Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Ashland, New Hampshire

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire. Residents and visitors alike will find information about the town government and the community.

Ashland is a picturesque rural community, gateway to the Lakes Region and on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. The community of Ashland is bordered on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Little Squam Lake (the original location of the movie "On Golden Pond"). Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

News and Notices

Town Government Meetings

Community Events

Absentee Ballot Request (Town & School) -- March 2017
Proposed 2017 Budget:     Expenses      Revenues
Budget Form MS-737 (2017)
Video of Deliberative Session 2/4/2017
How is the Tax Rate Set by the NH DRA?
Fire Department Handout          Town Library Handout

Board of Selectmen Mission Statement

The Ashland Board of Selectmen seek to build and maintain the public's trust and understand the public's needs by providing a friendly proactive leadership, sound financial management practices and operate a cost-effective and efficient open and engaging town government.

  • Collaborative, objective, fact-based decision process
  • Transparent government
  • Honesty and high ethical standards
  • Fair, friendly, and responsive customer service
  • Planning for present and future needs
  • Communication and coordination with town and regional commissions, committees, departments and boards to help ensure inclusive and effective actions

Click here to view videos of the Ashland municipal meetings.

News and Notices

Snow Removal & Snow Obstruction Ordinance

Building Permit Applications -- new forms 9/19/16, see Land Use
After School Program forms
available for 2016-2017 school year
Code Enforcement Complaint Form

Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form
Credit card payment for Property Taxes and Vehicle Registrations  UPDATED

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to the Town Administrator.
      Budget Committee -- 2 regular members (contact David Ruell c/o Town Office)   
      Zoning Board -- 2 regular members and 2 alternate members
      Planning Board -- 3 alternate members
      Conservation Commission -- 2 regular members
      CIP (Capital Improvements) Committee -- 1 regular member
      Economic Development Committee -- 3 regular members
      Heritage Commission -- 1 regular member and 3 alternate members

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

February 21 -- Board of Selectmen Agenda -- 5:30pm Meeting, 6:30pm Public Hearing -- Elementary School Library

February 21 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

February 22 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 9:00am, CANCELLED

February 22 -- Planning Board Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Town Office

February 22 -- Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Town Office

February 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Utility Office

March 14 -- Town and School Election Day

Upcoming Community Events

Affordable Care Act Help -- 1st Thursday of the month, 1:00-3:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Enrollment assistance and information provided by Robert Allen, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, Mid-State Health Center.

After School Program forms available for 2016-2017 school year

February 21 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Bring your own supplies or choose from coloring pages and pens provided.

February 21 -- Story Time, All About the Birds! -- 6:00-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the library desk or call 968-7928.

February 27 - March 3 -- Winter Vacation Camp -- 8am-5pm daily, Ashland Booster Club. $25 per child per day. For information, call Ann Barney 968-9209.

February 27 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. The selection for March is Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy.

February 28 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Bring your own supplies or choose from coloring pages and pens provided.

2017 July 4th Dates Set

Online Services

Vehicle Registration

Dog Licensing

Vital Records

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

Official Ashland Videos

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