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.

Ashland 1868 to 2018 — Celebrating 150 Years of History

News and Notices


Message from the Tax Collector: “I have been receiving phone calls from taxpayers looking for their 2018 tax bills — they are not out yet. As we have informed you, this was a revaluation year and we should be receiving a letter from the assessing firm of CNP with our new values. As you will read in the letter, we have the opportunity to meet with them and review the new assessment if we want to. TAX BILLS will not be going out until the end of November or first of December and will be due 30 days after.” — Pat Tucker, Tax Collector. See: 2018 Property Tax Revaluation Notice.

Town Clerk/Tax CollectorSchedule Changes for November

  • November 14 & 15 — Town Office will be closed during the day, but Town Clerk/Tax Collector will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Operation Santa Claus — See this schedule of dates and additional details for Applications for the annual Operation Santa Claus. Dates and times are also posted on the website calendar. Valid ID and proof of Ashland residency is required. Please come prepared with your child’s clothing and boot sizes.

Winter Parking Ban

  • November 1 through May 1, between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM — No person shall park a vehicle on any street or in the following municipal parking areas: Mechanic Street Parking Lot, spaces along Riverside Drive adjacent to Memorial Park, and Town Hall Parking Lot.

Election and SB2 Information

  • Ashland Election Results — General Election, November 6, 2018 Election Results, November 6, 2018
  • Petitioned Warrant Articles — Information for outside agencies here (for bond articles and non-bond articles)
  • February 2, 2019 — Deliberative Session — 10 am, Gymnasium
  • March 12, 2019 — Town & School Election — Absentee Ballot Request

Town Administrator Update — Mid-Year 2018

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. A previous design was presented on May 7. Large-scale versions of the engineering design are available for viewing upstairs in the Town Hall.

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

Japanese Knotweed, Best Management Practices here

“The meeting announcements for each public body of the Town of Ashland (committee, commission, board, trustees, etc.) are posted on the website calendar, under each meeting’s scheduled date, with time and location indicated. Meeting announcements are also posted in various public places, which may include the Town Office, the Post Office, or the Utility Office.”
“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. “