Town Clerk / Tax Collector

Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector

Mission Statement

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for the issuance of motor vehicle registrations, marriage licenses, birth, marriage, death, and divorce certificates, and dog licenses. The Town Clerk's office also conducts all local, state, and national elections as well as voter registration and absentee ballot requests. The Tax Collector's office is responsible for the issuance of all taxes assessed to property owners. The office collects all monies owed on all taxes current and past due. The office is charged with the liening and deeding process on all past due taxes as prescribed by the R.S.A.'s. Our goal is to offer you excellent customer service in a professional, respectful manner with detail to accuracy.

A Proclamation:  Municipal Clerks Week - May 2-8, 2021

New Hampshire law requires that the Supervisors of the Checklist verify the checklist every ten years. Any person on the checklist who has not voted in the past four years must re-register to remain on the checklist. The Supervisors are sending notice letters to these voters at the address the voter provided when registering.

The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Stratham will hold two sessions for re-registering voters who have not voted since April 1, 2017, accepting applications for new voter registration, accepting requests for the correction of the checklist, and/or change of political party affiliation on:

Dates:                   Monday, May 10, 2021 AND Monday, June 28, 2021
Time:                    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location:               Municipal Center, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, New Hampshire 

Voters may check party affiliation on-line:

Eligible applicants may also register or request changes to their registration at our Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.  Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile should bring that proof when they come to register. Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may still register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, and citizenship, and/or domicile.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Deborah Bakie Town Clerk /Tax Collector (603) 772-4741 x140
Tara Madden Office Assistant (603) 772-4741 x142
Jim Joseph Deputy Town Clerk / Tax Collector (603) 772-4741 x141