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Tax Collector
Contact TypeContact Information
Patty Chase
Finance Director/Tax Collector
City of Berlin
168 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570
(603) 752-6350
(603) 752-8586
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 4:30PM
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Jan Gagnon
Assistant Comptroller
Kristia Davis
Senior Collections Clerk
Sherry Young
Account Clerk
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Balance cash and all accounts collected on a daily basis.
  • Balance all accounts on a monthly basis and year end basis.  Prepare year-end reports for the City and the Department of Revenue.
  • Process NH Motor Vehicle Registrations and all related reports and inventories.
  • Process and mail property tax bills.
  • Prepare and mail delinquent notices for property taxes, sewer fees, current use, timber, excavation and special warrants.  Notice includes all prior years’ liens.
  • Coordinate and prepare all remaining unpaid accounts for impending lien notices to be mailed via certified mail.  If the accounts are not paid by the due date, a tax lien is executed against the property, with a copy sent to the Registry of Deeds to be recorded.  When the tax lien is paid in full, a redemption report is mailed to the Registry of Deeds so the lien can be released.
  • Prepare deeding notices for tax lien accounts that are approaching the due date.  These are sent via certified mail.  
  • Initiate tax deeds to the City for not-payment of tax liens; deeds then sent to the Registry of Deeds for recording. Preparing Opportunity to Repurchase letters and processing payments received.
  • Daily telephone calls from banks, mortgage companies, attorneys, real estate offices and the general public requesting tax information pay off figures and other information.
  • Prepare paperwork on bankruptcies and foreclosures in order to keep an accurate record of outstanding taxes due.
  • Prepare electronic files for banks and tax service companies for payment of property taxes.

City of Berlin 168 Main Street Berlin, NH 03570 (603) 752-7532
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