News from the Town Clerk & Tax Collector

  • 2018 Part I tax bills will be in the mail on May 24 with a due date of July 5. (Residents can look up their tax bills by going to www.NHTaxKiosk.com, clicking on Mason and searching by name, PID, etc. It is not interactive and you cannot pay bills online, but it shows everything that your tax bill shows, and you can print the information.)
  • The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Wednesday, May 23, for a conference, and also on the last Saturday this month, May 26, for Memorial Day weekend. Please plan accordingly.
  • If you have not licensed your dog(s) for 2018, please do so now. Beginning June 1, a late fee of $1 per dog per month will begin and civil forfeitures will be issued mid-June. Please remember that this is the law to register your dog(s), not just the town looking for the fee.

Travel advisory for Darling Hill Rd. (Monday)

The Highway Department will be grinding the paved portion of Darling Hill Road on Monday, and possibly Tuesday if necessary. The road will be passable, but motorists should expect delays. Anyone doing business in the town offices can use the parking lots designated for the police department and school.

Paving should follow within a few weeks.

Property assessor in Mason on Tuesday and Wednesday

This week Kristopher Fowler of Granite State Municipal Services will be in Mason visiting 34 properties for accuracy of data. (Affected property owners received a yellow postcard in the mail.) Kris drives a white Chevy Trax with NH plates (T-52) and “Granite State Municipal Services” magnets on the doors. The Mason Police Department is aware that he is working in Mason, and can verify this information.

Absentee ballot voting for the Mar. 13 town elections

Town elections are on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Ballot voting will decide:

If you do not anticipate that you will be present to vote in person:

  1. Request an absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF). Complete the form, and deliver it to the Town Clerk’s office by mail, email (scanned copy), or fax. You can also deliver it in person during open hours for the Town Clerk’s office. (For more information, see the Town Clerk & Tax Collector’s General Information page.) When your request is approved, the Town Clerk will provide you with an official absentee ballot.
  2. Complete the absentee ballot, and submit it to the Town Clerk by Monday, Mar. 12. The Town Clerk’s office is open on Mar. 12 from 3-5pm. If someone other than the voter is returning the absentee ballot, that person must complete the absentee ballot return form.

For more information on town elections, go to http://masonnh.us.

Filing period for Mason elected offices is open through Friday

The filing period for the Town of Mason Elected Offices opened on Wednesday, January 24, at 10 a.m., and goes through Friday, February 2, at 5 p.m. at the Mason Town Clerk’s office (Mann House, 16 Darling Hill Rd., Mason, NH). Regular hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 pm; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Additionally, the office is open on Friday, February 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. and you must appear in person.

Elected Office Openings

  • Moderator, 2 year term
  • Town Clerk/Tax Collector, 3 year term
  • Treasurer, 3 year term
  • Selectman, 3 year term
  • Supervisor of the Checklist, 6 year term
  • Library Trustee, 3 year term
  • Trustee of Cemeteries, 3 year term
  • Trustee of Trust Funds, 1 year term
  • Trustee of Trust Funds, 3 year term