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

Holiday Camp Week -- December 26-30 -- Register, Child Pick-Up List, Release

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

December 9 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:00pm, Elementary School Library

December 13 -- Heritage Commission Meeting Agenda -- 4:00pm, Fire Station

December 13 -- Electric Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Utilities Office

December 14 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:30am, Town Office

December 14 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

December 14 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Library

December 15 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Library

December 19 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 6:30pm, Fire Station

December 20 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Utilities Office (side entrance)

December 20 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Library

December 21 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

December 21 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Library

December 27 -- Electric Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Utilities Office

December 28 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

December 28 -- Planning Board Meeting -- 6:30pm, Town Office

December 28 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Town Office

January 9 -- Ashland 4th of July Committee Meeting -- 6:00pm, Booster Club

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, MidState Health Center.

OPERATION SANTA CLAUS -- Christmas tree tags for children needing Christmas gifts are hung in the Ashland office of the Meredith Village Savings Bank. The tags and gifts can be returned to Operation Santa Claus for presentation to the children. Requests for further information or donations may be addressed to Ashland Firefighters Auxiliary, PO Box 856, Ashland NH 03217.

After School Program forms available for 2016-2017 school year

December 10 -- Breakfast with Santa -- 8:30-10:30am, Common Man Ashland.

December 15 -- Christmas Story Time -- 6:00-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the circulation desk or call 968-7928.

December 16 -- December Kids Night Out -- 6:00-8:30pm, Ashland Booster Clubhouse. Indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, snacks and a visit from Santa. $5 pere child. Call 968-9209 for information.

December 19 -- Adult Coloring -- 5:30-6:30pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets, pens and pencils are provided or bring your own.

December 20 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets, pens and pencils are provided or bring your own.

December 24-26 -- Ashland Town Library will be closed.

December 26-30 -- Holiday Camp Week, 8:00am-4:30pm, Ashland Booster Club. Call 968-9209 for registration and information. Register, Child Pick-Up List, Release.

December 27 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets, pens and pencils are provided or bring your own.

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

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