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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Town of Bethlehem’s fiscal year?

The Town’s budgetary or fiscal year is from January 1st through December 31st.

How do I know if I need a permit for my project?

Maybe. See the “Do you need a permit?” list for the most frequently needed permits related to building projects.

What should I contact Code Enforcement for and how?

Code Enforement

Phone: (603) 616-5716

Contact Code Enforcement for:

  • Building Permits
  • Driveway Permits
  • Fire Inspections
  • Health Inspections
  • Child & Day Care Inspections

Building Permits are required with any new construction, remodeling over $1,000, or a change in building footprint.

A Certificate of Occupancy is available upon request for new structures upon completion of a certification of occupancy application and a successful final inspection by the building inspector.

Certificate of Occupancy Application

How do I register car or dog?

See the Town Clerk.

How do I register to Vote?

See Elections and Voting.

How do I pay property taxes?

Online payment of property taxes is available for Bethlehem residents and home owners. Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, AMEX, JBC and Diner’s Club) and ACH (direct draft from your Checking account) are accepted via this internet service. Fees apply: Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and AMEX) with a convenience fee of 2.95% (minimum of $1.50) and ACH with a flat convenience fee of $1.50. Please have your email address and your property tax ID number ready at the time of payment. The tax ID number is listed as the “Parcel” on your tax bill. Please enter it as it appears on the bill with all dashes.


How do I get rid of trash or recycling?

  • At the transfer station
  • Via a landlord-provided bear-resistant dumpster
  • Via curbside pickup – 2022 Calendar

Is their an ordinance law about… grass height, messy yards, fireworks, etc?

Probably not! See local ordinances here.