Welcome To The Town Of Strafford Website
From here you can access pay-on-line options with the Town Clerk and Tax Collector -- Selectman, Planning Board and Conservation meeting times, dates and minutes -- Tax and Property Assessor information -- current news -- and much more!
We strive to give you as much information as possible on this site. If you see areas for improvement, please let us know. You can call us at 603-664-2192 x102 or send us an email.
STRAFFORD TOWN HALL
12 Mountainview Drive
Strafford, NH 03884
PH: 603-664-2192 FAX: 603-664-7276
To View a List of Town Hall Holidays and Closed Dates - Click Here
URGENT NOTICE FROM THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE
The DMV has announced a delay in implementation of the VISION Computer System. As a result, all DMV offices will now be open as usual on Tuesday, February 21st. The Strafford Town Clerk will be open during regular business hours on Tuesday and Wednesday this week for all transactions INCLUDING motor vehicle transactions.
Please feel free to visit the DMV website at www.nh.gov/dmv for updates concerning this implementation.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE PLANNING BOARD
PLEASE REVIEW IN PREPARATION FOR 2017 TOWN MEETING
1. From the Planning Board - Click here
2. Proposed changes to Zoning and Land Use Ordinances, Warrant Article 2 - Click here
3. Proposed changes to the Zoning and Land Use Ordinances and Building Regulations,
Warrant Articles 3, 4 and 5 - Click here
FROM THE SELECTMEN'S OFFICE
2017 STRAFFORD TOWN BUDGET & WARRANT
To review the 2017 Strafford Town Budget - click here (will follow)
To review the 2017 Strafford Town Warrant - click here
Supervisors of the Checklist in Strafford
Supervisors of the Strafford Checklist will be sitting at the Town Office on Saturday, March 4, 2017, between 11:00-11:30am for additions and corrections of checklist per RSA 654:27, 28; 669:5. Change in party registration may be accepted. If you are registering as a new voter, a photo ID, proof of citizenship, age and residency in Strafford needs to be provided. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until Town election day, March 14, 2017, except as provided in RSA 659:12; 654:8, II.
SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA FOR THE BALANCE OF FEBRUARY
The Selectmen will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. at the Strafford Town Hall. Please note: The Business portion of the meeting (i.e. regular operations, review of bills and correspondence) is held from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM. and the other business and/or appointments will follow, commencing at 6:00 PM.
DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR OPENING
The Town of Strafford is looking for a new Deputy Tax Collector. Hours are flexible; approximately five and one half hours per week, but must be available for more as needed, with potential for growth. Candidate must have strong customer service and computer skills as well as general accounting knowledge. Please forward resume to: Judith Dupre’, firstname.lastname@example.org. All resumes must be received by March 1st. Interviews will be scheduled in March.
NOTE FROM THE PLANNING OFFICE
Strafford Regional Planning Commission has begun the process to update the Town of Strafford’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The fifth meeting with the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 3:30PM at the Town Hall at 12 Mountain View Drive. At the fifth meeting, the committee will review mitigation strategies, the implementation plan, and the plan adoption process.
All citizens, businesses, municipal officials, and interested parties from Strafford and other communities are welcome to attend the meeting. If you are unavailable to attend, please forward any ideas or concerns to: Liz Durfee, Senior Regional Planner, Strafford Regional Planning Commission at 603-994-3500 or email@example.com or to Scott Whitehouse, Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This update of the 2012 Plan is funded by FEMA under contract to Strafford Regional Planning Commission and is a collaborative planning process with the Town.
A NOTE FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE
The tax bills were mailed to Strafford Property Owners on Wednesday, November 23rd, and are due on Wednesday, December 28th
The New Tax Rate 2016
Town - $2.70
County - $2.72
School (local) - $13.63
School (state) - $2.20
TOTAL = $21.25
FROM THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE…….
ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS
We are looking for a special photograph that represents Strafford for the cover of the 2016 Town Report. Historic black and white photos or current digital images are welcome. The ideal photo would be of a special place or view in Strafford. Along with the photo, please include in your submission the location, name of photographer (if known), any significant background information in the case of an old photograph, and a statement of permission to print your photograph. Attach a digital image to an email directed to email@example.com. Non-digital photos may be dropped off at the Town Hall. We will scan and return them.
2016 Town Meeting Minutes - Click here
You can now register your snowmobiles,
OHRV's and get fishing and hunting licenses at the Strafford Town Hall!
See Judy at the Tax collectors window and she will be happy to help you,
or call 603-664-2192 x103 if you have any questions.
Retire your used and old flags at the Strafford Town Hall.
This program is presented by Boy Scout Troop 23 - Click here for details
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STRAFFORD PROPERTY OWNERS
The Town's assessing Agent and Assistant will be continuing the process of verifying data on properties that have sold in the past (2) years, in addition to the appraisal of all new construction for ad velorem tax purposes and to check construction that was not complete as of April 2015. Data verification of all properties within the Town boundaries will continue to be done on a cyclical basis. Please give them your cooperation in this process.
Please be advised that refusing entry to an assessing agent could jeopardize your right to appeal on your assessment.
Statistical Revaluation Update
In accordance with New Hampshire State law and with appropriations voted at the 2016 Town Meeting, Strafford has been in the process of undergoing a Statistical Revaluation of all real properties within the Town boundaries. KRT, the firm contracted to complete this work, is nearly finished. In early to mid-September property owners will receive a letter from KRT notifying them of their property’s current assessed value. The letter will also outline the process to follow should owners believe their property value is inaccurate. Informal meetings to discuss property values will be held in mid to late September at the Town Hall; the letter will direct property owners how to schedule an appointment should that be desired. The Town website, www.strafford.nh.gov, will have updated information concerning the process as it becomes available. As always, should there be any questions about the process, please feel free to call the Town Office at 664-2192 ext 107.
2016 Statistical Revaluation
The attached information has been provided to the Town of Strafford by KRT who conducted the 2016 Statistical Revaluation. It should be helpful in understanding how the revaluation was conducted and in assisting taxpayers in reading property tax cards. Property tax cards are available at the Town Office, by request. Further revaluation information is available at the Town Hall or from the KRT website.