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City Property Tax Rate Set at $14.86

November 12, 2019

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has approved the City’s 2019 tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 of $14.86 per $1,000 of valuation.

City Manager John Bohenko said the 2019 tax rate dropped by $.98, or 6.2% from the prior year tax rate of $15.84, and $1.35, or 8.3% from the anticipated tax rate of $16.21 at the time the City Council adopted the FY20 annual budget. 


Portsmouth's 2019 "Trick-or-Treat" & Halloween Parade

October 22, 2019

The date and time for “Trick-or-Treat” activities in Portsmouth this year will be Wednesday, October 30th, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.


The Portsmouth Police Department encourages families participating in this activity to review and practice personal safety as they walk through neighborhoods at this time of day, as driver visibility can be diminished by the darkness setting in.



Lead & Copper Corrosion Control Program Update

October 22, 2019

The City of Portsmouth implemented a Lead & Copper Corrosion Control Program in 2003 and has been in compliance requirements since its inception.  Recent sampling conducted in 2019 of 32 taps throughout the Portsmouth water system resulted in only 3 detections of lead at these customer locations and 29 locations with “non-detection” of lead.