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

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.

Thanksgiving Holiday Changes -- The Town Office will be closed November 25, 26 and 27. Welfare hours are changed to Tuesday, November 24, 5:00-7:00 pm.

Tax and Property Information: The new tax bills have been mailed, with payment due December 3, 2015. The 2015 property values list is also available on the Town Clark/Tax Collector page and on the Forms and Documents page.

WELFARE NOTICE: Beginning in October 2015, the Welfare office hours will change to Thursdays, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Parks & Recreation After-School Program -- REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen.
      Zoning Board --
1 regular member and 2 alternate members
      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

For Your Information:
     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

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

November 18 -- Capital Improvement Program Committee Meeting -- CANCELLED

November 18 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:00 pm Non-Public, 7:00 pm Work Session, Town Office

November 18 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

November 23 -- Economic Development Committee (AEDC) Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

November 23 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

November 24 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

November 26 & 27 -- Thanksgiving -- Town Offices and Departments will be closed

November 30 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station

Upcoming Community Events

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

Operation Santa Claus -- Application period is closed. Pickup date will be December 17 from 5pm to 6:30pm. See attached flyer for application requirements.

November 19 -- Thanksgiving Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

November 20 -- Thanksgiving Kids Night Out -- 6:00-8:30 pm, Booster Club. For children grades K-5, $5 per child. RSVP to 968-9209. Spoonsored by the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department and the Ashland Area Recreation Association (AARA).

November 30 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. (Note: There will be no book discussion group during December.)

December 4 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

December 4 -- Christmas Night in Ashland -- Schedule of Events

January 8 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

February 5 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

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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