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

Town Clerk/Tax Collector — updated December schedule.

Important Dates (see calendar for times, etc.)

  • December 23 — Planning Board Public Hearing
  • January 6 — School Budget Public Hearing
  • January 13 — Planning Board Public Hearing
  • January 17 — Town Budget Public Hearing
  • January 22 to January 31 (5 PM) — Filing for Town Offices
  • February 1 — Town Deliberative Session
  • February 11 — Presidential Primary
  • March 10 — Town Elections

Absentee Ballot Applications for national and town elections are available at the Town Office.

Job Postings for the Electric Department and Police Department are on the Employment page.

Library Survey — Please give the Ashland Town Library your input on the current library and future needs. Brief survey at this link.

To Be Re-scheduled — Presentation from NHDES and engineering consultant Woodard & Curran about our Asset Management Plan (AMP) for Ashland Water & Sewer, to focus on Ashland Water & Sewer’s inventory, assess the current state of the town’s infrastructure, and the steps we need to take to improve the management of our assets.  The PowerPoint, which will be explained at the presentation, is linked here.

  • “Asset management is the practice of operating and maintaining infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating them while delivering the service level customers desire. It is a tool to record all system practices and strategies used to manage system assets and a means to pursue and achieve sustainable infrastructure to move systems from crisis management to informed decision making, facilitate more efficient and focused operations, and improve financial management to make the best use of limited resources.”

The Fuel Assistance and the Electrical Assistance programs through TCCAP for 2019-20 are available. A general information flyer is HERE and the application form is HERE.

A Little Free Pantry is now available to anyone at the Ashland Town Library during open library hours. “Take What You Need, Leave What You Can.” Donations will be accepted to keep the pantry stocked — list of suggested items to donate. This is a great way for neighbors to help neighbors and show that we care about each other.

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

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. 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. “