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

Board of Selectmen 2014 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

News and Notices

Important Community information will be sent out via the Ashland Info-Blast as needed or the monthly Town Administrator's Report. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

The Town of Ashland is now accepting credit cards for payment of TAXES ONLY, ONLINE ONLY. Please read this notice carefully, to understand the credit card charges that are incurred and the credit cards that are accepted.

2015 Landfill stickers are available at the Town Office & Recycling Facility -- $2 per vehicle.

2015 Dog licenses will be available beginning January 2, 2015.

New Items

     2015 CIP Plan -- Executive Summary and PowerPoint (Presented Oct 6, 2014)
     Code Enforcement Complaint Form
     Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
     Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form

Water and Sewer Commissioner Vacancy: There is an opening for a Water and Sewer Commissioner due to a resignation. The position will be appointed until the March 2015 election. Interested Ashland residents should send a letter/email of interest to Chairman Eli Badger. Address letter to Water and Sewer Department, Att: Eli Badger, 6 Collins St., Ashland NH 03217 or email

Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions. Submit letter or email of interest to Paul Branscombe.
Zoning Board -- 1 full member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 1 alternate member

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

December 11 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Elementary School Library

December 15 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

December 16 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Elementary School Library

December 16 -- Economic Development Committee Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

December 16 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

December 17 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

December 18 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Elementary School Library

December 22 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Fire Station

December 22 -- Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

December 23 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

December 29 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Fire Station

December 30 -- Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

January 7 -- Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to Zoning Ordinance -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

January 7 -- Planning Board Meeting -- 7:00 pm or immediately following public hearing, Elementary School Library

January 8 -- Financial Forum -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria (Snow Date, January 9)

January 14 -- School Budget Hearing for 2015 Budget -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria (Snow Date, January 16)

January 15 -- Town Budget Hearing for 2015 Budget -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria (Snow Date, January 16)

Upcoming Community Events

Operation Santa Claus -- If you would like to support a child this holiday season, tree tags are available at Meredith Village Savings Bank and Bob's Shure Fine Market. Tags include the child's gender, age, sizes and interests. Return instructions are located on the back of each tag. All items should be returned by December 8, 2014. If you would like to give a cash donation, checks can be made out to Operation Santa Claus and mailed to: Ashland Fire Department, Operation Santa Claus, PO. Box 856, Ashland NH 03217.

December 11 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm -- Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the Library desk to reserve a space.

December 13 -- Breakfast with Santa -- 8:30-10:30 am -- Common Man Ashland. Adults, $7. Children 12 and under, $5. Children 3 and under free. Sponsored by the Ashland Woman's Club.

December 14 -- Breakfast -- 7:00--11:00 am, American Legion Dupuis-Cross Post 15. Adults $7, Children $4, Seniors, $6.

December 18 -- Holiday Story Time -- 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the circulation desk or call 968-7928.

December 19 -- Winter Wonderland Kid's Night Out -- 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Ashland Booster Club. $5 per child, grades K-5. Sponsored by the Ashland Parks and Rec Department, and the Ashland Area Recreation Association. 968-9209 or for more information.

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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