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

Click here to view videos of the Ashland municipal meetings.

News and Notices

Filing Period (Jan 25 - Feb 3) for Open Positions to be elected March 14

Absentee Ballot Request for March 14 Town and School Elections

Planning Board Public Hearing -- Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments and Building Regulations Amendments

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

January 24 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Utility Office

January 24 -- Supervisors of the Checklist -- 7:00-7:30pm, Town Office. For the purpose of making additions and corrections to the checklist, prior to the filing period for town offices.

January 25 -- Filing period opens for residents running for open positions. Filing period ends Feb 3 at 5pm.

January 25 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:30am, Town Office

January 25 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 9:00am, Utility Office (side entrance)

January 25 -- Planning Board Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Town Office

January 25 -- Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Town Office

January 28 -- Supervisors of the Checklist -- 11:00-11:30am, Town Office. For the purpose of making additions and corrections to the checklist, prior to the Town and School Deliberative Sessions.

February 4 -- Town Deliberative Session -- 1:00pm, Elementary School Gym

February 7 -- Ashland School Deliberative Session -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

February 7 -- Pemi-Baker Regional School District (PRHS) Deliberative Session -- 6:30pm, Plymouth Regional High School

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

January 23 -- Adult Coloring -- 5:30-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library.

January 24 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library.

January 26 -- Winter Wonderland Story Time -- 6:00-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the circulation desk or call 968-7928.

January 30 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00pm, Ashland Town Library. The January selection is Aunt Sarah; Woman of the Dawnland, by Trudy Ann Parker. Books are available at the Library.

January 31 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library.

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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