THIS IS THE NEWS PAGE FOR THE TOWN OF HANCOCK
Here we will post new items, reminders, updates and pertinent information weekly. Please keep checking back as you might miss something important if you don't!
| The Staff at the Town Office CANNOT estimate your 2018 taxes. We DO accept pre-payments for future tax bills and pay NO interest on them. Should you choose to pre-pay, and this results in an overpayment, we will have to send you a check next fall for the over paid amount. If you have questions about the President Trump tax plan, please contact your own legal counsel or qualified accountant. WE CANNOT advise you on these matters. |
Some of the questions we have been getting are "Does my check have to clear before January 1?', 'What is the amount that will be due?', 'Can I claim prepayments on my taxes?'. These are great questions for the qualified advisor to answer.
2018 Dog Licensing Information
Licenses will be available starting Monday, October 16th. Dog Licenses run calendar year and will be expiring on 12/31/2017. All dog owners must license their dogs by 1/31/18. On 2/1/2018 a $25.00 late fee per dog is assessed, no exceptions, with the license fee.
To license your dog, you will need the current rabies certificate, spay/neuter papers, and method of payment. Licensing can be done via mail, online (click the dog on the homepage to be directed), in person, or dropping the paperwork off in the mail box just outside the front door. A dog that has been fixed, is $6.00, and a un-altered dog is $11.00.
The State Law on dog licenses can be viewed here
This is my son's dog, Encie- a rare moment of good behavior!! (at the groomer of all places!) She is a goldendoodle; 75% Poodle, 25% Golden Retriever, though I am sure she takes after the poodle side much more!
POLICY FOR PAYMENTS ON DELINQUENT TAX ACCOUNTS
The Board of Selectmen have instituted a new policy for the acceptance of all tax lien and tax foreclosure accounts. If you have a lien, lien notice, or foreclosure notice sent to you, all payments for those accounts must be made by a certified bank check, cash, or debit/credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.
If you are unsure if this applies to you, please give us a call and we will assist you with your payment options.
2017 REAL ESTATE TAX NOTICE
The 2017 Commitment Books for real estate and personal property are posted on the assessing tab of the website. This year we have published tax bills online also. There were many requests for this to be done over the years.
Please keep the town updated on any change to your tax account, such as, mailing addresses, dog(s), or name changes.
Hancock issues marriage licenses to Hancock residents by appointment only. There is a new electronic system for marriage licensing that is taking 30 minutes to 1 hour to fully process. Scheduling these helps us help you by ensuring someone will be available to issue it and ensuring you will have the appropriate paperwork and time to complete the process. To schedule, please call the office. Appointments are limited to certain days and hours.