Town of Northwood NH

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

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


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Need 20 day plates-Go to a DMV 


NEW comment/suggestion in box located in lobby next to our window

Drop Box 24/7 outside next to door: Pay with Check/Money Order/Bank Check-NO CASH 

  • Vehicle renewal (notice, copy "this will be sent back" or plate number on memo line & phone #)
  • Taxes (copy of bill or property address on memo line & phone #) Same with pre-payments
  • Dog renewal (current tag # or dog name on memo line & phone #) NEW DOG (Application here)
  • Vital record $15 first copy-Additional $10 (Application here) Photo ID & phone # required

-Come see our DOG wall of FURRY RESIDENTS-  

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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. Please put address or Map/Lot/Sub number on memo line.

You may also mail payment to Town Clerk/Tax Collector, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261. Please put address or Map/Lot/Sub number on memo line.

*Credit/Debit Cards accepted on line: Visa, Master Card, Discover & American Express (2.79% fee plus a transaction fee)              *Credit/Debit Cards accepted in our office: Visa, Master Card & Discover ONLY (3% fee)

To register to vote prior for an election, 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 at the town Clerks Office. 

Register at the polls on Election Day.

Click the link below for Absentee Ballot information.  Once completed drop off your application in the silver drop-box outside the Town Clerk's office or mail to 818 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261. You may also hand in person during business hours to the clerk.

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.

Register your dog(s) by drop box at the town hall, by mail, in person or you may also license online through the Town Clerk’s website page.

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 "NOT the dog")
  • $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. June/July if a dog is not renewed a fine is added $25 on top of registration and late fees.

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 with a 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 the DMV and the cost is less:

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 prior owners 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 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 ($40 for vanity and the $8 initial cost of plate) 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

New Hampshire Tax Kiosk

Make your request through the Town's website below.  The Town Clerk's office will mail the certificate to you or you can arrange to pick it up.  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