This official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire, provides information about the town government and the community for residents and visitors.

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. Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

News and Notices


New Job Posting — Full-Time Police Sergeant — see Employment page.

Summer  Changes

  • Locations — Selectboard, Planning Board & Zoning Board meetings in June, July & August will be in the Water & Sewer Conference Room, at the Utility Building, 6 Collins Street (unless otherwise posted).

Town Clerk / Tax Collector Hours

  • June, July, August — Fridays — Open 7:30 to 11 AM

Appointment Policy on Boards, Committees, and Commissions” and Appointment Application available on the Appointments page.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days — August 4 in Littleton and September 28 in Plymouth. FREE TO ASHLAND RESIDENTS. Read flyer here for location, times and list of items that can be collected.

REAL ID — The DMV has added hours on selected Saturdays at selected locations for obtaining the new, federally compliant driver license. Read this Press Release for additional information.

Sidewalk Replacement for Main Street (Gordon to West St.) is in a design phase and will be updated periodically at BOS meetings. An updated design presented May 21 showed suggested changes near West Street and Gordon Street, suggested addition of locust and sugar maple trees, and the removal of bump outs near Gordon Street. A previous design was presented on May 7. Large-scale versions of the engineering design are available for viewing upstairs in the Town Hall.

Japanese Knotweed, Best Management Practices here

“Meeting announcements for each public body of the Town of Ashland (committee, commission, board, trustees, etc.) will be posted on the Town of Ashland website calendar, under each meeting’s scheduled date, with time and location indicated. Meeting announcements, per RSA 91:A,  shall be posted on the Town’s website, Town Office bulletin board, and/or outside showcase and various public places, which may include the Ashland Post Office and the Ashland Utility Building outside showcase.”
“The minutes for each public body of the Town of Ashland are posted on the respective public body’s page on the website, listed by date and in pdf format. Copies of minutes are also available from the Town Clerk in the Town Office. “