Hazen Drive
    Concord, NH 03305

    Please complete the Application for Vanity Plates in its entirety.  You must also determine if the Vanity Plate of your choice is available prior to meeting with the Town Clerk's office.  The cost is $48.00 for the first year and $40.00 annually thereafter.  

    NH Department of Motor Vehicles Vanity Plates Information Page


    You must provide your photo ID along with proof of residency to the Town Clerk.  Examples include:

    • Copy of deed
    • Rental agreement
    • Utility bill

    The Record Change Request will need to be completed and submitted along with your registration request.  If you do not need to process a registration but you would like to change your address with the DMV, you only need to mail the application to:

    Department of Motor Vehicles
    23 Hazen Drive
    Concord, NH 03305

    The NH Tax Kiosk is a website configured by the Town to provide a method by which you can easily access property tax information on the Internet at any time of day without having to contact the Tax Collector.  Click below to access the NH Tax Kiosk: NOTE at this time, payments can not be made online.

    New Hampshire Tax Kiosk

    Make your request through the Town's website below.  The Town Clerk's office will mail the certificate to you.  You must email the Town Clerk's office a copy of your photo ID. 

    Vital Records Request

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION: your check may take several days before it comes back to us for NSF (Non-Sufficient Funds), Unable to Locate, Account Closed etc.

    1. Your returned/bounced check and documentation from the bank is forwarded to the Finance Director
    2. Finance will contact customer/resident by mail to make repayment plus a $25.00 penalty fee. PAYMENT CAN ONLY be in a form of a Bank Check, Money Order or Cash
    3. NO response, a certified letter is sent for repayment *also the certified mailing fee will now be added to previous amount and penalty
    4. NO response-check/documentation is turned over to the Northwood Police Department for collection