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 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.

Job Posting -- Town Administrator for Ashland, NH

The Ashland Board of Selectmen are asking you to submit your ideal qualifications for our next Town Administrator. Please e-mail your suggestions to Chairman Norm DeWolfe at or drop off your suggestions at the Town Office.

Credit card payment of PROPERTY TAXES and VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, at the Town Office and online. Please read this notice carefully.

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

Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions. Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen.
Zoning Board --
1 regular member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 3 alternate members
Heritage Commission -- 5 regular members and 3 alternate members
Conservation Commission -- 2 regular members
CIP (Capital Improvements) Committee -- 1 regular member
Economic Development Committee -- 3 regular members

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

July 28 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 8:00 am, Town Office

July 28 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

July 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

July 29 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda (Updated with location change) -- 7:30 am, Fire Station

July 29 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

July 30 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Fire Station [Mid-Year Budget Review, DPW & Electric]

August 13 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Fire Station [Mid-Year Budget Review, Water Sewer & Town]

August 20 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Fire Station [Mid-Year Budget Review, Park Rec & Library]

August 31 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

Upcoming Community Events

Affordable Care Act Help -- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Ashland Town Library. Enrollment assistance and information provided by Darla Jaquith, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, MidState Health Center.

July & August -- Red Cross Swim Lessons available through Ashland Park & Recreation

July 27 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "Escape from Camp 14" by Blaine Harden.

July 30 -- Art Harriman Concert, Fundraiser for the Ashland Town Library Building Fund -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library Lawn.

August 6 -- "Robin Hood" Play, presented by the Hampstead Stage Company -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. On the Library lawn; bring a chair or blanket. Rain location: Ashland Booster Club.

August 7 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Into the Woods" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

August 19 -- Upland Invasive Plants Seminar -- 6:00-7:30 pm, Meredith Community Center. Presented by the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association.

August 21 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Guardians of the Galazy" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

September 26 -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day -- 9:00 am-Noon, Plymouth Recycling Center, 56 Beech Hill Road. See flyer for details.

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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