Town Clerk/Tax Collector
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Processing Time for Online Payments
It takes 5-7 days for the Town to receive your online request. Once processed, allow for mail delivery. Motor Vehicle renewals made after the 15th of the month could result in expired registrations.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STATE DMV HAS EXTENDED ALL 20 DAY PLATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 26, 2020 FROM THE STATE DMV OR QUALIFYING DEALERSHIPS THROUGH MAY 31, 2020.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING A VEHICLE DURING THE PANDEMIC
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER A PAYMENT MORE THAN ONCE IF YOU GET AN ERROR OR HAVE ANY ISSUES PROCESSING IT THE FIRST TIME.
YOUR PAYMENT MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH AND IF YOU DO IT AGAIN, MULTIPLE PAYMENTS WILL BE TAKEN FROM YOUR ACCOUNT
AND IT TAKES 5-7 DAYS FOR A REFUND TO AN ACH.
IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT INTERWARE AT 603-673-7155, THEY ARE THE PROVIDER FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS
AND CAN TELL YOU IF YOUR PAYMENT WENT THROUGH OR NOT.
Office of the Town Clerk
The office of Town Clerk is the keeper of all vital records, various documents and minutes of all committees and boards. These records are kept accurately and efficiently, such that the best interests of the citizens and the town of Raymond are served.
The office of Town Clerk also administers and conducts elections in accordance with state and local laws.
The office of Town Clerk is responsible for the issuance of the following: marriage licenses, dog licenses, vehicle registrations, boat registrations, tax bills, vital records, purchase of town trash bags, payment of dog fines and payment of parking tickets.
Real ID Drivers License
Will your license FLY? Soon, federally compliant identification will be required to board domestic flights and enter some federal facilities. New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers REAL ID driver licenses and non-driver identification cards that are fully compliant with the federal requirements. For more information CLICK HERE
Message to New Residents:
When it is time to renew your registration, or you moved from out of state please come to the Town Clerk's office at 4 Epping Street and fill out a residency form. Please have available:
If you purchased a home, bring a utility bill such as Comcast, or electric in your name showing your new address.
If you are renting you will need a Lease Agreement that has the owner’s signature and the new residents signature (if there are multiple parties, then all parties need to sign the Lease Agreement), or an Notarized authorization form signed by the owner of the property verifying that you are living at that address.
Office of the Tax Collector
Pursuant to RSA 540:1-b the following affidavit is required to be filed with the Town Clerk:
Property Owner Designated Respondent Affidavit
Property Tax Information
The office of Tax Collector is responsible for the issuance of all taxes assessed to property owners such as property, current use, yield, and excavation taxes. The office collects all monies owed on taxes current and past due. The office is charged with the liening and deeding process on all past due taxes as prescribed by the R.S.A.'s.
The Town of Raymond issues tax bills twice a year to cover the tax year of April 1 to March 31. The first bill is mailed by June 1st and is due by July 1st. The amount due for the first bill is an estimate using the previous year's tax rate. (The first half tax bill covers from April 1 to September 30). The second bill is mailed by November 1st and is due December 1st. The amount due for the second bill has the new tax rate applied to the current assessed value, which is based on the status of the property as of April 1st. (The second half tax bill covers from October 1 to March 31). The tax rate is set in the fall of each year by the State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. Once your property tax bill is mailed, partial payments are acceptable, however, interest at 8% per annum is charged on any unpaid balance of the tax bills not paid by the due date.
The office of Town Clerk/Tax Collector is opened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays 8:00 am to 4:15 pm and Thursday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (beginning on November 9th, 2017).
If anyone has any questions or concerns, they may call the office at 895-7024, 895-7025, or 895-7026.
New DMV Regulations:
All registrations must be signed by the "first" person on the registration before coming in to do any motor vehicle registrations.
If you are coming in to do a registration for someone else, you will need a letter from the "first" person listed on the registration or the blue title paperwork. The letter must state the year, make, model and VIN number of the vehicle that you are going to register for them, signed and dated.
Registrations And Titles:
Copies of lost registrations (RDMV 111) can be purchased at any State of NH DMV substation for $15.00 or you may purchase one at the Town Clerk's Office for $18.00. If your name does not appear on the registration, then you will not be able to obtain a duplicate copy.
Note: If you are NOT the owner of a vehicle you are renewing (meaning your name is NOT on the registration), you CANNOT obtain a duplicate registration.If you ARE the owner and you lost your registration, you will need to bring in the plate number of the vehicle you are renewing, and your drivers license.
For a duplicate of a lost title (TDMV 18), you need to fill out an application for duplicate title and submit it (along with $25.00) to the Title Bureau in Concord. The applications are available at all MV substations or at the Raymond Town Office.
Plates Or Decals:
You can order replacements (RDMV 111) for either one or both plates and /or decals at any State of NH DMV substation or the Town Clerk's Office. If requesting two (2) new plates, you will need to bring in both plates.
New Residents or Raymond Residents Moving Within Raymond:
If you have never paid a registration permit fee to the Town of Raymond, NH or have not done so for more than a couple of years, you are not established as a resident in our database and will not be able to register a vehicle without establishing your residency. To do that, you'll need to bring in your current driver's license, registration and/or title depending on the situation, along with the documents listed below.
If your name is on the deed of the property where you live, you will need a utility bill in your name. Utility bills accepted are: Comcast, Gas or Oil Bill, Eversource or NH Coop Electric bill.
If your name is not on the deed, and you rent, you will need a utility bill in your name, or a lease agreement, or written statement from the owner listed on the deed of the property.
If you are living with someone who rents or leases from the owner listed on the deed of a property, you will need a lease agreement or written statement from the owner listed on the deed of the property.
Also as a reminder, if you have just moved to NH, you have 60 days to apply for a NH Driver's License by NH State Law (RSA 263:35). If you do not apply for a NH Drivers License within the 60 days, you will not be allowed to renew your vehicle registration, or register any other vehicles.
For renewal of a vehicle registered in a different NH City/Town last year you must bring your current registration in to our office to renew, along with proof of residency. See above.
Changing Your Out-of-State Registered Vehicle to New Hampshire:
For 1999 or older vehicles you need to bring:
Proof of residence in Raymond (see above New Residents) and a photo ID such as your Driver's License.
The date of birth of any co-owners
Your current out-of-state registration
Either your out-of-state Title or a NH VIN Verification (TDMV 19A) which can be obtained at any State MV substation or City/Town Hall.
For 2000 or newer vehicles, you need to bring:
Proof of residence in Raymond (see above New Residents), and a photo ID such as your Driver's License.
Any co-owner will also need to be present
Your out-of-state Title
Your out-of-state registration
The current mileage on your vehicle
The name and mailing address of your lien holder (if you have one).
Effective January 2015, ALL vehicles manufactured from 2000 to present will ALWAYS be titled.
If you have an out of state lien holder that retains your title, or you are leasing your vehicle, you will need to come into the Town Clerk's Office with:
Proof of residency in Raymond (an official piece of mail such as a utility bill recently mailed to you at your new address, or a signed lease, and a photo ID such as your Driver's License)
All owners to the vehicle must be present to sign the NH Title application.
Your out-of-state registration
The mileage on your vehicle when you purchased it
The name and mailing address of your lien holder or lessor.
if leasing, your leasing papers showing who the lessees are.
We will prepare the NH Title Application for you, and issue you plates and a NH registration. We will mail the Title application to Concord to start the process of changing your Out of State title to a NH title. We will give you a copy of the NH title application. We do suggest you notify your Lien Holder or Lessor that you have moved to NH, and the State of NH Title Bureau will be requesting the Out of State Title. This will give them time to prepare and mail it to the NH Title Bureau.
New State Rules
When putting a new (used) vehicle on the road or back on the road once a registration has expired if the person on the registration is not the one coming in to register the vehicle, you will need a letter from the person on the registration giving the person who is coming in to register it permission.
For campers and trailer registrations: If they have never been registered in NH before we will need all information on them, example: year, make, model, color, vin # (if over 3,001 lbs also need vin verification and title depending on the year), axles, msrp brand new and gross vehicle weight (total weight of trailer/camper and total load it can hold). Call the office if you have any further questions to make sure you have all the proper documentation with you before coming in.
Please note that anyone under the age of 18 is required to have form DSMV38 signed by either an insurance company covering the minor child or a parent who would take full financial responsibility for the child should he/she be in an accident. Motor vehicle form dsmv 38 is required every time a motor vehicle transaction is processed, such as, (title, renewal, lost plate, lost registration, etc). You may come into the town office and request form DSMV 38 as you need it.
Raymond residents who are not already a registered voter, may register to vote at the Town Clerk's office, or at the polls on an election day. Please bring a photo ID and proof of Raymond residency when registering to vote. Additional paperwork may be required, if no photo ID or proof of residency is available, per RSA 654:12.
Voting on Election Day:
For more information on voting and registering to vote, please click here: http://sos.nh.gov
To check on the status of your absentee ballot, this is the new URL: http://sos.nh.gov/VoteInforLook.aspx
A list of registered voters in the Town of Raymond is available in the lobby of the town office.
No appointment is needed, however we stop processing marriage licenses 1 hour prior to close of business.
The requirements to obtain a marriage license in the state of NH are as follows:
1. Both parties must be present.
2. Picture I.D.'s must be presented
3. If under the age of 18, we need a driver's license, court waiver, and birth certificate.
4. Second marriages, we need to see certified final divorce decrees or certified death certificate.
5. The fee is $50.00 payable at the time of filing.
6. Social Security numbers need to be on the marriage license.
7. The license is valid for 90 days.
You do not need to get married in the town that issues the license. Once you are married, the Officiant sends the Town Clerk the information regarding the wedding. You then may request a marriage certificate at the town clerk's office. The cost is $15.00.
You must arrive at least one hour before closing since this is a lengthy process.
The Town of Raymond is pleased to announce that you can request Vital Records (Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate) online using your checking account routing number or Visa, Master Card, Discover and AMEX. The instructions are explained below.
You need to make your request in writing on the form you access through the Vital Records link. You must be a member of the immediate family (no cousins, no in-laws) or have a direct and tangible interest in the record. The cost of the certified copy is $15.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for any subsequent copies ordered at the same time for the same person. You will need to give the name of the registrant and date of the event. Also, you must state your relationship or your interest in the record. As of 1/1/05 NH State Law requires identification when requesting a certified record or search. When requesting a record, you will need to send a copy of your picture ID by mail or scan in your picture ID and email it to the address provided in the Vital Records link. Please note that no request will be done without the proper information and ID.
In Raymond we are able to obtain birth records for the entire state from 1935 to the present date,(with the exception of 1949 and 1950) death records from 1965 to the present, and marriage records from 1960 to the present, and divorce records from 1979 to the present date.
You also may contact the State of NH Bureau of Vital Records at 6 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301 if you are not sure where the event occurred. They have records for the entire state. Their telephone number is 603-271-4650 and they can accommodate your request using a mastercard or visa.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOWN OF RAYMOND DOES NOT PERFORM ANCESTRY RESEARCH. IN ORDER TO REQUEST A CERTIFIED COPY OF A VITAL RECORD YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT DATE THE EVENT HAPPENED, EX: BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE, DIVORCE.
An Application for Vital Record Certificate form must be completed, along with a legible copy of the requestor's driver's license (only immediate family members can request) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Dog LicensePer RSA 466:1 all dogs over the age of 4 months shall annually be licensed and wear the license tag around the collar.
Dog Licensing Online and In Person
Initial licenses are not prorated. The license fees are as follows: spayed or neutered $6.50. Not spayed or neutered $9.00. Senior citizen $2.00 (one (1) dog only). According to RSA 466:13 and RSA 466:1, a $1.00 per month late charge is charged June 1st of each year. After June 20th, pursuant to RSA 466:13 Forfeiture, upon instruction from the Board of Selectmen, the Raymond Police Department will issue a $25.00 civil forfeiture for failure to license and pursuant to RSA 466:14 Warrants, the costs of certified mail service not exceed $7.00, shall be recovered. After that, failure to license will result in a summons to the Candia District Court.